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Iraq to create new Comms and Informatics Company

The Iraqi Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. The Cabinet: discussed public services in Basra, and received briefings on federal and local efforts to improve water and other essential services in the province. received briefings on delivery of essential services in other regions […]

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Cabinet to Improve Services in Basra; Approves Kirkuk Refinery License

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. At the meeting, it was decided to: direct the Ministry of Water Resources to deliver water for Basra province to a rate of 75 m3 / s and remove unauthorised structures on the rivers; direct the […]

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Cabinet Approves Funding for Infrastructure Projects

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, and discussed progress in the implementation of measures to improve the delivery of essential services across Iraq. It approved an allocation of 4 billion Iraqi dinars for the comprehensive and immediate maintenance of the soil barrier […]

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Minister for Electricity Suspended

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi (pictured) on Sunday for what he described as the “poor performance of the sector“. Protests against unemployment and poor public services turned violent earlier this month, with several protesters killed. Many areas of Iraq are struggling to cope with insufficient electricity supply during […]

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Minister of Transport to be Investigated for Corruption

MP Adil al-Nuri of the State of Law Alliance has said the integrity commission will commence procedures to investigate the Minister of Transport, Kazem Finjan, on corruption and waste of public funds. Al-Nuri added that the Integrity Commission will renew a push to prosecute senior officials involved in corruption during the coming parliamentary period. (Source: […]

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OEC Boss appointed Deputy Oil Minister

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has reportedly appointed a new Deputy Minister for upstream operations. Spokesman Asim Jihad told Reuters that Kareem Hattab [Kareem Hattab Jaafer] (pictured), who will oversee exploration and production, has previously served as director general of the state-owned Iraqi Oil Exploration Company. (Sources: Reuters, Iraq Oil Report)

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Parliament Approves two Cabinet Posts, Rejects two others

The Iraqi parliament has approved the appointment of Irfan al-Hayali to the Ministry of Defence and Qasim al-Araji to the Interior Ministry. Inam al-Obeidi, who had been nominated for the Ministry of Commerce, and Najam Ali, who had been nominated for the Ministry of Industry, were both rejected by the parliament. As such three cabinet […]

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Supreme Court rules Against Abadi’s Reforms

By John Lee. Iraq’s Supreme Court  ruled on Monday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s attempt to abolish the roles of Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister was unlawful. It said the roles are required under the constitution, and can only be eliminated by an absolute majority in parliament and then ratified by a national referendum. […]

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Iraq’s Technocrat Ministers under Threat

By Omar al Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Sept. 5, unidentified gunmen attacked the home of Ann Nafaa Awsei, the newly appointed minister of construction, housing and public municipalities, in the Iraqi capital, which resulted […]

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Zebari Dismissed – What now for IMF Loan?

By Omar Sattarfor Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What’s the status of IMF loan as Iraq dismisses finance minister? Prior to his dismissal Sept. 21, Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari ran successful negotiations with international banks to obtain […]

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Problems Threaten Postponement Of 2017 Elections

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. Political conflicts, war with extremists and millions of displaced: All these threaten to see Iraq’s next elections postponed, despite the fact that many say they will be the country’s most […]

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Finance Minister Zebari Sacked

By John Lee. Iraq’s finance minister, Hoshyar Zebari (pictured), has been voted out of office by the country’s parliament on Wednesday. Lawmakers voted 158 to 77 against Zebari, after a parliamentary inquiry last month into charges of corruption and mismanagement of public funds. Zebari, a senior Kurdish official who previously served as foreign minister, denies all […]

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