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Erbil and Iran sign MoU to Increase Trade

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Erbil and West Azerbaijan provinces sign MoU to increase trade The governors of Erbil and Iran's Kurdish-majority West Azerbaijan provinces met on Tuesday and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase trade movement […]

Iraq joins China's AIIB as a "New Prospective Member"

The Board of Governors of China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the application of Iraq to join the Bank. Iraq becomes AIIB's 51st regional member, bringing the Bank's approved membership to 105 in total. As a multilateral development bank with the mission of financing infrastructure for tomorrow, AIIB aims to support its members […]

Iraqi Supreme Court Ratifies Election Results

By John Lee. The Iraqi Supreme Court has reportedly ratified the results of October's parliamentary election. Pro-Iranian groups had challenged the result, which was a victory for Moqtada al-Sadr, who opposes influence from both Iran and the US. The court's decision means that negotiations can now officially begin on the formation of a new government. […]

Iraq "Needs a Full Manual Recount to Overcome Election Impasse"

By Ali Al-Mawlawi, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Needs a Full Manual Recount to Overcome Election Impasse Three weeks since Iraq's electoral commission (IHEC) announced the final results of the October 10 elections, the Federal Supreme […]

Iraq's Sunni Parties Compete for Parliament Speaker

By Akeel Abbas for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Sunni parties compete for parliament speaker Two large Sunni coalitions, the Taqaddom alliance led by Muhammad al-Halbusi and the Azm alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar, are competing for […]

Syria, Iraqi discuss Increasing Trade

By John Lee. Iraq and Syria have discussed a possible increase in trade between the two countries. Syria's state-controlled news agency SANA reports that Syrian Economy and Foreign Trade Minister, Dr. Mohammad Samer al-Khalil, met with the ChargĂ© d'Affairs at the Iraqi Embassy in Damascus, Yassin Sharif al-Hujaimi, and discussed the facilitation of border crossings […]

Defeated Iraqi Parties seek to get Election Results Annulled

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Defeated Iraqi parties seek to get election results annulled Iraq's federal court is expected to uphold the results of the election, which has been praised by Iraqi and international […]

Can a Woman PM end Iraq's Political deadlock?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can a woman prime minister end Iraq's political deadlock? Iraqi law dictates that a quarter of seats in the country's parliament be reserved for women. Despite this guarantee of female representation in the […]

KRG hits back at Genel Energy Claims

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has responded to the statement on Friday by Genel Energy regarding the production-sharing contracts (PSCs) at Bina Bawi and Miran. The KRG strongly denies that it is in repudiatory breach of the PSCs, and denies that Genel is entitled to any compensation. It adds that it will […]

Al-Sadr uses Personal Diplomacy in search of Iraqi Deal

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. Muqtada Sadr uses personal diplomacy in search of Iraqi deal Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is seeking to close the deal among Iraq's Shiite parties. Click here to read the […]