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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]