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Constitutional Amendments Relating to Petroleum Issues

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Constitutional Amendments Relating to Petroleum Issues The “October Uprising” is sustained, vertically and horizontally, causing on one side regrettable loss of human lives, inflicting serious damage and destruction to public, business and […]

New Political System would Open Door to Maliki

By Ibrahim Saleh. 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. Changing The System: Call For New Political System Opens Back Door to Iraq’s Unpopular Former PM There have been calls to move Iraq from a parliamentary political […]

Will Iraqi Kurdistan Ever Get New Constitution?

By Alaa Latif. 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. Fighting About Religion and Power: Will Iraqi Kurdistan Ever Get It’s New Constitution? Iraqi Kurdistan is now working on re-drafting its Constitution. It would define the region […]

Kurds ‘Willing to Negotiate Disputed Territories’

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. Iraq’s Borders Will Not Be Drawn In Blood: Iraqi Kurdish Say They’re Willing to Negotiate Disputed Territories For over almost a year the military forces from the semi-autonomous region of […]

Article 140: The Elephant at the Negotiating Table

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. Article 140: The Elephant At The Negotiating Table As Kurds and Iraqis Reach Oil Deal Over the past week or so, there have been many congratulatory articles written about the […]

200 Laws In Limbo, 6,000 Unfinished Projects

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. Iraq’s New Parliament: 200 Laws In Limbo, 6,000 Unfinished Projects And One Messy Constitution As Iraq’s new government slowly evolves into a sitting Parliament, there are hundreds of pieces of […]

UN Officials urge Respect for Constitution

Amidst ongoing insecurity in northern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his representative in the country expressed support today for President Fouad Masoum’s office, as politicians are working towards creating a new Government, and warned that heightened political tensions could lead Iraq into even deeper crisis. Mr. Ban “commends Iraqi President Fuad Massoum for having charged […]

Iraq to Form 3 New Governorates

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi cabinet made big headlines today with a shock decision […]

Constitution So Divisive, There are Calls for a New One

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. Iraq’s Constitution So Divisive, There are Calls for a New One The Iraqi Constitution, formulated in 2005, is often described as one of the best in the Middle East. […]

Maliki to Run for Third Term

By Ali Abdel Sadah for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Aug. 26, 2013, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq announced that it had overturned a previous law, passed by parliament, that limits the president, prime minister and parliament speaker to two terms […]

Iraq Finally gets Senate

By Mustafa Habib. 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. Baghdad may soon get its own version of a US Senate as MPs attempt to decentralize power further. A law is in the making to form […]

Kirkuk: No solution, Time to Go It Alone?

By Saleh Elias. 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. The people of Kirkuk won’t be voting in the Iraqi elections because of ongoing issues about whom the area belongs to. Frustrated, some are saying Kirkuk […]