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University of Koya Teams up with US Uni

A fifth cooperative agreement has been signed between the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and an Iraqi university. The agreement with the University of Koya, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, calls for an exchange of research materials and encourages visits from one institution to the other. In May, UA spokesman Amanda Cantu said no UA students […]

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Court Rejects ‘Oil-for-Food’ Lawsuit

By John Lee. The US Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Iraq to revive a lawsuit against companies for allegedly conspiring with Saddam Hussein’s government to subvert the United Nations oil-for-food program. According to the Reuters report, more than 80 companies and other entities were named as defendants in the 2008 lawsuit over the […]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Airstrikes Hit ISIL Targets

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

Video: US War Vets join Kurds against IS

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US soldiers with combat experience from the occupation of Iraq are joining Kurdish units holding off armed group. Al Jazeera‘s Zeina Khodr reports from southern Kirkuk:

US Man Admits Iraq Scam

By John Lee. A US man has pleaded guilty in a $175,000 fraud involving fake business opportunities in Iraq. Joseph T. Morris, aged 52, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of wire fraud, and according to a report from Associated Press faces up to 20 years in prison. Morris and two others set up […]

US May Open Network of Bases in Iraq

By John Lee. The United States is considering opening a network of new bases in Iraq, to help in the war against the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). General Martin E Dempsey (pictured), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlined the plan just a day after the White House announced that up to 450 […]

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

KRG to Borrow Internationally

By John Lee. BasNews, citing an anonymous source, reports that one German and one American bank have expressed interest in lending to Erbil, if it proves its ability to repay the loan and interest. The KRG Parliament recently passed a bill allowing the government to borrow up to $5 billion (6 trillion iraqi dinars), at […]

US Confirms 450 New Troops for Iraq

US President Barack Obama has authorized Defense Secretary Ash Carter to provide a modest increase in additional U.S. personnel to be deployed to Iraq in a noncombat role, Defense Department officials announced today. Officials said Obama has authorized up to 450 additional U.S. personnel to deploy to Iraq to expand the U.S. advise-and-assist mission at […]

Airstrikes Destroy ISIL Infrastructure, Weapons

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]