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MAG, Facebook Reducing Casualties from ISIS Mines

MAG teams up with Facebook to reduce casualties from ISIS mines in Iraq The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has launched an innovative project with Facebook and the US government to help people in northern Iraq learn how to stay safe from the landmines and unexploded bombs left behind after years of war. The initiative uses […]

Govt seems Powerless against Protesters

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 government seems powerless against protesters even as ‘unknown’ snipers take toll A video of a fearless teenager performing a dance from the popular multiplayer online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds amid heavy bullets and smoke […]

Baghdad Governor Sacked Amid Protests

The Baghdad Provincial Council on Sunday voted to dismiss governor Falah al-Jazairi amid protests in the Iraqi capital, according to local media and Anadolu Agency. The 58-member council voted unanimously to remove al-Jazairi from his post, Al-Iraqiya television said. According to the report, the provincial council will accept applications within days from candidates for the […]

As Protests Explode, Iraq Must Get Serious about Reform

By Bilal Wahab, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As Protests Explode, Iraq Must Get Serious About Reform While Washington focuses on getting Baghdad to rein in militias and end its dependency on Iranian energy, […]

Iraq’s Young Protestors ‘Have Nothing Left To Lose’

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. By Mustafa Habib. Anti-government protests in Baghdad were led by the younger generation, one that has grown up under military rule, lived a more liberal life online and is now […]

Cabinet Responds to Protests with New Initiatives

By John Lee. The Cabinet has met in Baghdad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and discussed the recent protests, announcing a series of measures on housing, employment and support for low-income groups. According to a statement from the Government, the latest measures include: Those injured during recent protests will receive free medical […]

Video: How can Iraq’s political Unrest be Solved?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters have lost their patience with what they say is decades of corruption and lack of services. They’re demanding Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resign – and the whole political system be […]

Video: Baghdad Curfew Lifted

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad curfew lifted but Iraq on alert for new protests A curfew is lifted in Baghdad following days of protests which have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remain after firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr […]

The Long Game in Iraq

By Robert S. Ford and Randa Slim, for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Last week, rockets landed in what was once known as the Green Zone—the heavily fortified neighborhood in western Baghdad where the American embassy is located. It was […]

Corruption Continues to Destabilize Iraq

By Toby Dodge, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In March and April, an extensive opinion poll carried out across Iraq found that the population were only united by very high levels of pessimism (opens in new window) about 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 […]