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President KRG President Barzani Meets President Obama

The President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani was officially received by President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House on Thursday. During their talks, both sides emphasized the necessity of a prolonged and deepened relationship between the United States and the Kurdistan Region within the framework of a democratic, pluralistic […]

Proposed Laws in Iraq "Threaten Online Speech"

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), has issued the following statement regarding proposed new law on "information technology crimes". (Please click here to download an English translation of the bill by the Centre for Law and Democracy): More than a year after the start of the "Arab Spring," large portions of the Middle East remain in […]

Qatari Jets, KRG and Iraqi Airspace Sovereignty in the Hashemi Case

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. […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

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. […]