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US and Iraq Agree to end US Combat Mission in Iraq

By John Lee. US President Joe Biden and Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have agreed to end the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year. After more than 18 years in the country, the role of US forces will change to one of training and advising the Iraqi military. There are […]

UK issues Sanctions against former Governor of Nineveh

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has issued sanctions against a number of individuals, including a former Governor of Nineveh province in Iraq. Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan is alleged to have misappropriated public funds intended for reconstruction efforts, and to have improperly awarded contracts and other state property. He is currently serving a five-year prison sentence […]

Iraqis Campaign Against Impunity for Violence

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis campaign against impunity for violence Activists in Iraq and abroad are seeking to pressure Iraqi authorities into preventing impunity for perpetrators of abuses. Click here to read the […]

Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq Border crossings and cross-border connections have become essential components in the growing regional contest for influence in Iraq. Click […]

Biden "in Vicious Bombing Cycle in Iraq"

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. Biden Wants to Leave the Middle East, But He's in a Vicious Bombing Cycle in Iraq Caught between aggressive Tehran-backed militias and a skeptical Congress, […]

New Program to Counteract Financial Crime in Iraq

New program to help counteract serious financial crimes in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, in partnership with the United States Government and the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq has launched a multi-year training initiative today, to strengthen and improve complex organized and financial crime investigations in Iraq. The training program, called […]

Engineers Still Held Without Charge in Iraq

By John Lee. Australian citizen Robert Pether and his Egyptian colleague Khalid Radwan are reportedly still being held without charge in Iraq, following a contract dispute relating to the construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) head office in Baghdad. The pair were detained in early April, having allegedly been tricked into traveling […]

Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A New Partnership?

By Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A new partnership 30 years in the making? In April, the news that Iraq was mediating between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran captivated […]

Amentum Wins Logistics Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Amentum Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, was awarded a $10,708,728 modification (0003C4) to contract W52P1J-12-G-0028 for transportation logistics support services. Work will be performed in Kuwait and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of July 2, 2022. Amentum was created by the sale of AECOM's Management Services business to affiliates of Lindsay Goldberg […]

Dyncorp Wins Contract for Aviation Maintenance Services

By John Lee. Dyncorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $20,606,486 modification (P00152) to contract W58RGZ-19-C-0025 for worldwide aviation maintenance. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas; and Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2021. (Source: US Dept of Defense)