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Launch of MBC Iraq “sparks Controversy among Iraqis”

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Saudi media group MBC announced in early February that it will launch a new TV channel — MBC Iraq — aimed at Iraqi viewers. Soon after the announcement, a number of angry responses emerged in […]

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Saudi delegation visits Baghdad to discuss new Football Stadium

By John Lee. A delegation from the Saudi Arabian government reportedly arrived in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss the construction of a 100,000-seater football stadium. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman promised last March to build a football stadium in Iraq. According to some reports, it was later announced that Saudi Arabia would increase the number of […]

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How Saudi and Qatar are Competing over Iraq

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. As the Gulf crisis continues with the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with no sign of a resolution, each country deems it necessary to seek a rapprochement with […]

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As Iraq Sanctions Iran Trade, Saudi Arabia Boosts Border Crossing

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 Kamal al-Ayash. As Iraq Sanctions Iran Trade, Saudi Arabia Boosts Border Crossing Opening the Arar border crossing on Iraq’s border with Saudi Arabia could help locals economically. But analysts […]

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Will Riyadh-Tehran Rivalry kill Kurdistan Investment Drive?

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Will Riyadh-Tehran rivalry kill Iraqi Kurdistan’s investment drive? Iraqi Kurdistan, facing an acute financial crisis, has a newfound opportunity to attract desperately needed foreign investment from Saudi Arabia, but regional tensions between Tehran and Riyadh […]

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Electricity Ministry Denies Saudi Solar Power Deal

By John Lee. The spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, Dr. Musab Sari al-Mudaris [Mussab Serri al-Mudaris] (pictured) has denied reports that he had told Bloomberg about an agreement to buy electricity from Saudi Arabia. He said the statement from the news agency is incorrect. Bloomberg had cited Mudaris as saying that Saudi Arabia agreed […]

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Prime Minister Barzani receives Saudi Delegation

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including President of the Chambers of Commerce of Saudi Arabia Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Obaidi, Saudi Ambassador to Iraq Abdulaziz al-Shammari, Saudi Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Mansour Faisal al-Otaibi and a number of officials and members of Saudi Chambers […]

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Video: Will Iran-US Tensions threaten Iraq’s Stability?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It’s been three weeks since the parliamentary election in Iraq and many Iraqis voted for a nationalist party opposed to foreign interference. But both Riyadh and Washington want an Iraq that is sympathetic […]

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Can Sadr swing Nonsectarian Government?

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. After the Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance emerged victorious in the May 12 Iraqi elections, its leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, has been seeking meetings with the leaders of the other top-vote-getting alliances to discuss the possibility of forming the […]

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