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Officers Referred to Military Courts on Corruption Charges

Iraqi Defence Minister Najah Al-Shammari has issued an order on Thursday to refer several officers and commanders to military courts on corruption charges. The Ministry of Defence did not name the officers or specify their ranks. Last year, the Iraqi Commission of Integrity uncovered more than 2,000 warrants for corruption in the country in 2017, issued against […]

Iraq Suspends US-Funded Broadcaster

On Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee (CMC) to reverse its three-month suspension of the U.S. government-funded Iraqi broadcaster Al-Hurra. In a statement released yesterday, Iraq’s media regulator, the Communications and Media Committee, suspended the license of Al-Hurra, a regional broadcaster funded by the U.S. Agency […]

Corruption Scuppers Projects in Baghdad

By John Lee. Al-Fanar Media has published a report entitled “Corruption Sidetracks Projects Intended to Make Baghdad a ‘Capital of Arab Culture”“. The article was first published in Arabic on the pan-Arab news site Daraj, with support from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). Click here to read the full report in English. (Source: Al-Fanar […]

Iraq “issues Warrants for 26 Top Officials”

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly issued warrants for 26 former and current top officials, including 11 ex-ministers, who are suspected of corruption. According to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the warrants issued included 15 to director generals. Sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that none of the warrants are for current […]

Former Unaoil Exec pleads Guilty to Iraq Corruption

Former Unaoil executive pleads guilty to conspiracy to give corrupt payments Basil Al Jarah, Unaoil’s former partner in Iraq, pleaded guilty on 15 July 2019 to five offences of conspiracy to give corrupt payments in connection with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO)’s investigation into Unaoil. The offences relate to the award of contracts to […]

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 […]