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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 […]

Key Town Retaken amid Regional Power Plays

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Key Iraqi border town retaken amid regional power plays Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised the Iraqi flag Nov. 5 after climbing a sandy berm from which Islamic State […]

KRG welcomes Iraqi PM’s call for Dialogue

The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in the region. Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani attended the meeting and discussed the situation in Kirkuk and other areas that witnessed tensions and clashes this week. The Council of Ministers […]

Al-Abadi meets French President Emmanuel Macron

At the beginning of the meeting, the French President welcomed the Prime Minister, stressing the great interest in this visit and expressed the common desire of the two countries to develop friendly relations and cooperation. He also congratulated the victories achieved by the Iraqi forces and the success achieved by Iraqis in liberating their country. […]

Video: Abadi warns of Military Force if Kurdish Vote turns Violent

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Prime Minister says he is prepared to use military force if a planned referendum on Kurdish independence turns violent. The Kurds in Iraq have come under increasing pressure from regional powers and […]

PM Invites French Firms for “Mega Investment Opportunities”

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi took a phone call this week from French president Emmanuel Macron, who congratulated Dr. Al-Abadi for the triumphs achieved against Daesh. Macron stressed France’s continued commitment to support Iraq in the fight against terrorism, supporting the Iraqi government efforts to restore stability, building its institutions, and developing relations between the two […]

PM Abadi declares Victory in Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul on July 9, hailing his forces for securing ‘victory’ over IS. Abadi’s office said he was visiting ‘liberated’ Mosul to congratulate Iraq’s ‘heroic fighters’ but the premier later indicated he would only declare final victory once final few pockets of resistance were cleared. His office said Abadi met […]

Saudi Arabia, Iraq discuss Economic Cooperation

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi received the Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid bin Abdul Aziz al-Faleh, and his accompanying delegation in his office on Monday. During the meeting, they discussed boosting cooperation in the oil sector, industry, petrochemicals, electricity, minerals, trade and banks, as well as reviewed cooperation to support OPEC […]

PM receives Executive Chairman of Iraq Britain Business Council

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi received the Executive Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Baroness Emma Nicholson, at his office on Sunday. During the meeting, they discussed strengthening relations between Iraq and Britain, and increasing cooperation in all fields, especially economic, ensuring that the doors of investment are open to international […]