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Mercy Hands reports on conditions for Returnees

Mercy Hands has conducted an assessment on the needs of the returnees in the Balad District, Salah Al-Din Governorate. From the baseline study, it concluded that services are not sufficient to meet the returnees needs in areas including social services, housing, employment, and social protection. Click here to download the full report. (Source: Mercy Hands)

From Parliament to Street: Iraq's Emerging Politics of Domination

By Hamzeh Hadad, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. From parliament to street: Iraq's emerging politics of domination Much of Iraq's post-war history has been a question of survival of the state. Now, […]

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 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 […]

Two Injured in Rocket Attack at Khor Mor Gas Field

Dana Gas (PJSC) informs the market that, a small rocket landed yesterday afternoon within the Khor Mor block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. No damage occurred and production operations continued normally without interruption. Two contractor staff were treated for minor injuries related to the blast but have returned to work. The company is cooperating […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iraq Improves Ranking in Global Peace Index

By John Lee. The Institute for Economics and Peace has ranked Iraq 157th out of 163 countries in its 2022 Global Peace Index. This represents an improvement of two places on last year's ranking. Worldwide, the average level of global peacefulness deteriorated by 0.3 per cent over the past year. Although small, the report says […]