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Govt declares Two-Day Holiday due to Heatwave

By John Lee. Associated Press reports that the Iraqi government has announced a two-day mandatory official holiday beginning on Wednesday due to the heatwave, with temperatures expected to exceed 50C (122F). The public holiday will apply to all government workers. Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that Thursday, July 21st, is to be […]

Video: Torrential Rain Wreaks Havoc in Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Torrential rain caused chaos across several parts of Iraq on Thursday, with the water causing thigh-high flooding on some Baghdad streets and damaging camps for the displaced.

Video: Discontent Soars with the Heat

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As temperatures soar across Iraq, public discontent is also close to boiling point. Iraqis are protesting against government corruption and power shortages. Al Jazeera‘s Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Baghdad – where security has […]

Iraq Declares Thursday a Holiday

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has declared an official holiday on Thursday due to the continuing heatwave affecting the country. The Daily Mail reports that several provinces have reported temperatures above 50C (122F), causing particular difficulties for people who are fasting during the long daylight hours in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Eid […]