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Iraq to create new Comms and Informatics Company

The Iraqi Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. The Cabinet: discussed public services in Basra, and received briefings on federal and local efforts to improve water and other essential services in the province. received briefings on delivery of essential services in other regions […]

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Siemens to Boost Power Output at Al-Sadder

In line with Iraq’s goal to improve the efficiency and availability of the country’s power plants, Siemens will provide inspection and upgrade services for two power generation units at Al-Sadder Power Plant. Located in Baghdad, the 600-megawatts (MW) facility is one of the country’s major power plants that currently supplies approximately 600,000 homes with power. […]

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Ericsson, Zain bring Education Initiative to Iraq

In an effort to make quality secondary education more accessible in Iraq, Ericsson has partnered with Zain Iraq to bring its ‘Connect to Learn’ global education initiative to the country, with its initial deployment set for a school in Baghdad. The initiative aims to scale up quality secondary education for students and teachers by providing […]

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Al-Amiri Withdraws Candidacy for PM

Leader of Iraq’s Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday, putting the country one step closer to forming a government after months of political stagnation. Amiri heads the Fath (Conquest) Alliance, an electoral bloc which came in second in May’s national election. His coalition has been vying to build the […]

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Abadi under fire from Pro-Iran Political Factions

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tension is rising in the conflict between embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), as the United States and Iran vie for influence in the new government that lawmakers […]

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Coalition Effort Aims at Stability in Iraq, Syria

The coalition continues to help forces in both Iraq and Syria establish security and stability in areas that have known nothing but oppression since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reared its head five years ago, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said on Tuesday. Speaking to Pentagon reporters from Baghdad, Army Col. Sean […]

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Video: Are Pro-Iran Parties on the rise in Iraq?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis could finally be getting a working parliament. On Saturday, MPs elected a new speaker, ending months of political deadlock following May’s election. But concern is growing that control of Iraq’s politics may […]

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Empowering Women to build Sustainable Peace in Iraq

Empowering women key to building a sustainable peace in Iraq Over the last few years, Iraq has gone through extraordinary changes, and Iraqis faced a unique set of difficult conditions exacerbated by conflict and terrorism. Iraqi women in particular have had to bear a heavy burden, including internal displacement, economic hardship, violence and discrimination. In […]

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Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Monday. Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of ISIS in […]

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Minister to Brief Parliament on Duty-Free Contracts

In May of this year, we reported claims that Iraq’s anti-corruption bodies were investigating the contract to operate the duty-free shops at Baghdad and Basra airports, following reports of corruption from Al-Ahad TV. According to a new report from Al-Ahad TV, and to documents recently received by Iraq Business News (see below), the Iraqi Parliament has […]

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Iraqi Parliament appoints new Speaker

By John Lee. The new Iraqi Parliament (Council of Representatives) has selected Mohammed Halbusi [Mohamed al-Halbousi] (pictured) as Speaker. Aged 37, Halbusi is the youngest person to serve as Speaker. According to Anadolu Agency, he won 169 out of 298 votes, while his rival Khalid al-Obeidi, former defense minister, won 85 votes. He is a […]

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