Will Iraq take Iran to The Hague over Water?

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi ministry proposes taking Iran to The Hague over water Iraq's water ministry has reportedly suggested that Baghdad files a case against Iran with the International Court of Justice in order to guarantee its […]

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq - An Assessment of Progress Towards Durable Solutions in Line with the Pinheiro Principles Since the 1960s, housing, land and property (HLP) challenges faced by the people of Iraq have varied throughout different waves of conflict and displacements. These problems worsened during the period of conflict with the […]

Explaining Iraq's Election Results

By Dr Renad Mansour and Dr Victoria Stewart-Jolley, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Explaining Iraq's election results Although the election results appear to show a shift in political support, there is a clear disparity between the popular vote […]

Turkish producer to supply Aerial Surveillance Systems to Iraq

By John Lee. Turkish defense technology company Otonom Teknoloji, has reportedly said it signed a deal with the Iraqi government to supply aerostat and airship systems. The agreement covers balloon surveillance systems, especially for border control and counter-terrorism operations. (Source: Savunma Sanayi ST)

Deal Signed for 96 new Wells at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Iraq has signed a contract with Schlumberger to drill 96 horizontal and diagonal oil wells at the West Qurna 1 field in Basra. Saad Al-Damen, Vice President of Schlumberger, said the contract will add 200,000 barrels per day to production at the field. The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Oil, Hamid Younis, […]

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19 with a special section on water shortages and adaptation (November 2020 - May 2021) Over the six-month period analyzed in this report, Iraq experienced significant turmoil. In addition to the effects of the pandemic, with cases overall on the rise in Iraq - now in its third wave […]

Sunnis back Party of Iraq's Youngest-ever Speaker

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sunnis back party of Iraq's youngest-ever parliamentary speaker The large backing by the Sunni community for the current parliamentary speaker's party despite a tradition of voting along tribal lines […]

Discordance in the Iran Threat Network in Iraq

By Michael Knights, Crispin Smith and Hamdi Malik for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Discordance in the Iran Threat Network in Iraq: Militia Competition and Rivalry Hardline groups are struggling to satisfy demands for […]

Iraq, UAE agree to Investment Promotion and Protection

As part of its endeavours to strengthen and activate means of economic and investment cooperation with various countries of the world, the UAE, represented by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), signed an agreement to promote and protect mutual investments with Iraq. The agreement, which was signed today morning at the ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, […]

Orisdi signs 6-figure Deal with Al Sharqiya TV

By John Lee. Iraqi e-commerce company Orisdi has signed a six-figure deal with Al Sharqiya TV. Sharqiya is one of the largest media groups operating in Iraq, having┬álaunched the country's first fully independent privately-owned satellite TV channel in 2004, complemented by the addition of the Sharqiya News channel in 2008. The investment round was facilitated […]