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Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 171st out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2019 report, down from 168th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 128th, with Libya 186th. Doing […]

Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 168th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, down from 165th place the previous year. Despite the fall in the rankings, the report notes that over the previous year Iraq simplified the process of starting a business by combining multiple registration procedures […]

Venezuelan VP in Iraq Passport Scandal

By John Lee. CNN‘s Spanish-language channel has alleged that Venezuelan passports and visas were sold to people in Iraq, including some with terrorism links. It also claimed that Venezuelan Vice-President Tareck El Aissami (pictured) was directly linked to the granting of 173 passports, including to members of the Lebanese group Hezbollah. In an unrelated story, […]