Archive | 29th November 2012

Al-Dabbagh “Fired as Govt Spokesman”

By John Lee. According to a report from NINA, the Iraqi government decided today (Thursday) to end the official contract for Ali al-Dabbagh as the Iraqi government Spokesman. Dabbagh stated earlier: “I’m the first one who alerted the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the possible existence of suspicions of corruption regarding arms deal with Russia.“ […]

Al-Maliki Opens International Book Fair in Baghdad

By John Lee. His Excellency Prime Minister Nouri Kamil Al-Maliki opened the International Book Fair at Baghdad International Fair on Thursday. The Prime Minister said in a press conference: “The Iraqi culture and Iraqi intellectuals are the priorities of our attention today, this is a considerable development compared to the time of the former regime, […]

Foreign Minister Meets Serbian and Greek Ambassadors

By John Lee. Iraq’s Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, met the Serbian Ambassador to Iraq, Radisav Petrovic, on Wednesday. During the meeting, Minister Zebari called on the Serbian investment companies to contribute in Iraq’s reconstruction. The Undersecretary for Policy Planning and Bilateral Relations, Head of the Europe Department, and the Minister’s Office Manager also attended the […]

Iraq – Kurdish Military Stand Off: and the Winner is…

By Roman Zagros. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Recently tensions between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan have run high, complete with a military stand-off. The crisis seems to have been defused now. But if it […]

Kobler: Speak with One Voice to Curb Violence Against Women

By Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq. The frightful story of young Malala Yousafzai has shocked the world over the last weeks. This 15-year-old Pakistani girl almost lost her life because she spoke out for the right of girls to go to school. Like many others, I was shaken […]