Tag Archives | Jalal Talabani

What Talabani’s Death means for the Future of Iraq

By Cengiz Çandar for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Probably no president was ever called “uncle” by his eminent counterparts and by the people on the street. Yet in every Middle East country where Kurds live, “mam” (“paternal uncle” in Kurdish) was the honorific title […]

Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani Dies

Jalal Talabani who served as the president of Iraq between 2005 and 2014 and was the first Kurd to hold the post died at the age of 83 in a hospital in Germany on 3 October 2017. First appointed as the country’s president during the Transitional Period in April 2005, he was re-elected twice, in […]

For the First Time, a Large Field of Presidential Candidates

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Following positive developments in the Iraqi parliament and the election of a speaker before […]

President Talabani Returns

By John Lee. President Jalal Talabani returned to Iraq today for the first time since he suffered a stroke a year and a half ago. In the meantime he was receiving medical treatment in Germany. Although he is unlikely to take an active role in politics, Reuters reports that Talabani’s return will help rally support […]

Prosecutor General Calls for Replacement of President

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Is Barzani Assuming Talabani’s Role As Mediator in Iraq?

By Abdel Hamid Zebari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Following Barzani’s return from his European tour at the end of last week, a series of meetings has been held in the region between Kurdish factions under Barzani’s supervision and […]

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Hospital after Stroke

By John Lee. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (pictured) has suffered a stroke and is being treated in hospital. A statement on his website said he was admitted on Monday night suffering from “fatigue and tiredness”. His medical team is trying to stabilise him. According to the report from BBC, Mr Talabani has struggled with his […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

President Talabani Promises to Protect Investors

Iraq is striving to build a democratic State anchored in peace and the rule of law, with all communities living in harmony, irrespective of their sectarian, ethnic or factional affiliation, the country’s President, Jalal Talabani, told the General Assembly on Friday. “This is the basis for the path which we are moving on and continually […]

News Flash: Allawi Walks Out of Parliament

Just as Iraq’s politicians had finally hammered out a deal to create the next government, Ayad Allawi [Iyad Allawi] joined an estimated 57 Iraqiya MPs in walking out of the chamber. The parliament, meeting in only its second session since the election in March, had just elected as Speaker Osama al-Nejeifi [al-Nujaifi], a Sunni hard-liner […]