Tag Archives | Haider al Abadi

Can Sadr swing Nonsectarian Government?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance emerged victorious in the May 12 Iraqi elections, its leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, has been seeking meetings with the leaders of the other top-vote-getting alliances to discuss the possibility of forming the […]

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Video: Al-Abadi will have to Negotiate his Future

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The vote dealt a blow to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose Nasr alliance is trailing in third place. But with no group winning a majority, he could still be a major player. Al […]

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Sadr’s Bloc Wins Iraq Election

By John Lee. The alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada al-Sadr has won the parliamentary election. But according to BBC News, Sadr cannot become prime minister as he did not stand as a candidate. He is, however, expected to play a key role in forming the new government. Sadr is strongly opposed to […]

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Iraq Election: Abadi Trails Rivals

By John Lee. According to media reports, the Nasr (Victory) Alliance led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is trailing in third place in the Iraqi general elections. With more than half of votes counted, Saeroun (Marching Towards Reform) list, comprising Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr’s Istiqama (Integrity) party and six mostly secular groups, is in the […]

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Abadi visits Japan to Boost Trade

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Tokyo for discussions with major Japanese industry and government. He met the CEO of Sumitomo Corporation, Kuniharu Nakamura to discuss future projects in Iraq, including the establishment of factories for car manufacturing in Iraq and providing after-sales services. He also met Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the […]

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Iraq Approves Plan to Improve Relations with GCC

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has reportedly approved a plan to improve relations with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. In a news conference, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi (pictured) recalled that the GCC leaders had adopted a resolution in their last meeting on expanding strategic cooperation with Iraq, which they considered a “main […]

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Abadi says Laws will Protect Foreign Investors

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has promised to crack down on corruption, and says laws will protect nervous foreign investors. He told CNBC: “We are laying down all the legal framework … I think the worry is corruption, number one, which is hiding behind red tape and bureaucracy. We have established a higher […]

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Abadi Reluctant to Lift Embargo on Kurdish Airports

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation in the Kurdistan Region reiterated that the Ministry has not received any formal approval from Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi to lift the ban on international flights from the airports in the region. Asked whether Baghdad was trying to delay resolving the issue with Erbil, Omed Mohammed said that […]

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Iraq’s $100bn Reconstruction Drive

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said Iraq needs up to $100 billion to fix crumbling infrastructure, according to a report from Reuters. Calling on foreign investors to help it rebuild the country following the defeat of the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, he told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in […]

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Rivals may Team Up to Defeat Abadi

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.  Rivals may Team Up to Defeat Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi Two former adversaries appear to be warming up to each other to collaborate in Iraq’s presidential and parliamentary elections set for May — possibly […]

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Hanwha briefs PM on Progress at Bismaya Housing Complex

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has received a delegation from Korean company Hanwha, headed by its President and CEO, Choi Kwang-ho. During the meeting, they discussed the progress at the Basmaya housing complex near Baghdad, with the Prime Minister stressing the importance of securing the road link between the residential complex and the center […]

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Abadi Promises War on Corruption

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned “the corrupt ones against playing with fire” as he pledged to fight corruption in state institutions, saying “the coming war will be against the corrupt ones.” In his weekly press conference, Abadi stressed the need for “a comprehensive economic reform in both public and private sectors.” “The corrupt […]

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