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Iraq can now Wrest its Sovereignty from Iran

By Hamdi Malik for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mustafa al-Kadhimi (pictured), Iraq's new prime minister as of May 12, has already announced a bold intention. In a short government manifesto he submitted to the Iraqi Parliament, Kadhimi emphasized his […]

Criticism in Iraqi Kurdistan over Unpaid Teacher Salaries

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Criticism mounts in Iraqi Kurdistan over unpaid teacher salaries Ferhat is an English teacher at a public school in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region. His salary comes from the Kurdistan Regional Government […]

Iraq to Investigate Killing of Protesters

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq to launch investigations against killing of protesters The new Iraqi government has begun procedures to reinvestigate the violent acts during the popular protests that broke out in October […]

Kadhimi Welcomes Chinese Investment in Iraq

By John Lee. His Excellency Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received Chinese Ambassador to Baghdad Zhang Tao congratulated His Excellency the Premier Al-Kadhimi for swearing-in as Prime Minister, and extended the Chinese Premier greetings, reaffirmed china aspiration to strengthen the relationship with Iraq. Ambassador Zhang Tao underscored China support to Iraq in the international affairs, in […]

What Message is PM Sending to the Public?

By Muhammad Al-Waeli, for the London School of Economics (LSE). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What Message is Iraq's New Prime Minister Sending to the Public? Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has been in office for only two weeks, but […]

PM says PMU should be under State Authority

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. Iraqi prime minister stresses PMU should be Iraqi institution under state authority Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi faces a difficult task in implementing his reform plan for the Popular Mobilization Units organization […]

Iraq's New PM Taking Things Slow

By Renad Mansour, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's New Prime Minister Is Taking Things Slow After nearly 20 years of political chaos in Baghdad, Mustafa al-Kadhimi is trying incremental reform. Despite this dire context, the new […]

Cabinet to Pay May Salaries of State Employees

Cabinet announces Eid holiday, authorises payment of May salaries of state employees The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister told the Cabinet that the government is determined to overcome the security, economic and health challenges facing the […]

Iraq Reopens 2 Border Crossings with Iran

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi received a phone call from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani May 11 asking him to accelerate the procedures for reopening the border between the two countries for trade. "We are […]

PM Al-Kadhimi: Iraqi Treasury was Almost Empty

Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi: Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it Prime Minister Mustafa Al-ccalled for national unity as he outlined the difficulties facing the country, saying that Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it. In an article published on Monday, Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi said that he wanted to put before the Iraqi people, […]

Iraq Denies Plans to Shut al-Ahdab Field

By John Lee. Iraq's oil ministry has denied a report from Bloomberg that it plans to shut down the al-Ahdab oil field in Wasit due to protests. In a statement the Ministry said the protests near the field are not related to the oil industry, but to the administration of the province. (Source: Ministry of […]