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Iran Begins Exporting Natural Gas to Iraq

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia announced that the Islamic Republic has started exporting natural gas to neighboring Iraq. The exports of natural gas to the Arab country began on Wednesday night, the Iranian deputy oil minister said. Zamaninia also said the exports started with 7 million cubic meters (mcm) of […]

PMU wants to take over Baghdad’s security

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As violence escalated in Baghdad over the past few days, with several areas being targeted by bomb-rigged vehicles, members of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have called for the capital’s security dossier to be handed […]

New “Hope Bus” Launched for Vulnerable Iraqi Children

New “HOPE BUS” Launched to Tutor, Feed, and Provide Fun for Vulnerable, At-Risk Iraqi Children The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) is happy to announce the launch of its first mobile center, the “Hope Bus,” a transformative learning and safe space for vulnerable, at-risk children in Baghdad. The Hope Bus is equipped as a classroom on wheels […]

Religious Militias Push Back against Communist Revival

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. Last week’s kidnapping of seven activists in Baghdad could be another sign of increasing tensions between secular parties in Iraq and the country’s ruling religious groups. Is history repeating? Last […]

$500m Cash Intercepted at Baghdad Airport

By John Lee. Officials at Baghdad International Airport have reportedly intercepted a shipment of dollars and euros worth a total of $500m (£389m). Writing in The Independent, Patrick Cockburn claims the cash was contained in 23 large bags unloaded from a Qatari plane, and was intended as a ransom for 24 Qataris, several of them […]

Al Murabit Security Services opens New Base

Al Murabit Security Services has opened its new office in Burjessia, Basra, demonstrating its commitment to deliver its full security service offering  to customers in southern Iraq, as well as through its headquarters in Baghdad. Situated in the southern oilfields, the new office relocates the team closer to their customers and enables them to better […]

Radiation Danger raises Concern, Controversy in Iraq

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.  Radiation levels in parts of Iraq — including the heavily populated capital — are an environmental disaster that must be investigated and remedied, parliament member Hassan Salem and […]

Video: Demonstrations turn Violent in Baghdad

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Seven people, including a police officer, have been killed during a large anti-government rally in the Iraqi capital. What started as an orderly protest, called by Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr, soon turned […]

Video: al-Sadr Supporters demand Electoral Reform

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hundreds of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrate in Baghdad to demand electoral reform ahead of a planned provincial vote in September: