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61 Iraqi Officials Sacked over Protests

The Iraqi cabinet has sacked 61 officials over recent protests that killed more than 100 people and injured thousands earlier this month, Anadolu reports. Leaked documents obtained by Anadolu Agency showed that the decision was taken during a cabinet meeting on Oct. 14. Protests rocked the capital Baghdad and southern provinces earlier this month against […]

Iraqi Cabinet to Help Young Entrepreneurs

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has said it will simplify company registration procedures for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-35 years), and exempt them from any associated fees. It has also announced that it will provide unemployed graduates and others wishing to start manufacturing projects with free training and support to start their projects. The new […]

Govt Promises More Jobs and Houses

Summary of government measures to boost employment, address housing shortage and support low-income groups Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the High Committee for the Distribution of Land. The Committee reviewed preparations for the distribution of plots of land to low-income groups in Iraqi provinces, and the allocation of more […]

Video: Will Protesters in Iraq get what they want?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fed up with years of corruption, unemployment and a lack of basic services, tens of thousands of Iraqis are taking to the streets to protest for a better future. Security forces have responded […]

Iraq’s ‘Youth Bulge’ will Change the Country

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. The protests that shook Iraq are winding down. But younger Iraqis remain determined and the generation gap that’s developing will have an impact for years to come. […]

As Protests Explode, Iraq Must Get Serious about Reform

By Bilal Wahab, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As Protests Explode, Iraq Must Get Serious About Reform While Washington focuses on getting Baghdad to rein in militias and end its dependency on Iranian energy, […]

Iraq’s Young Protestors ‘Have Nothing Left To Lose’

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. Anti-government protests in Baghdad were led by the younger generation, one that has grown up under military rule, lived a more liberal life online and is now […]

Cabinet Responds to Protests with New Initiatives

By John Lee. The Cabinet has met in Baghdad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and discussed the recent protests, announcing a series of measures on housing, employment and support for low-income groups. According to a statement from the Government, the latest measures include: Those injured during recent protests will receive free medical […]

Following Protests, Govt Announces Minimum Income Guarantee

By John Lee. Following days of protests in which dozens of people are reported to have been killed, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has outlined measures that he says will increase support for low-income families, create new employment opportunities for graduates, tackle corruption and expedite reforms. According to a statement from the Government, the measures include: […]

Video: Govt Misses Deadline for Reforms

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 Adel Abdul Mahdi has been in power since last October. When he was appointed, he gave parliament 100 days to end its deadlock and begin implementing much-needed reforms. That deadline […]

UNDP committed to Economic Reforms in Iraq

UNDP is committed to support the economic and regulatory reforms in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly with the Iraqi Ministry of Planning (MoP) organized a consultation session for Director Generals from the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Planning MoP, to discuss and develop a road map to institutionalize the […]

EU, World Bank support Iraq Energy Sector Reforms

In the framework of the financing agreement signed yesterday by the Government of Iraq (GoI) and the European Union (EU) committing €14 million (US$15.8 equivalent) to support the government’s efforts to ensure increased and more reliable energy access for the Iraqi population, the EU and the World Bank Group (WBG) have signed today a €12.85 […]