Archive | 18th August 2013

Iraq Finally gets Senate

By Mustafa Habib. 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. Baghdad may soon get its own version of a US Senate as MPs attempt to decentralize power further. A law is in the making to form […]

ERW Removed from Village in Kirkuk

Some 1,189 hazardous items (explosive remnants of war - ERW) have been removed from the village of Chimany Ferqa Kirkuk by the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). Among the items destroyed were 78 anti-tank landmines (pictured), 307 anti-personnel landmines, 114 trip flares and 690 small arms ammunition. MAG teams came to the village after an anti-tank […]

Swedish Ambassador Visits Kurdistan

The Swedish Ambassador to Iraq, Jörgen Lindström, met with Minister Falah Mustafa today to follow up on recent developments in Kurdistan and in the greater region. Sweden currently has a Section Office established in Erbil as well as representation from the Swedish Trade Council. Sweden continues to be one of Iraq’s largest European trading partners […]

Rebuilding Bridges to Iraq's Jewish Heritage

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. The Iraqi elite see the issue of Iraq's Jews in two ways: Nostalgia about a beautiful past, and a continuing tragedy of forced displacement which is not over yet. Although the expulsion […]