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Iraq: Impunity for Serious Abuses - HRW

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Impunity for Serious Abuses The Iraqi government failed in 2021 to deliver on promises to hold to account those responsible for the abuse of protesters, activists, journalists, and critics of […]

21 Arrest Warrants for Senior Iraqi Officials over Corruption

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity issued 21 arrest warrants in December for senior state officials on charges of corruption. A further 77 officials were summoned for questioning as part of anti-corruption investigations. Among the people implicated are a current minister and a former minister, but the statement from the Commission mentioned no names. […]

SafeYou App: Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Kurdistan

UNFPA, MOI KRI launch SafeYou App, helping women and girls in Kurdistan be protected from gender-based violence The Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the General Directorate of Combatting Violence against Women and Families (DGCVAW) and UNFPA have launched the SafeYou application in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The SafeYou application helps […]

Joint efforts to Combat Corruption in Iraq

The fight against corruption requires collective action with the full participation of public authorities, the private sector, civil society, the media, and all citizens. It will be essential all actors coordinate and synergize their efforts to enhance effectiveness and achieve significant results for the country. International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on 9 December since […]

Iraq announces End to US-led Combat Role

By Jared Szuba for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq announces end to US-led combat role with no fanfare The defeat-IS coalition will continue its advisory mission into next year, despite a declared end to a combat role. […]

Unaoil Bribery Conviction Quashed

By John Lee. Ziad Akle, Unaoil's territory manager for Iraq, has had his conviction for bribery quashed by the UK's Court of Appeal today (Friday). He had been sentenced to five years' imprisonment in July 2020 having been found guilty of paying over $500,000 in bribes to secure a $55-million contract to supply offshore mooring […]

Iraq blames Militias for Basra Explosion that Killed Four

By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq blames militias for Basra explosion that killed four The Basra explosion caused by a booby-trapped motorcycle was aimed to assassinate an Iraqi investigative officer in charge of […]

The Conflict at the Heart of Iraq's Intra-Shiite Deadlock

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The conflict at the heart of Iraq's intra-Shiite deadlock It is impossible to accurately predict the ultimate outcome of Iraq's Oct. 10 parliamentary elections. The wide-ranging discussions that are under way to form […]

General Dynamics wins new Iraq Defense Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, has been awarded a $15,249,189 modification (P00003) to contract W56HZV-21-C-0072 for logistics support services for M1A1SA Abrams tanks and M88A1/A2 recovery vehicles. Work will be performed at Camp Taji, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

Iraq to drop Russian MiGs for Turkish Drones?

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly decided to spend $100 million to buy Bayraktar TB2 drones (UAVs), manufactured by the Turkish company Baykar Defence, rather than Russian MiG-29 fighter jets. More here. (Source: Pravda)