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Iraq Business News brings you the latest Iraqi politics news, keeping you up to date with the latest information and developments.

Al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran

By Dr Andrew L. Peek, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The immutable Muqtada al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran The June 12 decision by Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to renounce his electoral victory and collapse […]

PM Candidate meets UK Officials

On the 20th June, Sheikh Mohammed Alkhouzai, Iraqi Prime Ministerial candidate, attended meetings in London to discuss the current social pressures and political issues in Iraq. Sheikh Mohammed met with the Hon Matthew Offord MP, the Chairman of the United Kingdom Parliament's All Party Parliamentary Group on the Republic of Iraq at the Palace of […]

PM receives Iraq's first 'Babel' Handgun

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has been presented with the first pistol to be produced by Iraq's Defence Industries Commission (Military Industrialization Authority). The 'Babel' handgun was presented by the Commission's President, Mohamed Sahib Al Daraji, to the Prime Minister on the sidelines of […]

New Agreement to tackle Corruption in Kurdistan

KRI's anti-corruption agenda strengthened under new agreement with Commission of Integrity The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq's (KRI) Commission of Integrity (CoI) have today renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen KRI's legislative and strategic anti-corruption frameworks and to enhance, the investigative capacity of it in line with […]

Iraq once again leaps into the void ...

By Yesar Al-Maleki, for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq once again leaps into the void, but not before political elites secure funding For Iraqis, two key events last week will shape the rest of this […]

KRG to set up two New Oil Companies

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is reportedly setting up two new companies to manage its energy resources. A new Kurdistan Regional Oil Company (KROC) is to specialise in oil exploration, and the Kurdistan Oil Marketing Organization (KOMO) will concern itself with marketing of the oil. The development comes as Erbil and Baghdad […]

A Post-Sadr Iraq?

By Douglas A. Ollivant for War on the Rocks. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Observers of Iraq were shocked this week by the most tectonic shift in the country's politics since the defeat of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Muqtada al-Sadr, the […]

Iraq's Political Prospects after al-Sadr's Exodus

By Harith Hasan, for the Emirates Policy Center (EPC). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Political Prospects After Muqtada al-Sadr's Parliamentary Exodus On June 12, 74 members of the Sadrist bloc in the Iraqi Parliament tendered their resignations to the […]

Sadr Withdrawal from Iraqi Parliament challenges Shiite Rivals

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. Sadr withdrawal from Iraqi parliament challenges Shiite rivals Populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr withdrew his party members from Iraq's Council of Representatives, introducing a new level of uncertainty into Iraqi politics. […]

First National Conference to Address Early Marriage in Iraq

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), in partnership with the Women Empowerment Department (WED), and support from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Canada, organised a two-day conference to address early marriage in Iraq. The conference, which took place on 11-12 June, recognised the alarming situation with early […]

Al-Sadr Resignation: Where does Iraq go from here?

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr just issued a mass resignation decree. Where does Iraq go from here? After eight months of stalemate in the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR), Muqtada al-Sadr […]