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Corruption Blamed for Imports of Bad Food and Medicine

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Probe blames corruption for imports of bad food, medicine in Iraq Iraq’s parliament is investigating allegations that corruption and fraud at border crossings involving “influential entities” have led to […]

The Truth behind Oil Theft in Basra

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Jan. 15, Iraqi members of parliament, including Sadeq al-Mhanna from the ruling National Alliance, revealed that they are in possession of documents that prove the theft of 300,000 barrels […]

Iraq seeks Extradition of $800m Fraudster

By John Lee. Iraq’s Commission of Integrity has said that an Iraqi detained by Jordanian authorities is Ziad Tariq Abdullah Al-Qattan, the former deputy of the Secretary General of Iraqi Ministry of Defense, who has been convicted in absentia of embezzling about 1 trillion Iraqi dinars (IQD) ($800 million) from the Iraqi Ministry of Defence. […]

Unaoil takes Legal Action Against UK SFO

By John Lee. Monaco-based Unaoil, which has been implicated in an international bribery scandal, has launched legal action against the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), alleging that it has unlawfully misused its powers. The SFO is currently conducting a criminal investigation into the activities of Unaoil, its officers, its employees and its agents in […]

Can Iraq curb Corruption among Customs Officials?

By Salam Zidane for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The head of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi parliament, Hakem al-Zamili, has spoken out about the corruption prevailing over Iraq’s border crossings. In a press conference held Oct. 3, he stated that the state was not benefiting from […]

Who will Replace Sacked Iraqi Defense Minister?

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Three lists of candidates have been proposed to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the position of minister of defense, held by a Sunni, to replace sacked Minister Khaled al-Obeidi. […]

Zebari Fights Back Against Accusations

By John Lee. The Financial Times reports that Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari (pictured) is fighting back against accusations of financial mismanagement by digging out documents that he claims reveal the true extent of corruption in the public sector. “I’ve started my campaign — the counterattack”, he said. “I didn’t want to galvanise it. But […]

Interim Defense Minister Appointed

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appointed a new interim defense minister on Monday. General Othman Ghanm, the interim Chief of Army Staff, will take over from Khalid al-Obeidi, who lost a confidence vote in parliament last week. Ghanm’s position as interim Chief of Army Staff will be filled by Anwar Hama Amin, Lieutenant General/Aviator […]

Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi Removed

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s embattled Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi (pictured) a Sunni from Mosul, has been voted out of his position following a no confidence motion in parliament. The vote comes after mounting pressure on the Minister, following accusations that he was responsible for over billing scandals and favored defense contracts for friends and political allies. […]