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Iraqi Kurdistan Cabinet finally sees daylight

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani presented his new Cabinet July 10, vowing to institute reforms and reinvigorate the semi-autonomous government in Erbil, Iraq. Three main parties in Iraqi Kurdistan were […]

Parliament Approves 3 Key Ministers

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has approved Prime Minister Adil Abul-Mahdi’s nominees to three key ministries, according to Associated Press: Defense: Najah al-Shammari; Interior: Yassin al-Yassiri; Justice: Farouq Amin Othman. The positions have been vacant since October. A nominee for the position of Minister for Education — Safana al-Hamdani — however, failed to receive […]

Cabinet agrees Government Programme 2018-2022

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It discussed the Iraqi government programme for 2018-2022, and adopted a covenant committing the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet to implementing the programme and to be held accountable for its delivery before parliament. […]

Video: Govt Misses Deadline for Reforms

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has been in power since last October. When he was appointed, he gave parliament 100 days to end its deadlock and begin implementing much-needed reforms. That deadline […]

Nearly 100 Days in, how is New Govt Performing?

By Dr. Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Nearly One Hundred Days In, How is Iraq’s New Government Performing? Spending the last two weeks of 2018 in Iraq offered a window into Iraqi politics, the economy, and how Iraqis are coping on a variety of issues. My trip began with a conference, and despite the […]

Will PM Fail to Complete his Cabinet?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iraq’s prime minister fail to complete his Cabinet? For the second time in less than two months, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has left the Iraqi parliament building […]

Iraq to Extend Pensions to Short-Term Employees

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has said it intends to extend pension rights and other benefits to public sector employees on short term and daily contracts. At a cabinet meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday, Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi told the Cabinet that the government intends to introduce measures to give public sector employees on […]

Prime Minister names his 8 New Ministers

Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has reportedly named his final eight ministers, completing his cabinet after weeks of delay. According to information received by Rudaw, the appointments are as follows: Dara Nuradin – Ministry of Justice Falih Fayadh – Ministry of Interior Faysal Jarba – Ministry of Defense Qusay Abdulwahab Suheil – Ministry of Higher Education […]

PM faces Pressure in Forming his Cabinet

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Most of the political forces participating in the Iraqi parliament have stressed the need to leave the quota system behind. The deeply entrenched differences, however, surfaced during the parliament […]

New Iraqi Cabinet Named

During a special session in Baghdad, Iraq’s parliament approved candidates nominated by Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi for membership of the Iraq’s new Cabinet. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi outlined to parliament the key priorities of the new Iraqi government which include the delivery of good public services, protecting Iraq’s national security and fighting extremism, […]

Want to be an Iraqi Govt Minister?

By John Lee. Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi has launched a website to allow Iraqis to apply for ministerial positions in his new cabinet. According to BBC News, Mr Abdul Mahdi invited “those with expertise, specialisation and practical experience” to come forward. Applicants have until Thursday to submit a CV and evidence they meet […]

Iraq’s Promising New Leadership

Iraq’s prime minister-designate, Adel Abdul Mahdi, is the kind of leader the U.S. might have hoped for: experienced, well-respected, and, by the standards of Iraqi politics, above sectarian and ethnic factionalism, according to an editorial piece from Bloomberg Opinion: “Unfortunately, the chances that he can create a government consistent with those values remain slim. “While […]