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UN Security Council makes First-ever Visit to Iraq

Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit The UN Security Council has concluded a first-ever visit to Iraq on Saturday, five years on from the proclamation, by the ISIL terrorist group, of a “caliphate” in the country. The visit, which also took in a trip to Kuwait, saw […]

Arrest Warrant for Acting Kirkuk Governor

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. Kirkuk court issues arrest warrant for acting governor Kirkuk’s Integrity Court issued an arrest warrant June 16 for Rakan Saeed al-Jabouri, the acting governor of Kirkuk, on charges of corruption, including wasting 950 million […]

TechnipFMC Fined for Iraq Bribes

By John Lee. Oil services firm TechnipFMC (TFMC) has agreed to pay $296 million to resolve allegations that the company paid bribes in Brazil and Iraq. TFMC is the product of a 2017 merger between two predecessor companies, Technip S.A. and FMC Technologies, Inc.. The admissions and court documents establish that beginning by at least […]

Ferry Disaster “Highlights Corruption in Mosul”

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ferry disaster highlights corruption and mafia-like activities in Mosul On March 21, thousands of Mosul residents flocked to Um El-Rabe’ayn Island, a touristic area about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of […]

Video: Where is the Money for Iraq Reconstruction going?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraq, reconstruction remains a daunting obstacle to displaced people returning home. The government has allocated money and established commissions for people to file for assistance. But there is little sign of that […]

Oil Smugglers can count on Corruption 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. Accusations are flying about oil smuggling in Iraq’s Ninevah province, and many accusers say government officials, armed factions and other powerful parties are involved. Representatives of the province, including parliament member Ahmed al-Jubouri, have said recently […]

Petrofac Exec admits Bribes Paid to Win Iraq Contracts

In connection with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO)’s ongoing investigation into Petrofac Limited and its subsidiaries (“Petrofac”), on 6 February 2019 David Lufkin, 51, a British national, and previously Global Head of Sales for Petrofac International Limited, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to eleven counts of bribery, contrary to sections 1(1) and 1(2) […]

Iraq Gains one place in Transparency Ranking

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Iraq’s ranking has risen one place in its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From a total of 180 countries, Iraq came in at number 168; last year’s position was 169 out of 180 countries. This result puts it on equal ranking with Venezuela, behind countries such as […]

Iraq activates Supreme Anti-Corruption Council

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. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has restructured the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council founded by his predecessor Haider al-Abadi in October 2015. Abdul Mahdi said Jan. 9 that he would make every […]

PM orders Investigation into Appointment at Civil Aviation Authority

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) has called for an investigation into the appointment of a deputy director general to the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), citing allegation that the appointment was made under threat. In a statement the Prime Minister said. “His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi ordered to conduct […]