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After the Baghdad Summit: Implications Regionally and in Iraq

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Min. of Transport: "We’ll Stop Iranian Planes"

Iraq’s Minister of Transport Hadi al-Amiri (pictured) talks to NIQASH about Iraq’s role in alleged Iranian weapons smuggling into Syria as well US spy drones over Iraq monitoring Iranian activities. “It’s a lie,” al-Amiri says. Al-Amiri also talks about how a recent visit to Iraq’s neighbour, Kuwait, could see Iraqi Airways flying again. And he […]

Libya Restores Diplomatic Ties with Iraq

Libya has restored full diplomatic relations with Iraq and plans to send an ambassador to Baghdad, according to a report from AFP. Libya announced in June 2003 that it was breaking off diplomatic ties with Iraq and closing its embassy shortly after the US-led invasion of the country earlier that year, following which foreign diplomats […]

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Basra’s Unfair Share: Wealthy in Oil, Poor in Every Other Way

The citizens and authorities in what is potentially Iraq’s wealthiest oil boom town are upset. They say oil companies are causing environmental problems and Baghdad is getting rich while they’re missing out, according to this article from NIQASH. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

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Separatism and Sectarianism in Barzani Speech

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Iraq Hopes Arab Summit Will Boost Its Role

This article was written by Abeer Mohammad, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net. It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi officials are hoping that hosting the […]

Iraq Resolves Long-Running Disputes With Kuwait

Iraq announced on Wednesday that it had finalised several agreements with Kuwait on long-running disputes, including the issue of of compensation to Kuwaiti Airways from Iraqi Airways. Under the deal, Iraq will pay Kuwait $300 million in cash and will invest another $200 million in a joint Iraqi-Kuwaiti airline venture, to settle a claim by […]

Kurdistan President Tasks New PM to Form Cabinet

Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday, 7 March, confirmed Nechirvan Idris Barzani as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government and tasked him to form the 7th Cabinet. This follows the decision on February 17 by the Kurdistan Parliament to nominate Nechirvan Barzani for the post of prime minister and Imad Ahmed […]

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Signs of Progress for Women in Kurdistan

By Chris Bowers, British Consul General in Erbil. This article was originally published by Rudaw, and is re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Can any government reach its full potential without using its entire people? Of course not. That is why the UK worldwide considers the role of women to be so important. A […]