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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Adel Abdul Mahdi named as Prime Minister

By John Lee. Former Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has been named as Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate, ending months of deadlock. Described by BBC News as “a veteran Shia Islamist politician“, Mahdi now has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval. The French-educated economist is the nominee of the two […]

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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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