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Racing to save last of ME’s Forests from Burning

By Peter Schwartzstein, for National Geographic. Iranian border guards have started scores of blazes along their shared frontier to clear their lines of sight along key cross-border smuggling routes. Turkish airstrikes on militant camps have reduced tracts of forest to cinder. Across the bone-dry mountains and flatlands, a potent combination of illegal logging and naturally […]

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 […]

Iraq “issues Warrants for 26 Top Officials”

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly issued warrants for 26 former and current top officials, including 11 ex-ministers, who are suspected of corruption. According to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the warrants issued included 15 to director generals. Sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that none of the warrants are for current […]

GardaWorld Recapitalized in $4bn Deal

Alongside Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier (pictured), funds advised by BC Partners, a leading international private investment firm, and others have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Rhône Group‘s equity interest in Garda World Security Corporation (“GardaWorld“), the largest privately-owned security and cash services company in the world, in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization. Following […]

UNCC Pays $270m to Kuwait

On Tuesday, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $270 million to the Governmentof the State of Kuwait towards the Commission’s remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission was established in 1991 in accordance with Security Council resolutions 687 (1991) and 692 (1991) to process claims and pay compensation […]

Former Unaoil Exec pleads Guilty to Iraq Corruption

Former Unaoil executive pleads guilty to conspiracy to give corrupt payments Basil Al Jarah, Unaoil’s former partner in Iraq, pleaded guilty on 15 July 2019 to five offences of conspiracy to give corrupt payments in connection with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO)’s investigation into Unaoil. The offences relate to the award of contracts to […]

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 […]

US Sanctions Four Iraqis

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two militia figures, Rayan al-Kildani and Waad Qado, and two former Iraqi governors, Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan and Ahmed al-Jubouri, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and targets perpetrators […]

Pompeo “Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent”

By Robbie Gramer, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent, Officials Say In May, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered a partial evacuation of diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq […]

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 […]

Iran Urges Closer Military Ties with Iraq

Defense Minister of Iran Brigadier General Amir Hatami called for the expansion of military and defense ties between Tehran and Baghdad, describing support for Iraq as a principled policy of the Islamic Republic. In a telephone conversation with his new Iraqi counterpart, General Hatami congratulated Najah Hassan Ali Al-Shammari on taking the post. Hailing Iraq […]

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