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Peace Education in Iraq: Sustainable Development

Peace Education in Iraq: Laying a Foundation for Sustainable Development Strengthening the capacity of universities across Iraq to contribute to the achievement of SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, UNDP Iraq, national NGO, Iraq Al-Amal and the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, together launched a new national curriculum  – […]

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Ferry Disaster “Highlights Corruption in Mosul”

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ferry disaster highlights corruption and mafia-like activities in Mosul On March 21, thousands of Mosul residents flocked to Um El-Rabe’ayn Island, a touristic area about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of […]

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Iraq Prepares to Evict US Troops

By Geneive Abdo, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pro-Iran factions are pushing for the move just as the Islamic State is starting to hit back. Momentum is building among deputies in the Iraqi parliament to oust U.S. […]

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Mafia-like Groups “key Threat to Iraq’s Future”

By Julian Pecquet for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  US singles out ‘mafia’-like groups as key threat to Iraq’s future The United States welcomes Iraq’s desire to be a “bridge” to its neighbors but will not accept “malign” […]

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Video: Push to Criminalise Domestic Violence

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Women in Iraq push to Criminalise Domestic Violence Domestic violence has been on the rise in Iraq, with women’s groups blaming instability and the break down of law and order. However, there has […]

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Is Tehran trying to distance Soleimani from Iraq?

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As more factions within Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are being designated as terrorists by the US administration on account of their close ties with the Iranian side, Tehran is moving toward pulling […]

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Iraq gets new Sanctions Waiver to buy Iranian Energy

By John Lee. The Trump administration has reportedly granted Iraq a further 90-day extension to the waiver exempting it from US sanctions on Iran. CNBC quotes a senior State Department official as saying on condition of anonymity: “While this waiver is intended to help Iraq mitigate energy shortages, we continue to discuss our Iran-related sanctions […]

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US-Iraq Security Partnership: Avoiding the Pitfalls

A U.S.-Iraq Security Partnership: Avoiding the Pitfalls Just Ahead The dust of last year’s final campaign to destroy the Islamic State “caliphate” had hardly settled before talk of expelling U.S. forces began to circulate in Iraq’s newly seated Council of Representatives (COR), according to a report from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy: “This […]

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Iraqi boosting Arab Ties while Balancing Relations with Iran

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi officials stress need to boost Arab ties while balancing relations with Iran The Iraqi city of Sulaimaniyah hosted the sixth-annual Sulaimaniyah Forum on March 6-7, where discussions focused on Iraq’s strategic significance in […]

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Rouhani in Baghdad seeks Outlets against US Sanctions

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Baghdad on March 11 amid his government’s efforts to expand ties with Iraq to reduce the impact of US sanction on Iran’s economy. Prior to departing Tehran, Rouhani remarked, “[Iran’s ties with Iraq] […]

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