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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 […]

Abadi announces Operation to Retake Shirqat

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of a military operation to retake Shirqat from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) on Tuesday. The town, on the banks of the Tigris River, 100 km (60 miles) south of Mosul, is thought to contain tens of thousands of civilians. Abadi […]

Who will Replace Sacked Iraqi Defense Minister?

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Three lists of candidates have been proposed to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the position of minister of defense, held by a Sunni, to replace sacked Minister Khaled al-Obeidi. […]

Corruption Allegations: Abadi issues Travel Ban

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (pictured) has issued a temporary travel ban for some sitting lawmakers and politicians, according to Associated Press. The move follows allegations of corruption that emerged during the questioning in parliament of the country’s defense minister, Khaled al-Obeidi, who claimed that speaker Salim al-Jabouri and at least five […]

Abadi Accepts Resignation of 6 Ministers

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has accepted the resignations of the ministers of oil, transport, housing and construction, water resources and industry, as well as interior, which had been previously announced. Abadi has previously called for the cabinet to include technocrats, a call later taken up by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, but […]