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Iraq Business News brings you the latest Iraqi politics news, keeping you up to date with the latest information and developments.

Erdogan’s plans in Iraqi Kurdistan may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For about 10 years, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which controls Erbil and Dahuk provinces in Iraq, has enjoyed close working relations with the Turkish government on trade, energy […]

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Iran FM, Iraqi Tribal Leaders Meet in Karbala

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met a group of Iraqi tribal leaders from south of the country in the holy city of Karbala. During the last leg of his meetings with Iraqi officials, elites and representatives of Iraqi society from various ethnicities and regions, Zarif sat for talks with the tribal leaders and clans’ […]

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Jordan and Iraq plan to Increase Trade

By John Lee. King Abdullah II of Jordan arrives in Baghdad today on an official visit to Iraq for talks with President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister Adil Abd Al Mahdi and senior officials, with a view to strengthening bilateral relations and regional development. According to a report from The Arab Weekly, the two countries […]

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Moldova: The most Cost-Effective Passport from Europe

Advertising Feature By Veronica Cotdemiey, CEO of Citizenship Invest. Moldova: the most cost-effective passport from Europe Citizenship by Investment has become one of the most reliable ways to obtain a legal citizenship and passport for many nationalities around the world. Allowing the ability to travel easily and secure a better future for individuals. However, when […]

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Merger of Parliamentary Committees sidelines Women

By Sara al-Qaher for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Merger of parliamentary committees further sidelines Iraqi women There are no easy options for Iraqi graduates who want to continue their education with post-graduate studies. If they have good grades, they […]

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Video: Women in Iraq Reclaiming Roles in Society

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The role of women in Iraqi society has come under the spotlight as more women assert themselves in all areas of society. Rights activists have felt those in charge are resisting the change, […]

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Report: Reviving Mediation on Disputed Internal Boundaries

From International Crisis Group. Reviving UN Mediation on Iraq’s Disputed Internal Boundaries The conflict over the disputed territories and the unresolved boundary of the Kurdish region has lingered for decades and occasionally spawned violence. These open issues leave both Iraq’s territorial unity and the governing system that would result from a reconfiguration of borders clouded […]

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PM orders Investigation into Appointment at Civil Aviation Authority

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) has called for an investigation into the appointment of a deputy director general to the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), citing allegation that the appointment was made under threat. In a statement the Prime Minister said. “His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi ordered to conduct […]

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UN raises Awareness of Bias against African-Iraqis

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. UN seeks to raise awareness of bias against African-Iraqis A recently convened UN committee addressed discrimination against many minorities in many countries, including Iraqis of African descent. Its conclusions shed light on […]

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Iraq “Not Obliged” to heed US sanctions on Iran

By John Lee. Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Ali Alhakim [Mohammed Ali al-Hakim] (pictured) has been quoted as saying that Iraq is not obliged to abide by US sanctions against Iran. According to Rudaw, he told journalists on Wednesday: “These sanctions, the siege, or what is called the embargo, these are unilateral, not international. We […]

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