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Video: Protests Against US and Iranian Interference

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Students protest against American and Iranian interference Iraqi students take to the streets in the Iraqi city of Karbala to protest against the US and Iran’s interference in Iraq. View on YouTube

PM Condemns Killing of Qasem Soleimani

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, who also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, has issued the following statement on developments in Iraq: “We condemn in the strongest terms the assassination by US forces of Iraqi and Iranian figures who were symbols of the victory against Daesh. “The assassination of an […]

Video: Iraq becoming a battleground between US, Iran?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Is Iraq becoming a battleground between Washington and Tehran? Dramatic scenes at the U.S. embassy in Iraq – supporters and members of the Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces surrounding the U-S embassy compound in […]

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Conflict between US and Iran intensifies in Iraq

From The Economist. The conflict between America and Iran intensifies in Iraq For months young Iraqi protesters trying to reach the Green Zone, the government enclave in Baghdad, were met with bullets and tear-gas canisters, the latter often fired at their heads. But on December 31st hundreds of militiamen were allowed to enter unmolested. The […]

Iraq on Brink of Abyss; What Happens Next?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s political crisis is getting increasingly deeper while the security situation is steadily declining, pushing the country toward further uncertainty and possible political collapse. What are the conflicting forces and sources of the crisis, […]

Production Resumes at Nassiriyah Oil Field

By John Lee. Iraq has resumed production at the Nassiriyah oil field on Monday, a day after protesters forced it to halt operations. Ministry spokesman Asim Jihad said that the roads had previously become impassable for workers to get to the field, but employees returned to work after authorities cleared away protesters. (Source: Ministry of […]

First Nationwide Migration Profile

Iraq, compared to neighbouring countries in the Middle East like Jordan and Lebanon, hosts the lowest number of immigrants relevant to the population. However, the country’s foreign population increased 338 per cent between 1990 and 2017, due largely to the influx of refugees from Syria. Migration in northern Iraq is largely driven by conflict, while […]

President ‘would rather resign’ over PM Nominee

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate a nominee for an Iran-backed parliamentary bloc for prime minister, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be […]

Kirkuk: Youth Discuss Reconciliation and Stability

Kirkuk: Youth come together to discuss issues of reconciliation and stability Twenty-four young women and men, representing the youth of Kirkuk Governorate, recently met in Kirkuk city to discuss what the youth see as key issues in the context of their Governorate. In the presence of the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for […]

Constitutional Vacuum after failure to choose PM

Iraq: Constitutional vacuum after failure to choose prime minister Iraq has entered a constitutional vacuum after the deadline set for political parties to agree on the next prime minister passed without success. The agency said hundreds of anti-establishment protesters have blocked major roads in the capital, Baghdad, and in central and southern provinces to protest […]

Targeting of US bases a harsh Iranian message to US

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Targeting of US bases in Iraq a harsh Iranian message to Washington The US government believes Iran is behind a series of advanced missile attacks, which have increased recently, […]