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Clashes rock Green Zone as Parliament re-elects Speaker

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Clashes rock Baghdad's Green Zone as Iraqi parliament re-elects speaker Iraqi parliament re-elected Mohammed al-Halbusi as parliament speaker amid protests and rockets in the Green Zone. Click here to read the […]

Iraq's Constitutional Moment?

By Safwan Al-Amin and Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Constitutional Moment? Although the country currently lacks the unity and rule of law needed to safely pursue a process as fraught […]

Petrel calls for Reform of Iraqi Oil Contracts

By John Lee. Petrel Resources has said that Iraq's Ministry of Oil should negotiate Production Sharing Agreements to replace the existing service contracts, as, "this would better align the interests of the parties, and create more wealth, value-added in downstream industries like refined products and petrochemicals, infrastructure and employment for Iraq." In its unaudited interim […]

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Resigns

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi parliament speaker resigns Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi [Halbousi] (pictured) resigned from his post but is expected to be re-elected. Click here to read the full article.

Iraq Promotes Liquified Gas for Vehicles

By John Lee. The Undersecretary for Liquidation and Distribution Affairs at Iraq's Ministry of Oil, Hamid Younis, has said that the shift towards the use of liquified gas for vehicles is a strategic project for Iraq, which promotes sustainable development and supports the national economy, and is supported by the government and the Ministry. He […]

Iraq: A Crisis of Elite, Consensus-Based Politics turns Deadly

By Haley Bobseine, for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: A crisis of elite, consensus-based politics turns deadly This article is the first in a three-part series on Iraq's political crisis. This piece analyzes the crisis […]

SOMO warns Int'l Companies not to buy Oil from KRG

By John Lee. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has announced that it had taken "marketing measures" and informed all international companies not to buy crude oil from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). SOMO Director, Alaa Al-Yasiri, also told the state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The Federal Court issued a decision stipulating the invalidity […]

Life in the Margins: Paperless People of Post-Conflict Iraq

Five years after the declared end of the conflict with the Islamic State (IS), Iraq's recovery remains fragile as many communities remain in need of humanitarian assistance. Among those most at risk of exclusion are the one million internally displaced and returnee Iraqis that lack civil documentation, such as core identity documents and birth, marriage […]

Digitization of Pension Management System in Kurdistan

UNDP, USAID and KRG support digitization of the Public Pension Management Information System in Kurdistan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Public Pension Management Information System (PPMIS) in Kurdistan. The system […]

Al-Sadr and the Struggle for Religious Authority

By Benedict Robin-D'Cruz, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr and the Struggle for Religious Authority While recent events in Iraq have tended to focus attention on the political dimension of the Sadrist movement, it […]