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Iraqi Planes return to Damascus after 7 years

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi planes land in Damascus following 7-year hiatus Following a seven-year hiatus caused by the economic embargo imposed on Syria and the unstable security situation, an Iraqi civilian airplane […]

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New Commander for Operation Inherent Resolve

Army Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve from Army Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the III Armored Corps commanding general, today during a ceremony in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces partners and distinguished guests joined an audience including U.S. […]

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SOSi Wins $5m Contract at US Embassy

SOS International LLC (SOSi) has announced its award of a $5 million base plus four-year contract by the U.S. Army to provide human resources, accounting, and technical security assistance services to the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. U.S. security assistance supports the development of a modern, accountable, fiscally sustainable, and […]

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Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists

The coalition and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between Sept. 3-9, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Monday. Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of ISIS […]

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Former Defense Ministry Official Jailed for Corruption

By John Lee. A former deputy general secretary at Iraq’s Ministry of Defense has reportedly been sentenced to six years in prison corruption. According to Rudaw, Ziad al-Qattan was conviced in relation to three contracts to supply the Ministry with light weaponry and military equipment. He held the position during the Iraqi Transitional Government of […]

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Video: Iran claims Missile Attack on Kurdish Rebels in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed on Sunday that it had launched deadly missile attacks against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq a day earlier. Rockets struck the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition […]

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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 […]

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Video: Situation in Basra, day after Iran Consulate Torched

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Scenes of the streets of Iraq’s southern city of Basra, one day after demonstrators torched the Iranian consulate. Basra has seen a surge in protests over the lack of public services since Tuesday. View […]

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UNDP Improves the Effectiveness of Local Police

UNDP trains mid-ranking police officers to Improve the effectiveness of Local Police The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Training and Qualification Directorate in the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) jointly delivered two pilot courses on training of trainers (ToT) on the topic of ‘Improving the Effectiveness of Local Police (IELP)’. The course duration was […]

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IDPs below Two Million for First Time since 2014

Iraq Displacement Figures Drop Below Two Million for First Time Since 2014; Nearly Four Million Have Returned Home For the first time in nearly four years, the number of displaced Iraqis has fallen below two million, according to a milestone IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report released today (04/09). Data collected by IOM staff for […]

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UN Urges Speedy Formation of Govt to Tackle Iraq’s Problems

UN’s Kubiš Urges Calm and Speedy Formation of Government to Tackle Iraq’s Persistent Problems The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, expresses grave concern over the casualties during violent protests over the lack of critical public services in Basra. He offers condolences to the families of the dead […]

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Pharma Firm pays $25m to Resolve Corrupt Payments

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Paris-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi has agreed to pay more than $25 million to resolve charges that its Kazakhstan and the Middle East subsidiaries made corrupt payments to win business. According to the SEC’s order, the schemes spanned multiple countries and involved bribe payments to government procurement officials […]

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