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Abadi Faces New Cabinet Deadline

By Simon Kent. Hard-line cleric Moqtada al Sadr has given PM Haider al Abadi (pictured) until this afternoon to announce new nominees for a new “technocratic cabinet,” a reform idea first touted in February, although the composition of the cabinet will depend on parliament. Abadi has called on parliament “to convene immediately in order to overcome the […]

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Moqtada al Sadr Demands Release of Turkish Hostages

By Simon Kent.  Shi’a cleric Moqtada al Sadr has again challenged the media image of himself as a radical “firebrand” by demanding the release of the 17 Turkish construction workers kidnapped in early September. The cleric has long had a reputation for violent anti government, anti-western and sectarian politics, after running the militias the Jaish […]

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Justice Ministry Official Kidnapped in Baghdad

By Simon Kent. Various sources have reported Tuesday that acting deputy justice minister Abdel Karim Faris was kidnapped in northern Baghdad, by “black clad” assailants. One source Iraq Business News spoke with speculated that terrorists had taken advantage of PM Haidar al Abadi’s recent decision to cut security staff for politicians, but in the absence of details we […]

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Sadr Reconsiders Political Role, Mahdi Army

By Ali Abdel Sadah for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The armed clashes between the Mahdi Army and Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq that took place in east Baghdad at the beginning of August aroused concerns that armed conflicts might prevail in the streets once […]

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The New Muqtada al-Sadr Seeks Moderate Image

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. During Iraq’s recent crises, the young religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr has presented himself as a mature and visionary politician. In the past, Sadr, his movement and its military wing, the Mahdi […]

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Sadrist MP calls for Abolition of NIC

By John Lee. A member of parliament belonging to the Sadr Trend party has called for the abolition of the National Investment Commission (NIC). Abdul Hussein Risan al-Husseini, of Ahrar bloc of Sadr Trend, told All Iraqi News Agency (AIN): “The Commission is useless and some Ministers and officials admitted its failure to perform. “There […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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