Tag Archives | alcohol

In Anbar, Liquor Shops are an Unlikely New Sign of Hope

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Even before the extremists were in control in Anbar, selling alcohol was banned. During extremist control, selling liquor was punishable by death. But now liquor stores have become a sign […]

Kurds stock up on Spirits as Ramadan kicks off

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Residents of Iraqi Kurdistan stock up on spirits as Ramadan kicks off While Iraqi security forces were busy clearing the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled areas in Mosul and the wider public in Iraq was […]

What’s really behind Iraq’s new Alcohol Ban?

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi parliament’s surprise decision to ban alcohol is raising challenges from many quarters, both for the law’s content and the way it was passed. Some critics also say politicians […]

Iraq Bans Alcoholic Beverages

By John Lee. The Iraq Parliament has approved a law “forbidding the import, manufacture and sale of all kinds of alcohol drinks.” Alcohol has been made readily available in shops, bars, restaurant and hotels in Baghdad and in some of the provinces of Iraq, and it was not unusual for young people in Baghdad to […]

Weekly Security Update for 7th December 2011

As the US military withdrawal continues, many are worried at the possibility of increased militancy over the coming year in Iraq. Levels of violence rose over the past week with the highest number of casualties recorded in six months. As warned, terrorists targeted Shi’ah worshippers gathering to commemorate Ashura, with a number of attacks in […]

Baghdad Clamps Down on Unlicensed Liquor Stores

Stores selling alcohol in the Iraqi capital were shut down by the Baghdad provincial council on Monday amid protests from their owners, according to a report from AKnews. Store owners were caught by surprise when police patrols arrived unannounced at their premises with orders from the provincial council to close down all unlicensed shops and […]

Tags: