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EU Renews Support to UNITAD's Digitization of Evidence

The European Union renews its Support to UNITAD's Digitization of Evidence of ISIL crimes in Iraq The European Union (EU) extended its long-term commitment to justice and accountability with renewed support to the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD). With this extension, the EU committed an additional €3.8 […]

Iraq: A Crisis of Elite, Consensus-Based Politics turns Deadly

By Haley Bobseine, 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: A crisis of elite, consensus-based politics turns deadly This article is the first in a three-part series on Iraq's political crisis. This piece analyzes the crisis […]

Life in the Margins: Paperless People of Post-Conflict Iraq

Five years after the declared end of the conflict with the Islamic State (IS), Iraq's recovery remains fragile as many communities remain in need of humanitarian assistance. Among those most at risk of exclusion are the one million internally displaced and returnee Iraqis that lack civil documentation, such as core identity documents and birth, marriage […]

Turkish intel chief pursues Multiple Goals in Baghdad

By Fehim Tastekin for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkish intel chief pursues multiple goals in Baghdad In landmark talks in Baghdad, Hakan Fidan sought to ease bilateral tensions over a deadly attack in July, assert Turkey's resolve […]

The Revenge of Muqtada al-Sadr

By Mohamad Bazzi, for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Revenge of Muqtada al-Sadr Why Iran could be the real loser in Iraq's intra-Shiite struggle. Click here to read the full article.

Russia to help Iraq with Nuclear Technology

By John Lee. An official at the Russian Foreign Ministry has reportedly said that Russia is ready to supply Iraq with "isotope products", and to assist Baghdad in the field of non-energy nuclear technology. According to RIA Novosti, Alexander Kinshchak, the Ministry's Director for the Middle East and North Africa, added that Russia's Rosatom and […]

The Trouble with Muqtada al-Sadr

By Sajad Jiyad, for New Lines magazine. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Trouble With Muqtada al-Sadr Endlessly underestimated and treated as an anomaly, Muqtada al-Sadr retains his strength out of a belief that he is the sole legitimate representative […]

Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone Iran-backed PMF units shot first in the latest showdown, so they should hardly be the ones left in […]

Three Contractors "Quit" Khor Mor Field

By John Lee. Three companies have reportedly stopped operations at Kurdistan's Khor Mor gas field following rocket attacks. According to Reuters, the companies are Texas-based Exterran, and Turkish subcontractors Havatek and Biltek. The field is operated by Pearl Petroleum, a consortium led by UAE-based Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum. More here. (Source: Reuters)

Deep Dive: Sadr declares 'Final Retirement'

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep Dive: Iraq's Sadr declares 'final retirement' as street politics escalates In Iraq, Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada Al-Sadr has announced his "final retirement" from politics. He has also reportedly gone on a "hunger […]