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Troop Withdrawal from Iraq “Must Include All Aid”

By Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US Syria envoy: Any talks on troop withdrawal from Iraq must include all aid US-led international operations in Iraq against the so-called Islamic State (IS) have been put on pause, as some 5,000 […]

KRG Approves Reforms to Kurdistan Tax System

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani chaired a meeting of the cabinet on Wednesday to discuss implementing best practice for the taxation system of the Kurdistan Region. The ministers reviewed an internal pilot project tasked with developing a new legal and auditing framework. The framework updates current auditing practices and […]

Palestine asks to Import Fuel from Iraq

By John Lee. The Palestinian Authority has reportedly filed a formal request to Israel to allow the import of fuel from Iraq. Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, told Israel’s Haaretz newspaper that although the request was made four months ago, Israel has yet to respond. He said: “Fuel is our biggest expense … The cheaper […]

Trump “Reiterates Support for Iraq”

As a part of his meetings with a number of leaders and heads of State, President Salih held in-depth talks with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. The President stressed the need to intensify international efforts to establish international and regional security and stability, […]

Video: Iraqi Youth Angry at Slow Pace of Reform

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform Protests escalated across Iraq’s capital Baghdad as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform. […]

UN calls for Reforms in Iraq

UN Iraq Representative urges renewed push for reform, calls for demonstrations to remain peaceful With public demonstrations across many parts of Iraq in their fourth month, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, is urging a renewed push for reform and expressing concern about ongoing human rights violations. She emphasizes […]

KRG Pres: “We are Not Scared of Iran, but we Respect Iran”

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan president: ‘We are not scared of Iran, but we respect Iran’ The assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a Jan. 3 […]

Foreign Troops’ Future in Iraq Uncertain

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. Foreign troops’ future in Iraq uncertain as clashes continue For the security of its personnel, NATO has temporarily suspended its training activities in Iraq, given the recent violence […]

Cabinet agrees Measures to Improve Public Services

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The meeting was also attended by provincial governors. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister delivered remarks about the situation in Iraq and the region. The Prime Minister affirmed that Iraq is strong and capable […]

Senate Armed Services Chair endorses Iraq Sanctions

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Senate Armed Services Chairman Inhofe endorses Iraq sanctions The Donald Trump administration is doubling down on its Iraq pressure campaign, threatening to impose devastating sanctions on the fragile country […]