Tag Archives | Adel Abdul-Mahdi

Iraq orders Militias to Integrate into Security Forces

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. Iraq orders militias to fully integrate into state security forces Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi issued a decree July 1 ordering the factions of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) to integrate fully into […]

Parliament Approves 3 Key Ministers

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has approved Prime Minister Adil Abul-Mahdi’s nominees to three key ministries, according to Associated Press: Defense: Najah al-Shammari; Interior: Yassin al-Yassiri; Justice: Farouq Amin Othman. The positions have been vacant since October. A nominee for the position of Minister for Education — Safana al-Hamdani — however, failed to receive […]

Oman to open Embassy in Baghdad

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi on Wednesday in Baghdad. During the meeting they discussed strengthening the relations between the two countries and the opening of air routes, facilitating entering visas, as well as their joint role in maintaining security and stability in the region. The […]

PM meets with German Foreign Minister

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi has met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his accompanying delegation during a visit to Baghdad. The Prime Minister expressed his desire to deepen relations with Germany, and cited in particular the signing of a road map for the electricity sector with Siemens. Minister Maas expressed […]

Baghdad Green Zone to Open around the Clock

By John Lee. Baghdad’s International Zone (Green Zone) is to be opened to traffic around the clock from tonight (Tuesday). Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi told a news conference on Monday evening that the move showed that the government is convinced the security situation in Baghdad is improved. The high-security zone is home to the Iraqi […]

Has Russia begun to Play a Role in Iraq?

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. Has Russia begun to play a role in Iraq? Member of the Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee Hakim al-Zamili announced May 9 that negotiations were underway to buy an S-400 air missile system from […]

Pompeo makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday, meeting with Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and senior officials. The visit comes as Washington enforces sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. A transcript of Secretary Pompeo’s press conference after the meeting can be read here. (Source: US […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]