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Video: Escalation of Violence in Nasiriya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya has seen some of the worst violence against anti-government demonstrators. As many as 96 people have been killed in the city since the beginning of October, 40 […]

Chaos Spreads as PM Office Remains Vacant

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. Chaos spreads in Iraq as PM office remains vacant A number of unidentified militias penetrated Tahrir Square and the Sanak Bridge area in central Baghdad on the evening of Dec. 6, targeting […]

IBBC hosts Discussion with Iraqi Ambassador

IBBC host a roundtable discussion with His Excellency, Mr Jaafar Al-Sadr On Wednesday 4th December the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) was pleased to host a roundtable discussion chaired by IBBC President Baroness Nicholson with Iraq’s newly appointed Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency, Mr Jaafar Al-Sadr, and fellow diplomats Dr Ahmed Al-Nakash and Ms […]

Cabinet Approves Measures to Expedite Investment Projects

Cabinet approves measures to expedite completion of investment projects The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on national developments, and underscored that, during this period, ministries and other state institutions will continue to discharge their day-to-day duties […]

What comes after Iraqi PM’s Resignation?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced Nov. 29 that he would officially submit his resignation to parliament, in the first government response to the wide public protests that have […]

Is Decentralisation in Iraq being Reversed?

By Ali Al-Mawlawi (pictured). Is the Decentralisation Process in Iraq being Reversed? There have been growing signs in Iraq since summer 2018 that the process of devolving powers to local governments is being rolled back – and for justifiable reasons, many would argue. Parliament’s most recent decision to suspend all provincial councils is arguably the […]

Video: Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Short Tenure as PM

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Adel Abdul Mahdi became prime minister in October 2018, at a time of unrest in the country. His government promised to make things better, but said it needed more time but was unsuccessful. […]

Iraq Clamps Down on Media Covering Protests

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq clamps down on media and broadcast networks covering protests For the first time, the Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission shut down or gave warnings to 17 media institutions for covering the […]

Parliament Approves Prime Minister’s Resignation

dBy John Lee. Iraq’s parliament has reportedly approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. According to BBC News, it is unclear who will take over from Mr Abdul Mahdi, as existing laws do not specify how parliament should deal with a prime minister’s resignation. On Sunday clashes continued in cities including Baghdad and […]

Challenges facing Iraq after PM’s Resignation

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue. The immediate […]

PM announces Plans to Resign

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, announced on November 29 that he is to submit his resignation to Parliament in the wake of increasing violence across the country. The announcement was shown on state television and came one day after at least 35 protestors were killed by the security forces. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani’s latest […]

Cabinet pushes for Int’l Arbitration Convention

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, and: reviewed progress in implementing the reforms, initiatives and measures announced by the government to meet the legitimate demands of the protests; approved a draft law on the accession of the Republic […]