Tag Archives | Adel Abdul-Mahdi

Lukoil CEO and Iraqi PM discuss Cooperation

By John Lee. The President of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, has held a meeting with Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad. The meeting was attended by the Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Maksim Maksimov. The parties discussed the current status of projects, among them the geological exploration at Eridu field (Block 10) in the south […]

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PM welcomes Increased Cooperation with UK

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received Baroness Emma Nicholson, the Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), at his office on Sunday to discuss cooperation between Iraqi and British businesses, and proposed investment projects in Iraq. The Prime Minister said that stability in Iraq provides an opportunity to increase reconstruction efforts, […]

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Video: Govt Misses Deadline for Reforms

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has been in power since last October. When he was appointed, he gave parliament 100 days to end its deadlock and begin implementing much-needed reforms. That deadline […]

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Iraq activates Supreme Anti-Corruption Council

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 Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has restructured the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council founded by his predecessor Haider al-Abadi in October 2015. Abdul Mahdi said Jan. 9 that he would make every […]

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The Challenges Facing the New Government

By Dr. Layth Mahdi. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Challenges Facing the New Government: The End of Iraq or Its Revival The liberation of Iraq has given the country freedom; however this democracy has transformed into chaos with the spread […]

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PM orders Investigation into Appointment at Civil Aviation Authority

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) has called for an investigation into the appointment of a deputy director general to the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), citing allegation that the appointment was made under threat. In a statement the Prime Minister said. “His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi ordered to conduct […]

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Will PM Fail to Complete his Cabinet?

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. Will Iraq’s prime minister fail to complete his Cabinet? For the second time in less than two months, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has left the Iraqi parliament building […]

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Iraq to Extend Pensions to Short-Term Employees

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has said it intends to extend pension rights and other benefits to public sector employees on short term and daily contracts. At a cabinet meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday, Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi told the Cabinet that the government intends to introduce measures to give public sector employees on […]

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Prime Minister names his 8 New Ministers

Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has reportedly named his final eight ministers, completing his cabinet after weeks of delay. According to information received by Rudaw, the appointments are as follows: Dara Nuradin – Ministry of Justice Falih Fayadh – Ministry of Interior Faysal Jarba – Ministry of Defense Qusay Abdulwahab Suheil – Ministry of Higher Education […]

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NIC identifies Main Issues Hindering Investment in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has identified five main issues hindering investment in Iraq: Not applying the One Stop Shop (OSS) law as it should be applied and denying the OSS representatives the required authorities to decision making; Difficulties in allocating lands and being subject to interpretation and wishes of various bodies; […]

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Sectarianism, Governance, and Iraq’s Future

By Ranj Alaaldin. The June 2014 takeover of Mosul by the Islamic State group (ISIS) was described as an existential threat to the Iraqi state and the post-2003 political order. Yet, its emergence was only a symptom of a broader series of crises that had engulfed Iraq over the past decade. While militant groups dominate […]

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