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KRG Pres: “We are Not Scared of Iran, but we Respect Iran”

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan president: ‘We are not scared of Iran, but we respect Iran’ The assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a Jan. 3 […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Foreign Troops’ Future in Iraq Uncertain

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Foreign troops’ future in Iraq uncertain as clashes continue For the security of its personnel, NATO has temporarily suspended its training activities in Iraq, given the recent violence […]

New Report on Human Rights in Iraq

By John Lee. Human Rights Watch (HRW). has issued a report on human rights in Iraq, as part of its World Report 2020. Click here to download the report. (Source: HRW)

Killers Target Activists performing Logistics for Protests

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Killers target activists performing logistics for Iraqi protests Forces opposed to the protests in Iraq appear to have stepped up operations to kill protest activists and journalists covering the demonstrations […]

NATO, Iraq Discuss Developments

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Karim Hashim Aboualgus at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday. They shared views on the recent developments in the Middle East and on NATO-Iraq cooperation. Mr. Stoltenberg underscored that NATO remains fully committed to working with Iraq, and that NATO is ready to resume training […]

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Denmark Enhances Investigative and Forensic Capacity in Iraq

Denmark and UNITAD Sign Agreement to Enhance Investigative and Forensic Capacity in Iraq The United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement a project aimed at strengthening the capacity of Iraqi courts, judicial system […]

Iraqi Protesters decry Iranian and US Interference

By Shelly Kittleson for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Blood is still on the streets near the Ahrar Bridge in Baghdad. A Red Crescent worker explained that just two days before, Iraqi security forces shot a teen, just 16 or […]

PM quietly working to keep US Troops in Country

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s caretaker prime minister privately does not want US troops to withdraw, several sources familiar with the situation told Al-Monitor, though Adel Abdul Mahdi publicly backed a recent parliamentary vote that urged the […]

Trump and Khamenei “Want the Same Thing”

By Aaron David Miller, for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Trump and Khamenei Want the Same Thing Both President Donald Trump and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have something in common: they both […]

The Only Winner of the US-Iran Showdown is Russia

By Maggie Tennis and Strobe Talbott, for The Slate. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hours before Iran launched a missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq, Vladimir Putin visited Syria to huddle with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad over the mounting […]