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Turkey names ‘Water Czar’ to Ease Disputes with Iraq

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey has launched an effort to help resolve the water problem of neighboring Iraq amid bilateral tensions over decreasing flow rates in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, whose waters the two countries share. President […]

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Women’s Advisory Group on Reconciliation and Politics

The Women’s Advisory Group (WAG) on Reconciliation and Politics, which was established in October 2018 with the support of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), was officially inaugurated on Thursday in Baghdad. The Group is expected to lobby for the advancement of women’s role in politics and making their voices heard. Women continue […]

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Parliament approves Iraq’s $112bn Budget

By John Lee. On Thursday parliament approved Iraq’s 2019 budget. According to AFP, at $111.8 billion it is one of Iraq’s largest ever spending bills, and represents a nearly 45 percent increase from last year. It assumes exports of 3.9 million barrels of oil per day in 2019, including 250,000 bpd from Iraqi Kurdistan, at […]

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Iran “the only Victor” in Iraq War

By John Lee. The US Army has published a report on its 2003 invasion of Iraq, and subsequent developments until the withdrawal of troops, claiming that Iran was the only real winner of the operation. “The U.S. Army in the Iraq War” was released Thursday in two volumes entitled “Invasion and Insurgency—Civil War, 2003-2006” and […]

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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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