Issam Al-Chalabi's 50 Years in the World of Oil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A number of Iraq's oil professionals and technocrats have authored books documenting their own experience during the period of their time in the Iraqi petroleum sector. In addition to providing invaluable first-person […]

"OPEC Plus" Agreement: Iraq cuts Oil Exports again

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for July of 85,663,290 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.763 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 2.816 million bpd exported in June. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 82,700,381 barrels, while exports […]

Serious Housing Crisis Creeps up on Iraq

By Ali Abdulhadi al-Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is facing a difficult housing crisis due to oil prices dropping amid the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read the full story.

Iraqi Doctors under Siege as they battle COVID-19

By Azhar Al-Ruabie for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi doctors under siege as they battle surge in COVID-19 cases Doctors complain that they have been suffering violence and abuse from some families who blame medical personnel for […]

New Recommendations to Enhance Local Policing

Pathway to peace: New recommendations to enhance local policing programmes in Iraq Designing adaptable programmes, promoting the role of women in policing, and streamlining international interventions and are some of the key recommendations made by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a recent conflict assessment on local policing in Iraq. Conflict Assessment in Support […]

PM announces Date for Early General Election

By John Lee. Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has announced an early general election for 6th June, 2021, roughly a year ahead of when it would normally be held. According to Reuters, the Iraqi parliament must ratify the election date. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) welcomed the announcement. The Special Representative of […]

Iraqis face Record-Breaking Heat, Electricity Cuts

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis face record-breaking heat, electricity cuts Iraqis are contending with record-breaking temperatures and a poorly functioning electricity system as a heat wave sweeps across the country. On Tuesday, the Iraqi capital, […]

Three Iraqi Start-Ups get Seed Funding

By Ali Al-Makhzomy, for The Station. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Five One Labs recently hosted an online Start-up Showcase to celebrate the graduation of their first-ever Arabic incubator program in c. Over 90 attendees joined the event from Iraq, Germany, USA and other places. Ten of the entrepreneurs gave brief overviews of […]

Second former Unaoil Executive Sentenced for Bribery

Second former Unaoil executive sentenced for bribery in post-occupation Iraq Stephen Whiteley, Unaoil's former territory manager for Iraq, has today become the second Unaoil executive to be sentenced for paying over $500,000 in bribes to secure a $55m contract to supply offshore mooring buoys. He was sentenced by HHJ Beddoe to 3 years' imprisonment. This […]