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US and Iraq Agree to end US Combat Mission in Iraq

By John Lee. US President Joe Biden and Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have agreed to end the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year. After more than 18 years in the country, the role of US forces will change to one of training and advising the Iraqi military. There are […]

UK issues Sanctions against former Governor of Nineveh

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has issued sanctions against a number of individuals, including a former Governor of Nineveh province in Iraq. Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan is alleged to have misappropriated public funds intended for reconstruction efforts, and to have improperly awarded contracts and other state property. He is currently serving a five-year prison sentence […]

China Buys "nearly Half" of Iraq's oil

By John Lee. An advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has said that nearly half of the country's oil exports go to China, making China the number one market for Iraqi oil. Speaking on Thursday, Mazhar Muhammad Salih said that China accounts for about 40-44 percent of Iraqi oil exports, equating to about 800,000 […]

Iraq's Health System: Another Sign of a Dilapidated State

By Massaab Al-Aloosy, 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. Entrenched corruption in Iraq's health system is costing people their lives. Click here to read the full article.

Iraq, Saudi discuss Cooperation in Economy and Investment

By John Lee. On Monday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received the Saudi Minister of Commerce, Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, they discussed the development of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Riyadh, and ways to enhance cooperation in the fields of economy and investment, and to work to enhance […]

Al-Sadr to sit out October Election

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. Iraqi Shiite leader Sadr to sit out October election Muqtada al-Sadr also said he would withdraw his support for the current government and its replacement. Click here to read the full […]

Iraqis Campaign Against Impunity for Violence

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. Iraqis campaign against impunity for violence Activists in Iraq and abroad are seeking to pressure Iraqi authorities into preventing impunity for perpetrators of abuses. Click here to read the […]

Nassiriyah Hospital Fire: Arrest Warrants Issued

By John Lee. Authorities in Iraq are facing accusations of negligence following the fire at the al-Hussein coronavirus hospital in Nassiriyah on Monday. Estimates of the death toll range from 60 to over 100, with more than 100 people injured. The fire is believed to have started when sparks from faulty wiring caused an oxygen […]

Talabani Family Feud at Center of PUK Power Struggle

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. Talabani family feud at center of power struggle in Iraqi Kurdistan party The apparent takeover of the Iraqi Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party by Bafel Talabani is more family […]