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PMUs Threaten to Target Americans in Response to Travel Ban

By Hassan al-Shanoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Armed Iraqi factions threaten to target Americans in response to travel ban US President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order to ban nationals of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries […]

Visa Ban Amended to Allow Iraqi Interpreters enter US

By John Lee. The United States has amended its visa ban to allow emigration by the families of Iraqi interpreters who served the United States government and military forces deployed in their country According to the New York Times the change, recommended by the Pentagon, eased some of the anger generated in Iraq by President […]

GE’s Iraq deals in at Risk over US Tavel Ban

By John Lee. US diplomats, citing a senior Iraqi government official, have said that the US travel ban could jeopardise General Electric (GE)‘s business in Iraq. According to a memo obtained by Politico: “[The Baghdad government] was preparing to sign two more deals with U.S. company General Electric that could be negatively affected, and that the […]

Iraq Considers Retaliatory Ban on US Visitors

By John Lee. According to various media reports, Iraqi lawmakers have said that they might ban US nationals from entering the country in retaliation against Donald Trump’s executive order to deny Iraqis entry to the United States. The parliament’s foreign affairs committee called on the government to act after Trump controversially ordered that citizens from […]

Trump Approves “Extreme Vetting” of Iraqis

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that will deny refugees and immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia entry to the United States. The action, which has immediated effect, places a 90-day block on entry to the US for citizens from those countries. It also stops indefinitely […]

Trump May ‘Suspend Some Immigration’ from Iraq

By John Lee. ABC News cites sources as saying that US President Donald Trump could suspend some immigration from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, either temporarily or “indefinitely“. They also say that the move by Trump, who is expected to visit the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, could also impact refugees […]

Iraq Oil Minister meets with ExxonMobil Boss

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] met with ExxonMobil senior executive Brad Corson, to discuss development of the Iraqi oil industry. Mr. Allibi said that the ministry of oil is aiming to develop relations with Exxon Mobil to develop the oil and gas sector in Iraq. Mr. Corson said that his […]

Baghdad looks to Trump with Framework Agreement

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.  The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced Dec. 2 the formation of a high-level committee to start implementing the Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA). This reflects Iraq’s readiness for the era […]