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Ex-Iraqi Minister arrested in Beirut

Lebanese security services arrested have reportedly arrested the former Iraqi trade minister, Abdul-Fallah al-Sudani [Abd al-Falah al-Sudani], who is convicted of corruption. Sudani, who is wanted by Interpol, was arrested in Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (pictured) on 10th September. In 2012, Sudani was convicted of embezzlement in absentia and sentenced to seven years in […]

Abadi Boosted as Oil Minister, other Portfolios Approved

By Simon Kent. Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi has received a huge boost to his embattled reform campaign as parliament approved his initial choice for new Minister of Oil, Jabar Ali al Luaibi. Luaibi was formerly the head of the South Oil Company, and his appointment comes after difficult negotiations with the IMF, that included […]

Is Maliki Plotting Return to Power with Kurdistan Visit?

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In a scene surprising to many, a smiling Nouri al-Maliki disembarked from an Iraqi airliner July 18 in the city of Sulaimaniyah and was received by senior officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan […]

Is Maliki Making a Comeback?

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. While serving his second term as prime minister in February 2011, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told AFP he did not aspire to serve a third term. He averred that “the premier […]

New Political System would Open Door to Maliki

By Ibrahim Saleh. 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. Changing The System: Call For New Political System Opens Back Door to Iraq’s Unpopular Former PM There have been calls to move Iraq from a parliamentary political […]

Iraq’s Missing Money

By Walid Khoudouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is passing through a dangerous phase. There is a lot of waste and corruption and little transparency in state institutions. The security situation is deteriorating. And lately, there has been negative information about […]

Maliki’s Son “Arrested” in Lebanon

By John Lee. The son of former Iraqi Prime Minister and current Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has reportedly been arrested in Lebanon in possession of more than US $1.5 billion “in cash”. BasNews cites Lebanese media sources as claiming that Ahmed al-Maliki is being detained in a prison on Beirut, and that Nouri al-Maliki has […]

PM Abadi Accuses Maliki of Meddling

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has reportedly accused his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki (pictured), of intervening in the daily duties of the PM’s office. Sources close to the Iraqi PM told BasNews: “Abadi told US officials that in recent weeks Maliki has involved himself in a few cases, causing political tension. This has […]

Fixing Problems Caused by the Previous Regime

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. New Iraqi Govt Doomed To Spend All Year Fixing Problems Caused By Previous Regime During his last days in power, Iraq’s former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (pictured) made senior appointments […]

Abadi: Govt. Formation Talks “Positive”.

By John Lee. Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has issued a statement saying that government formation is going well and that on the security front, all militias loyal to the government must come under government control. The remarks are another sign of the PM’s departure from the governing style of Nouri-al-Maliki, who originally appeared tough on […]

Maliki Pledges Peaceful Fight to Retain PM Title

By John Lee. It’s something many academics and Maliki observers have long feared: that if cornered, Maliki would use loyalist Iraqi forces, in particular the Iraqi Special Operations Forces, to hold onto power. Instead, The Wall Street Journal  have reported that Maliki has pledged to pursue his fight to retain the top spot through the courts, […]