Archive | 26th July 2013

Petrel Resources Rockets on Iraq Announcement

By John Lee. Shares in Irish-based exploret Petrel Resources jumped more than 37 percent on Friday, following the announcement of a possible deal in Iraq. The Board said that negotiations on "a potential Iraqi investment are at an advanced stage whereby a private company with extensive hydrocarbon interests in Iraq would inject an asset into […]

Conservatives Try to Close 'Immoral' Coffee Shops

By Haider Najm. 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 conservatives in Baghdad closed several cafes by force, claiming they were fronts for immoral behaviour, prostitution and drugs. Liberals say it’s not so – and […]

Anti-Maliki Forces Reach Another Milestone

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Ahmadinejad Tepidly Received On Final Iraq Visit

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On July 19, outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid his last official presidential visit to Iraq, where he was received by Iraqi Vice President Khodair al-Khozaei. Ahmadinejad’s first visit to Iraq in […]

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