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Video: Iraq Protests – Graduates Demand Jobs

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of university graduates in oil-rich Iraq are protesting outside government ministries in Baghdad, demanding jobs. Unemployment for young adults stands at 22 percent and the government admits it has not planned for […]

Why al-Hikma is Turning its Back on the PM

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. Why this political movement is turning its back on the Iraqi PM Thousands of followers of Ammar al-Hakim (pictured), the leader of the opposition National Wisdom Movement, took to the […]

Basra Protests Build as Sub-standard Services Persist

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. Basra protests build in Iraq as sub-standard services persist In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khatteeb talked about the situation of Iraq’s electricity sector amid tense […]

Northern Iraq May Be Free, but the South Is Seething

By Ahmed Twaij, for Foreign Policy. Recent violent protests in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have brought to light years of suffering by Iraqis in what is known as the economic capital of Iraq due to its vast oil reserves and deep-sea port access connecting the country to the international market. Basra, a predominantly […]

As Protests Continue, Basra Residents call for Autonomy

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As protests continue, residents of Iraq’s Basra call for autonomy Anger is escalating in Basra over the new government’s stance toward this strategic city and the demands of its people. The […]

Video: Situation in Basra, day after Iran Consulate Torched

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Scenes of the streets of Iraq’s southern city of Basra, one day after demonstrators torched the Iranian consulate. Basra has seen a surge in protests over the lack of public services since Tuesday. View […]

UN Urges Speedy Formation of Govt to Tackle Iraq’s Problems

UN’s Kubiš Urges Calm and Speedy Formation of Government to Tackle Iraq’s Persistent Problems The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, expresses grave concern over the casualties during violent protests over the lack of critical public services in Basra. He offers condolences to the families of the dead […]

Basra Protests spark Govt Scramble to Create Jobs

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Cabinet announced Aug. 12 that it has approved a regulation by the Ministry of Labor requiring that 50% of foreign oil company employees working in the country be Iraqis. The move followed […]

Minister for Electricity Suspended

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi (pictured) on Sunday for what he described as the “poor performance of the sector“. Protests against unemployment and poor public services turned violent earlier this month, with several protesters killed. Many areas of Iraq are struggling to cope with insufficient electricity supply during […]

Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms

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. By Mustafa Habib. Iraqi Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms During Information Blackout When it came to disinformation, shutting down the Internet to prevent protests in Iraq may have backfired. […]