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Anbar Governor Sacks all Aides

By John Lee. The Governor of Anbar province, Sohaib al-Rawi [Suhaib al-Rawi] (pictured), has said he is dismissing all of his aides and advisers, as well as district managers who had been in their posts for more than four years or had performed poorly, according to a report from Reuters. The move is seen as part […]

Abadi’s Reforms Welcome, but Vigilance Needed

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Dramatic moves this week by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to tackle corruption and bureaucracy have been widely welcomed, both within Iraq and internationally. Abolishing senior positions such as those of Deputy President and Deputy Prime Minister — there were three of each — scrapping sectarian and party quotas for state positions, and […]

Deputy PM Resigns, Faces Corruption Investigation

One of Iraq’s deputy prime ministers has stepped down, and is to be investigated for corruption, reports HuffPost. Baha al-Araji (pictured), deputy prime minister for energy affairs, resigned on Monday. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s anti-corruption reform bill, which includes the elimination of the three Deputy Prime Minister positions, was passed by parliament. (Source: […]

Video: Iraq’s Plan for Political Reform

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Corruption, attacks, the battle against ISIL, a fragile economy, and political chaos–just some of the challenges facing Iraq. After weeks of protests calling for better government services and an end to corruption. Prime […]

Assessing Government Spending

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Assessing Government Spending This is an updated version of the last part (and the list of consulted references) of the research work commissioned by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), USA, as part of the preparation for NRGI’s strategic plan for interlinked and complementary interventions in Iraq during the upcoming three […]

Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire

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. Political Independence Doesn’t Pay: Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire As they have done with the pictures of his predecessors, the protestors in Iraq’s southern Basra province were so angry they […]

Bribery Alleged in Czech Plane Deal

By John Lee. Iraqi politicians have reportedly made allegations of corruption relating to the sale of Czech military aircraft to Iraq. According to media sources, Iskandar Watoot, from the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, says corruption worth millions of dollars has accompanied the purchase of the L-159 subsonic combat planes, while Haitham al-Jubouri, a […]

US Contactor Jailed for Iraq Bribery

By John Lee. An American military contractor has been sentenced to 4-1/2 years in federal prison in relation to bribes for contracts Iraq. George H. Lee Jr., aged 72, pleaded guilty to bribery earlier this year, following prosecution claims that he gave more than $1 million to Army officials who steered $20 million in contracts […]

Korean Court Rejects Claim of KRG Bribery

The KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) notes the decision by the Seoul Western District Court in Korea to grant an application from the Korean National Oil Company (KNOC) ordering the Korea Times newspaper to delete all published articles relating to allegations by a Korean MP of a misuse of funds by the KRG and […]

Time for Change in Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. It’s nearly a year since the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) seized control of Mosul. Almost as significantly, it is also roughly one year since the price of crude oil began its latest descent, severely limiting Iraq’s ability to fund its defence and development. Many expect these two phenomena to be with […]

Iraq’s Missing Money

By Walid Khoudouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is passing through a dangerous phase. There is a lot of waste and corruption and little transparency in state institutions. The security situation is deteriorating. And lately, there has been negative information about […]

Former CEO Sentenced, Fined for Fraud

By John Lee. The former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of a New Jersey-based international engineering consulting company has been sentenced to 12 months of home confinement and fined $4.5 million for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with respect to billions of dollars in contracts over […]