Iraq receives final Korean Fighter Jet

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly received its 24th and final Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50IQ Fighting Eagle light fighter and trainer aircraft, which is the Iraqi Air Force variant of the T-50 Golden Eagle/FA-50 Fighting Eagle. According to Janes, the delivery of the final batch of aircraft marks an end to the six-year procurement […]

Abductions Linked to Baghdad Protests: HRW

At least seven people, including a boy of 16, were reported missing since October 7 from or near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where they were participating in ongoing protests in Iraq’s capital, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. Four were still missing as of December 2. The families said they visited police stations and government […]

Oil Exports Slightly Up in November

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for November of 105,014,772 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.500 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.447 million bpd exported in October. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 102,005,095 barrels, while exports […]

Video: Protesters Clash with Security Forces in Karbala

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters clash with security forces in Iraq’s city of Karbala Iraqi protesters clash with security forces in Iraq’s central city of Karbala as anti-government protests continue across the country. View on YouTube

Video: Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Short Tenure as PM

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Adel Abdul Mahdi became prime minister in October 2018, at a time of unrest in the country. His government promised to make things better, but said it needed more time but was unsuccessful. […]

Iraq Clamps Down on Media Covering Protests

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. Iraq clamps down on media and broadcast networks covering protests For the first time, the Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission shut down or gave warnings to 17 media institutions for covering the […]

Parliament Approves Prime Minister’s Resignation

dBy John Lee. Iraq’s parliament has reportedly approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. According to BBC News, it is unclear who will take over from Mr Abdul Mahdi, as existing laws do not specify how parliament should deal with a prime minister’s resignation. On Sunday clashes continued in cities including Baghdad and […]

Challenges facing Iraq after PM’s Resignation

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue. The immediate […]

PM announces Plans to Resign

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, announced on November 29 that he is to submit his resignation to Parliament in the wake of increasing violence across the country. The announcement was shown on state television and came one day after at least 35 protestors were killed by the security forces. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani’s latest […]

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 […]

UNDP E-Tendering Training in Ramadi

E-Tendering training for potential bidders to be held in Ramadi, Anbar In continuing of training sessions conducted in 2017, 2018 and early 2019 for the potential firms/companies throughout Iraq, UNDP Country Office Iraq is planning to conduct E-Tendering training session for firms/companies who have not yet registered with the E-Tendering portal of the UNDP based […]

Iraq Duty Free to open at Kirkuk Airport

By John Lee. Iraq Duty Free has reportedly signed a ten-year contract with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) and the Ministry of Transport to run shops at the new Kirkuk International Airport. The Moodie Davitt Report quotes Iraq Duty Free CEO Ahmed Kamal as saying that the Financial Links-owned retailer will open a 190 […]