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Iraqi Prime Minister to visit United States

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is to visit the United States later this month. In a statement, he White House said: "President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of the Republic of Iraq to the White House on August 20, 2020. "The visit comes at a critical time for […]

PM announces Date for Early General Election

By John Lee. Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has announced an early general election for 6th June, 2021, roughly a year ahead of when it would normally be held. According to Reuters, the Iraqi parliament must ratify the election date. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) welcomed the announcement. The Special Representative of […]

Govt Not Giving Up on Early Elections

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. Iraqi government not giving up on early elections Despite the fact that most political parties in Iraq agreed to hold elections as soon as possible, and the government of […]

Iraq Suspends Visa Agreement with Turkey

By John Lee. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has said it will no longer issue visas at border crossings for Turkish citizens wanting to visit Iraq. In a statement, it accused Turkey of violating a 2009 deal that eased the visa process for citizens of the two countries: "Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements […]

The Business of Recycling War Scrap in Iraq

By Isadora Gotts for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The business of recycling war scrap: the Hashd al-Shaʿabi's role in Mosul's post-conflict economy The modalities of the scrap trade reflect a larger […]

Senior Officials Discuss Iran-Iraq Trade Ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iraqi President Barham Salih weighed plans for the development of the economic and trade ties between the two countries. Zarif met with President Salih in Baghdad on Sunday for talks on a range of issues. In the gathering, Zarif and Salih highlighted the age-old and historic relations between […]

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Coronavirus: US could Lose Kurdistan to China

By Yerevan Saeed for Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Coronavirus could cause US to lose Iraqi Kurdish region to China Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, China has been working to expand its influence over the KRG […]

KRG Approves Sale and Leaseback of Public Properties

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired a cabinet meeting Saturday via videoconference to discuss plans for the public pensions fund. In the meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Minister of Finance and Economy Awat Janab Noori proposer the bylaws for the pensions fund. The Cabinet unanimously approved it. This fund will protect entitlements […]