Archive | 2nd July 2013

KRG Pres. Barzani meets French President

President Masoud Barzani met with French President François Hollande in Paris on Saturday. In their meeting at the Élysée Palace, President Hollande and President Barzani discussed bilateral relations between France and the Kurdistan Region, the Syrian crisis and the role of the Syrian Kurds, and the political situation in Iraq. Both sides hailed the rapid […]

Iraqi Dust Contaminated with Uranium?

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The wave of "dust pollution" seems unwilling to leave Iran. According to the latest report dust storms and pollution which have spread across almost 23 Iranian provinces continue to have impact on the […]

Minister Denies Iraq Sliding Towards Civil War

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari has said that his country's recent wave of violence won't lead to a civil war. Not everyone is so sure:

Tribal Leaders Sign Peace Charter in Diyala

By Mohamed Tamimi. This article was originally published by Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two hundred sheikhs from Shiite and Sunni tribes in Diyala province have signed a charter of honor that forbids the shedding of Iraqi blood and rejects […]

Maliki Discusses Projects with LUKoil

By John Lee. Russian oil company LUKoil has announced that its President, Vagit Alekperov (pictured), held talks in Moscow on Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and Iraqi Oil Minister, Abdul Karim Luaibi [Elaibi]. The parties discussed the progress of the West Qurna-2 development project, the company’s plans to develop Block-10, and other possible projects […]

Iraq: Iran’s Economic Gateway To the World

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) said on Monday, June 24, 2013, that 72% of Iran’s exports go to Iraq, and revealed that Iraq's imported goods from Iran increased by […]

US Deputy Secretary Visits Iraq

Deputy Secretary Bill Burns (pictured) traveled June 28-30 to Baghdad, Iraq for meetings with Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and other Iraqi leaders. These meetings allowed them to discuss the full range of bilateral and regional issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria. In all of his meetings, the Deputy Secretary reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to […]

UN Releases Casualty Figures for June

According to UNAMI figures, a total of 761 Iraqis were killed and another 1,771 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in June. The number of civilians killed was 685 (including 131 civilian police) and the number of civilians injured was 1,610 (including 221 civilian police). A further 76 members of the Iraqi Security […]