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Iraq Third from Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Iraq has been rated third-last in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while Iraq comes in […]

In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Security Camera on Every Corner

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Security Camera on Every Corner In Iraqi Kurdistan businesses can’t get a license unless security cameras are installed. But locals say cameras are unregulated and an […]

Iraqi Journalist “Beaten by Party Officials”

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Kurdistan Journalists Union (KJU) have condemned the brutal attack on a journalist by armed militia from the ruling party in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On 15 January, Iraqi journalist Karwan Haji, working for Afro and Kanky-Lash newspapers, was brutally attacked by armed militia from the […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Power Station Attack: Kurdish Protestors Use Violence?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Power Station Attack First Sign that Iraqi Kurdish Protestors are Ready to use Violence? Just after protests about power cuts, somebody fired rockets at a Chamchamal power station. Is this […]

IOM Business Support Programmes Assist Displaced Iraqis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad. This livelihood assistance was funded by the Government of Canada and supported […]

Dyncorp in $31m Aviation Deal

By John Lee. Dyncorp International LLC has been awarded a $30,790,391 modification (P00148) to foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait) W58RGZ-13-C-0040 to exercise option year three of a regional management fee for aviation field maintenance services in support of the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Aviation Field Maintenance Division outside the continental U.S. operations. […]

Video: East Mosul Cleared ahead of Push for West Bank

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi forces battled the last holdout jihadists in east Mosul on Thursday after commanders declared victory there and set their sights on the city’s west, where more tough fighting awaits.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, bomber, fighter […]

Iraq Business News Welcomes GardaWorld

By Padraig O’Hannelly. To prosper in Iraq, you need to be well informed, and at Iraq Business News we are committed to providing our readers with the very best and most relevant information on the country. To that end, we are delighted to announce that GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, […]

AMAR increases Mental Health Support for IS Victims

By Robert Cole. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has been providing vital mental health treatment for many hundreds of Yazidi Women who have escaped from Daesh (ISIS) captivity. Thousands are still being held, but those that have managed to escape have returned, understandably traumatised by their terrible ordeals. The majority have been raped, beaten and […]

Video: Liberation of East Mosul

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An Iraqi forces top commander announces they have fully retaken east Mosul from the Islamic State group, three months after a huge offensive against the jihadist bastion was launched: