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Networks of Power: Popular Mobilization Forces and the State in Iraq

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Networks of Power -- The Popular Mobilization Forces and the state in Iraq The PMF and its connection to the state continues to […]

ICSID Denies Agility's $380m Claim against Korek

Kuwaiti-based logistics provider Agility has said foreign investors "should think carefully about the perils of investing" in Iraq, following a ruling by an international arbitration panel to deny its claims that Iraqi officials expropriated $380 million invested by Agility in an Iraqi telecom company. The ruling, by a panel constituted by the International Centre for […]

UNDP launches E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Police

Iraq's Ministry of Interior and UNDP launch E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Local Police The Iraqi Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq have launched an E-Learning Platform for the Iraqi local police to improve opportunities for training, career development, and specialised education. The Platform offers easy access and enrolment to […]

NATO Mission to Iraq to Increase 8-Fold

By John Lee. NATO defence ministers concluded their second day of meetings via secure teleconference on Thursday. They discussed NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Both missions are key contributions to the fight against international terrorism. On Iraq, Ministers agreed to expand the scope of the NATO mission, following Iraq's request, in order to support […]

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UN pushes Economic Diversification, Private Sector

Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert | Tuesday, 16 February 2021 (As Delivered): Madam President, Distinguished members of the Security Council, Allow me to begin by again condemning last night's deadly rocket attack on Erbil. Such reckless attempts to inflame tensions pose grave threats to Iraq's stability. Close collaboration between Baghdad and […]

Iraqi Kurdish Court Sentences Journalists to Jail

In response to [Tuesday's] sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish freelance journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to six years each in jail, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has issued the following statement: "Today's sentencing of journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari is not only unfair and disproportionate, but it also proves that the […]

Iraqi Border Crossings "Better Protected"

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi border crossings better protected as cells attempt desert attacks The prime minister's decision to send military reinforcements to Iraq's border ports last year seems to have made officials […]

Dyncorp Wins Contract for Aviation Maintenance Services

By John Lee. Dyncorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $42,000,000 modification (P00121) to contract W58RGZ-19-C-0025 for aviation maintenance services. Work will be performed in Iraq and Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2021. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

UK National Charged with Bribery in Iraq Reconstruction

United Kingdom National Charged with Bribery and Kickback Scheme Involving Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts A United Kingdom national is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery for his role in a scheme involving the award of millions of dollars of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reconstruction contracts in Iraq, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael […]

Iraq's Disappearance From Biden's Agenda "a Big Mistake"

By Mina al-Oraibi, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Disappearance From Biden's Agenda Is a Big Mistake Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around-and contain Iran in the process. Click here to read the full […]