Campaign to Immunize 5.8m Iraqi Children against Polio

Major campaign launched to immunize 5.8 million Iraqi children against polio Today, on World Polio Day the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a weeklong nationwide campaign to immunize Iraq’s children against polio. Under the slogan “two drops can change a life,” the five-day campaign aims to […]

Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, 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, fighter and […]

Oil Fires Burn South of Mosul

Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve is assessing the potential risk to personnel at Camp Swift and Qayyarah West Airfield, located about 50 miles south of Mosul, as a result of nearby burning oil wells and a sulfur plant fire. The coalition has taken air samples and analysis is ongoing to determine what, if […]

Carter Meets With Abadi, Addresses Troops in Baghdad

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi yesterday in Baghdad and spoke with troops there about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul. On this week’s international trip Carter also is visiting Turkey, the United Arab […]

Video: Iraq offensive against IS in Mosul

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Al Jazeera‘s Zeina Khodr reports on Iraq’s bid to retake ISIL’s stronghold in the country.

Currency Auction Results, 24th Oct

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 34 banks and 15 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Monday. A total of $157,823,144 sold at a price of 1182 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. (Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Union of Iraqi Publishers joins International body

By John Lee. National publishers associations from Iraq, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal became provisional members of the International Publishers Association (IPA). The General Assembly of the Geneva-based IPA agreed that the five applicants had met the conditions to become provisional members. After a period of up to three years, these publishers’ associations will […]

Police Overwhelmed as Drugs from Iran flood Basra

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  In the oil-rich city of Basra in southern Iraq, drug-trafficking gangs are gaining power. Through certain areas on the Iraqi-Iranian border, drugs come in from Iran to be consumed in […]

NIC grants $90bn in Investment Licences since 2009

The Elaborated Economic Conference for Investment Projects in Iraq was held in Baghdad on 17th October, organized by the Supreme Committee of Provincial Coordination and the National Investment Commission (NIC), with the attendance of a number of Parliament members, Ministers, Governors, Heads of Provincial Councils, Heads of Provincial Investment Commissions in addition to representatives of […]

Health Crisis in the making as Doctors flee Iraq

By Wilson Fache for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On Oct. 10, the Iraqi president approved a law passed by the parliament to provide comprehensive support to doctors in order to prevent the massive emigration in this sector and […]

HRW: Displaced People Can’t Move Freely

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government security authorities are unlawfully restricting the freedom of movement of displaced people in camps near Kirkuk. Despite the lack of hostilities in the area, people are not allowed to leave the camps freely. Displaced people in the Nazrawa and Laylan camps told Human […]

US Firm Wins Iraqi Navy Contract

By John Lee. Swiftships LLC, based in the US state of Louisiana, has awarded a $14,591,075 firm-fixed-price contract for “the accomplishment of continuous lifecycle support for the Iraqi Navy“. The contractor will provide technical expertise in preventative and planned maintenance, emergent repairs, and platform overhaul support services for Iraqi patrol boats, off-shore vessels, and defender […]