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US Firm wins $15m Iraq Training Deal

By John Lee. Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC, Irving, Texas, has been awarded a $14,769,952 firm-fixed-price modification (P00006) to contract FA8617-20-C-6232 for the Iraq T-6A contractor logistics support and training maintenance program. The modification provides for the exercise of an option to extend the term of the contract for the continued services needed in order […]

ISO certification awarded to Al-Burhan Security

Al-Burhan Security (ABS) has introduced quality management processes from day one of its operations to prepare for ISO 18788:2015, ISO 9001:2015 accreditations and also ANSI/ASIS PSC1. With a focus on quality management systems and processes the ABS Leadership team continues to work hard to further develop quality and operational procedures to ensure compliance with the […]

New Zealand to Close Embassy in Iraq

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters, has announced the closure of the New Zealand Embassy in Baghdad. Mr Peters said: "This decision to permanently close the Embassy was not taken lightly and is in no way an indication of any change in the value that New Zealand places on its relationship with Iraq. "The […]

Video: Anger as Iraq announces Pension Cuts

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is facing its worst economic crisis since 2003, worsened by the global drop in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government led by has proposed austerity measures, including capping the […]

Norway Supports Protection of Women in Iraq

By John Lee. The Government of Norway has donated NOK 20 million (approximately US$ 2 million) in support of the UNFPA humanitarian programme on gender-based violence across in Iraq. This contribution is part of a wider NOK 100 million contribution from Norway to UNFPA's Global Humanitarian Action Overview aiming at mitigating, preventing and responding to […]

Shaping a US Strategy for the "Ghosts" of Iraq

By Anthony H. Cordesman, for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Strategic Dialogue: Shaping a U.S. Strategy for the "Ghosts" of Iraq The Burke Chair is issuing the fourth major revision to a Burke […]

Video: What next for US Troops in Iraq?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The future for more than 5,000 US soldiers in Iraq is about to become clearer. Since joining the fight against ISIL in 2014, Washington has provided about $5bn in military aid to Baghdad. […]

US-Iraq Strategic Talks "Not Just About Security Issues"

By Larry Luxner, 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. US-Iraq strategic talks not just about security issues, says Iraqi former foreign minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was confirmed as prime minister of Iraq on May 6 and the task […]

Facebook Closes Accounts Linked to PUK

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Facebook closes accounts linked to Kurdish intelligence in Iraq Facebook closed several accounts and pages linked to Kurdish intelligence in Iraq last month. The pages were used by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan […]

General Dynamics Wins Iraq Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $7,746,408 modification (P00018) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0026 to provide logistics support and training services to the Iraqi Army. Work will be performed in Taji, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. (Source: US Dept of Defense)