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Washington sees Iraq as front for Iran Pushback

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun on April 4, followed by the US airstrike on a Syrian air base April 7, tension between Iraq and the United States […]

Maliki Steps Aside for New PM

By Laith Hammoudi. This article was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net, and it is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News Nuri al-Malik, prime minister of Iraq for the last […]

Video: Maliki gives up PM Job

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Nouri al-Maliki has in a television address announced his decision to step down as Iraq’s prime minister and endorsed Haider al-Abadi as his successor. He said his decision was aimed at preserving the […]

Maliki Quits as PM in Favour of Abadi

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has finally bowed to pressure and stepped aside to make way for Haider al-Abadi [Haydar al-Abbadi], who has been asked by Iraq’s president to form a government. Appearing on state TV flanked by Mr Abadi and other Shia politicians, Mr Maliki said: “I announce before you today, to […]

New PM Named to End Maliki’s Rule

By Laith Hammoudi. This article was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net, and it is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News Iraqi president Mohammed Fuad Masum has asked Haider al-Abadi  […]

Haydar al-Abbadi Is New Iraq PM Candidate

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. Today, what remains of the pan-Shiite National Alliance formally presented Haider al-Abadi  [Haydar al-Abbadi] […]

Video: Shia Opposition Criticise Maliki

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep divisions are hampering efforts to pick a new president, prime minister and speaker of the house, and the UN has warned of chaos if the political impasse continues. Prime Minister Nouri Al […]

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Weekly Security Update, 08 – 14 July 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting On 15 July, Iraqi MPs took the first formal step toward forming a new government, by electing Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni lawmaker, as the new speaker of parliament. Negotiations between the main parliamentary blocs had been in gridlock since the April elections failed to produce a majority, with sessions adjourned […]

New Delay in Forming Govt

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has again failed to break a political deadlock on the formation of a new government, reports Reuters. After a brief session on Sunday, parliamentary officials postponed efforts to reach agreement until Tuesday. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (pictured) is seeking a third term but faces opposition from Sunnis, Kurds, and […]

Sistani Signals Opposition to Renewing Maliki’s Term

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. Since the start of the political process in Iraq, Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani has adopted the approach of providing overall direction without interfering in the political decision-making of the Iraqi government. This behavior is […]

Weekly Security Update, 01 – 07 July

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting Reporting remains almost completely interrupted in the provinces of Nineveh and Salahuddin, and the data available does not account for the large number of kidnappings and high levels of sectarian violence rumoured in territories held by ISIS. As the ISF continues its attempts at pushing north towards Tikrit from their […]

Change The Iraqi PM’s Job Description?

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. How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maliki? Change The Iraqi PM’s Job Description The Iraqi Parliament met for the first time this week. But new MPs were unable to […]

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