Tag Archives | Green Zone

Iraqis Offer Turkish Firms $200m Project in Baghdad

By John Lee. Following a visit by the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım (pictured) to Iraq last week, an Iraqi business delegation has come to Turkey and proposed a $200-million construction project in Baghdad to Turkish businessmen. Tevfik Öz, a member of the board of the Turkish-Iraqi Business Council, told Daily Sabah that the Iraqi […]

Journalists Targeted by Security Forces during Protests

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. Iraqi Journalists Targeted By Security Forces During Green Zone Protests Last Friday demonstrators broke into Baghdad’s Green Zone a second time. Security forces were waiting for them – and the […]

New Green Zone Protest, Fatalities Reported

By Simon Kent. A new wave of protesters have entered Iraq’s parliament, forcing Iraqi security forces to escalate force with tear gas, rubber bullets and according to reports, live ammunition. Four protesters are reported dead, with estimates putting injured at over 50. Pictures on social media showed a man who appeared to have a serious […]

Video: Protesters Storm Iraqi Parliament

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and stormed the parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers:

Passenger Cars Allowed to Transit Green Zone

Security Message to U.S. Citizens The Iraqi government has announced that beginning October 1, 2015, passenger cars will be allowed to transit the International Zone (IZ) in Baghdad from north to south via the 14 July Expressway and a new entry control point will be put in place at the northern end of this expressway. […]

Abadi to Open Green Zone to Public

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (pictured) has ordered security forces to prepare to open Baghdad’s Green Zone to the public. The heavily fortified area, a virtual ‘city within a city’, is home to many embassies, including that of the United States. Al-Abadi has also ordered officials to re-open streets in other cities that […]

Weekly Security Update for 30th May 2012

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last week. At least 43 people were killed and 125 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 43 bomb attacks left 24 people dead and 106 injured. There were no suicide bombings recorded although a number of militants were killed whilst handling explosive devices that detonated prematurely. A […]

Weekly Security Update for 1st December 2011

As the US military withdrawal continues, levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week. Incidents were concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk, while the southern city of Basrah also saw a bomb attack the day before an international oil and gas conference opened in the city. Otherwise there has been a countrywide rise […]

Politician Injured in Rocket Attack

Iraqi politician Ayad Jamal ad-Din was injured in a rocket attack on his home earlier in the week. The weapon, believed to have been fired from southern Baghdad, slammed into his house in the normally quiet district of Jadriyah. He may be the latest victim of a string of attacks targeting politicians, mid-level ministry employees […]

Weekly Security Update for 20th July 2011

  Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last week, but there were still over 60 separate incidents recorded. Given a slight decline in the number of attacks recorded since July AKE has lowered the security risk rating for the country on Global IntAKE. Violence remains concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk although attacks were […]

A Security Review of the Last 8 Weeks

The average weekly number of attacks has risen in Iraq over the last two months. Conditions gradually worsened in the first five months of the year, and while the increase in attacks has not been dramatic, it is nonetheless still a concern, particularly as the US prepares to withdraw its military by the end of […]

Weekly Security Update for 18th May 2011

Overview Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week, although there were still over 60 incidents recorded countrywide. There was a welcome fall in the number of casualties, and the week saw fewer fatalities than any recorded since February. Incidents were concentrated in Baghdad, which accounted for over half of all the attacks recorded countrywide. […]