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IBBC Trade Delegation meets New Iraqi Govt

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) President Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne supported by Managing Director Christophe Michels, and Board Member Haider Al Shamaa led a delegation of 20 IBBC members to Baghdad to meet the new Government of Federal Republic of Iraq Welcomed by President of Iraq H.E. Abdullatif  Rasheed, and Prime Minister H.E. Mohammed […]

New Chair of Iraq's National Investment Commission

By John Lee. Dr. Haider Muhammad Makiya has taken up he new role as Chairman of Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC). He immediately held a meeting with the Director Generals and senior officials, confirming the development of plans and strategies according to the governmental curriculum of the Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, with the […]

Iraqi PM's Balancing Act Between Tehran and Washington

By David Schenker, 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. Sudani's Wobbly Balancing Act Between Tehran and Washington Although it is still too early to write the prime minister off as an Iranian lackey, he […]

Germany: new EUR10m contribution to Stabilization in Iraq

Germany renews commitment to stabilization with new EUR 10 million contribution The Federal Republic of Germany has renewed its commitment to stabilizing Iraq with an additional EUR 10 million (approximately US$10.5 million) contribution. The critical support will be channeled through UNDP's flagship programme, the Funding Facility for Stabilization. The generous contribution was formalized at a […]

Iraq Falls Further in Human Freedom Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked in 157th place out of 165 countries in the latest Human Freedom Index (HFI). Produced by the Fraser Institute and the Cato Institute, the index presents a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraint. This eighth annual index uses 83 distinct indicators of […]

Conference on Ending Statelessness in Iraq

UNHCR and Ministry of Interior hold conference in Baghdad to discuss the way forward to end statelessness in Iraq Thanks to its legal framework to reduce and prevent statelessness, thousands of stateless persons or those at risk of statelessness in Iraq have acquired Iraqi nationality over the years. However, some individuals are still suffering from […]

Iraqi Court rules against KRG Budget Transfers

By John Lee. Iraq's Federal Supreme Court has ruled that budget payments from the Federal Government in Baghdad to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are unlawful. In response to the court's decision, the KRG issued a statement strongly opposing this verdict, calling it "unconstitutional and illegitimate". The statement also added: "This court is not constitutionally […]

Iraq Freedom of Expression "Significantly Restricted"

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked in the eighth category (out of ten) in a major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression. The Index Index, developed by Index on Censorship and experts in machine learning and journalism at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), uses innovative machine learning techniques to map […]

Protests in Iraq amid Iraqi Dinar Devaluation

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. Protests in Iraq amid local currency devaluation, Central Bank changes Restrictions from the US Federal Reserve, corruption, and Iraq's lack of an electronic banking system have all led to the dinar's […]

New Iraqi Leader Tilts the Scales Toward U.S.

By Jack Detsch, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 'They Have to Balance': New Iraqi Leader Tilts the Scales Toward U.S. Mohammed al-Sudani's public support of U.S. troops reflects a behind-the-scenes shift - and the continued threat from […]