Tag Archives | Haider al Abadi

Washington sees Iraq as front for Iran Pushback

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun on April 4, followed by the US airstrike on a Syrian air base April 7, tension between Iraq and the United States […]

Al-Abadi to visit White House this month

By John Lee. The White House has said US President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington later this month. AFP describes the visit as a “fence-mending meeting“, following the tensions between Washington and Baghdad since Trump introduced a ban on Iraqis visiting the United States; Iraqis were subsequently excluded from […]

Shiite Trio Competes for Power in Iraq

By Ammar Alsawad for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On Feb. 28, hundreds of pro-Sadrist university students in Kut attacked Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s procession with stones and water bottles. Abadi’s security forces fired tear gas and live […]

S. Korea Eager to Support Iraq

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has received in his office the South Korea Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kang Hoin, and his delegation, to discuss cooperation in transportation, training, energy and infrastructure. Minister Hion expressed his eagerness to support Iraq in its post-Daesh development program, adding that because South Korea has the […]

Al-Abadi addresses Munich Security Conference

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has expressed his thanks for the international support his country has received in its fight against the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, he said: “On behalf of the Iraqi people, I extend my sincere thanks to your countries […]

PM calls for New Electoral Commission

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has called on the parliament to form a new electoral commission, as the expiration of the legal term of the current commission is nearing. Abadi made his call during his weekly news conference on Tuesday.  A group of Iraqi MPs had submitted a petition to the speaker of parliament requesting […]

Abadi says Three Months needed to rout IS

By John Lee. The Iraqi Prime Minister said on Tuesday that it would take three months to remove the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) from Iraq. According to a report from Reuters, asked to respond to comments by the commander of the coalition supporting Iraqi forces that it would take as long as […]

Carter Meets With Abadi, Addresses Troops in Baghdad

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi yesterday in Baghdad and spoke with troops there about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul. On this week’s international trip Carter also is visiting Turkey, the United Arab […]

Supreme Court rules Against Abadi’s Reforms

By John Lee. Iraq’s Supreme Court  ruled on Monday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s attempt to abolish the roles of Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister was unlawful. It said the roles are required under the constitution, and can only be eliminated by an absolute majority in parliament and then ratified by a national referendum. […]

Iraq’s Technocrat Ministers under Threat

By Omar al Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Sept. 5, unidentified gunmen attacked the home of Ann Nafaa Awsei, the newly appointed minister of construction, housing and public municipalities, in the Iraqi capital, which resulted […]

Problems Threaten Postponement Of 2017 Elections

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 conflicts, war with extremists and millions of displaced: All these threaten to see Iraq’s next elections postponed, despite the fact that many say they will be the country’s most […]