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UN Committee against Torture publishes Findings on Iraq

By John Lee The UN Committee against Torture (CAT) has published findings on Cuba, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Montenegro and Uruguay, the six State parties it reviewed during its latest session. With regard to Iraq, the CAT said: "The Committee was concerned about continued reports of torture or ill-treatment in detention facilities. It observed that the […]

Meet Top Iraqi Officials at IBBC Conference

Hear Iraq's principal ministers and financiers share their vision and policies for Energy, Finance and Educational sectors at IBBC's Mansion House conference on 24th May. Iraq is on the cusp of forming a new Government and is benefitting from high oil revenues and stability. The IBBC Spring conference is ideally timed for a potential new […]

Iraq debates New Oil Pipeline to Jordan

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. PM Kadhimi under fire as Iraq debates new oil pipeline to Jordan Since taking office in May 2020, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has placed the activation of an oil pipeline to Jordan […]

KRG Denies seizing control of Oil Fields

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has denied seizing the Bai Hassan and Dawd Gurg oil fields in Kirkuk from the Iraqi federal government's Ministry of Oil. On Saturday, the North Oil Company (NOC), which is owned by the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), claimed that the KRG took over the fields in […]

Russian: 'No objections' to Kurdistan exporting Gas to Europe

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. Russian ambassador to Iraq: 'No objections' to Kurdistan Region exporting gas to Europe Elbrus Kutrashev (pictured) spoke to the Kurdish news outlet Rudaw about plans to export natural gas […]

Iraq Failing to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

By John Lee. The United States has criticised Iraq, among other countries, for its failure to protect intellectual property rights. In its recently-published 2022 Special 301 Report, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) says stakeholders continue to report notable levels of piracy through Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illicit Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) apps in […]

Iraq plans to Expand Domestic Defense Industry

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly confirmed that it will open new production facilities for the manufacture of weapons and light munitions, and even the assembly of combat aircraft. The Director of the Defence Industries Commission, Mohamed Sahib Al-Daraji (pictured), told the state-controlled Iraqi News Agency (INA), that: "Iraq has concluded memoranda of understanding with […]

Iraq: Implementing a Way Forward

By C. Anthony Pfaff, Ben Connable, and Masoud Mostajabi, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Implementing a way forward A new report, Iraq: Implementing a Way Forward, authored by Atlantic Council staff and fellows C. Anthony […]

China's Huawei working on e-Governance in Iraq

By John Lee. The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, with representatives of China's Huawei, have discussed the process of developing the e-governance and automation project. The comprehensive digital transformation project is intended to reduce paperwork in government institutions. Dr Al-Ghazi confirmed that the e-governance project has reached "advanced stages", and […]

WFP Iraq Country Brief

WFP Iraq Country Brief, March 2022 In Numbers 710,492 people assisted in March 2022 US$ 2.25 million distributed in March 2022 through cash-based transfers 1,686 mt of in-kind assistance distributed US$ 39.4 million six months net funding requirements (April - September 2022) Operational Updates In March, WFP provided cash and food assistance to 182,152 internally […]

Iraq launches Solidarity Program to Empower Civil Society

By John Lee. Iraq's Department of Non-Governmental Organizations, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has launched a project to empower civil society organizations in partnership with the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), the Islamic Development Bank and the Islamic Solidarity Fund. The project aims to empower organizations and improve the social and […]