Tag Archives | Arab League Summit

Weekly Security Update for 12th April 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. Security measures were gradually relaxed following the conclusion of the Arab League Summit which appeared to grant militants slightly more opportunity to conduct attacks. At least 29 people were killed and 19 injured in nationwide incidents. Tactics A total of 20 bomb attacks left 10 people dead […]

Arab Summit Memories: the Good, the Bad and the Luxury

For some, last week’s Arab League summit was a dream come true; for others, it was a traffic, business and security nightmare. according to this article from NIQASH. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Praise and criticism has been flying ever since […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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After the Baghdad Summit: Implications Regionally and in Iraq

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Weekly Security Update for 30th March 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week despite heightened security measures put in place ahead of the Arab League Summit. It was the worst week since a series of terrorist attacks targeted Shi’ah pilgrims during Arba’een at the beginning of January and the fourth-worst week recorded over the past six months. At least 73 […]

What will be the Legacy of the Baghdad Summit?

The Arab League Summit reaches its climax today (Thursday) with the meeting of the heads of state, and so far the event is being seen as a success for Iraq and its Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki. The hosting of this pretigious conference is a public relations coup for all concerned, and represents the acceptance of […]

Iraq Seeks Arab Debt Forgiveness

Iraq has asked its Arab neighbours to forgive its pre-invasion debts, urging them to follow the United Arab Emirates and Algeria which have already written off what they were owed, according to Reuters. “We’ve asked Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and Morocco to help Iraq in closing up its debt situation,” Iraqi […]

Arab Summit Increases Food Prices in Baghdad

Food and goods prices in Baghdad are rising as the Arab summit approaches, reports AKnews. A member of the Iraqi parliament’s finance committee said citizens have started to complain about the hike in prices, adding that the government should take action to stabilize market prices. One resident told the news agency that  “rising food and […]

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Baghdad’s Historic Summit Meeting

Next week’s Arab League Summit in Baghdad is a very significant moment in Iraq’s development. Quite apart from any discussions and resolutions at the conference itself, the staging of the event in Iraq for the first time since 1990 demonstrates the acceptance of an independent Iraq into the community of Arab states. Preparation for the […]