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Chaos Spreads as PM Office Remains Vacant

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. Chaos spreads in Iraq as PM office remains vacant A number of unidentified militias penetrated Tahrir Square and the Sanak Bridge area in central Baghdad on the evening of Dec. 6, targeting […]

Baghdad International Fair “Postponed”

By John Lee. Baghdad International Fair, which was due to start on Friday, has reportedly been postponed for 10 days. It is now scheduled to run from 11th to 20th November. The postponement comes as protests continue to cause disruption in Baghdad and throughout the country. (Sources: various) (Picture credit: Mohammad Ali Huzam)

Video: Protests Persist in Defiance of Baghdad Curfew

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis are defying a curfew in a new wave of protests. They are back on the streets of the capital, calling for political change. There is widespread anger over corruption, the lack of […]

Baghdad Curfew as Protests Continue

Iraq declared a curfew in Baghdad on Monday as two people were killed and 112 injured in the fourth day of anti-government protests, and the coalition government’s most powerful erstwhile supporter called for early elections, reports Reuters. Baghdad’s top military commander imposed the curfew from midnight (2100 GMT) until 6 am (0300 GMT) effective “until […]

Iraq Duty Free plans First Downtown Store in Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraq Duty Free is reported to be in the process of securing approval to operate the first downtown duty free store in Iraq. The project, to be located in Baghdad, is expected to begin early next year, and open in June 2020. The company is also expanding at Basra International Airport and […]

Baghdad Council Elects New Governor

By John Lee. The Baghdad Provincial Council has reportedly elected Mohammed Jaber al-Atta as new governor, replacing Falah al-Jazairi, who was sacked last week following protests. According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Al-Atta is a member of the “State of Law” coalition, led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Baghdad Governor Sacked Amid Protests

The Baghdad Provincial Council on Sunday voted to dismiss governor Falah al-Jazairi amid protests in the Iraqi capital, according to local media and Anadolu Agency. The 58-member council voted unanimously to remove al-Jazairi from his post, Al-Iraqiya television said. According to the report, the provincial council will accept applications within days from candidates for the […]

Jordan Increases Exports to Iraq

By John Lee. Fifty-one Jordanian companies are expected to take part in the Baghdad International Fair in November. According to the Jordan Times, the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) is aiming to build on the agreements signed between Jordan and Iraq, especially those signed during Prime Minister Omar Razzaz’ recent visit to Baghdad. It adds […]

Corruption Scuppers Projects in Baghdad

By John Lee. Al-Fanar Media has published a report entitled “Corruption Sidetracks Projects Intended to Make Baghdad a ‘Capital of Arab Culture”“. The article was first published in Arabic on the pan-Arab news site Daraj, with support from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). Click here to read the full report in English. (Source: Al-Fanar […]

Seedstars Baghdad chooses Top 3 Startups in Iraq

Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, hosted its Iraq round this Friday, at The Station, where 8 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel. The local winners were chosen for their innovative sustainable solutions on their different fields. The […]

IBBC visits Ramadi and Baghdad

This past week, IBBC’s , Christophe Michels, Managing Director of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), and IBBC’s Deputy Chairman, Eng. Rasmi Al Jabri, visited Iraq with Brigadier James Ellery CBE, Chairman of Turnkey LLC. The main focus of the visit was construction and redevelopment in Ramadi, Anbar Province, which has undergone a remarkable period […]