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Officials Dismissed following second Fire at Baghdad Airport

By John Lee. Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani has dismissed several senior officials following a second fire this week at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). Losing their positions were the Director General of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), the Director of Baghdad International Airport, and the Director of Airport Security. The announcement came after a […]

Head of Iraq's Integrity Commission Resigns

By John Lee. The head of Iraq's Commission of Integrity has resigned. Judge Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi (pictured) submitted his resignation to Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, on Sunday. The Prime Minister confirmed that he had accepted the resignation, praising Al-Saadi's efforts at the Commission. In a statement, Al-Saadi said he was, "unable to continue in […]

Will Iraq's new Anti-Corruption Campaign succeed?

By Nour H. Ayoub for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iraq's new anti-corruption campaign succeed? New Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani started his government by announcing an anti-corruption program. Many great challenges, however, remain in his […]

Iraqi PM to head Intelligence Service

By Adnan Abu Zeed 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 prime minister to head Intelligence Service New Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani removed Raid Jouhi from the head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, deciding to head […]

US "Eager to Work with" Govt and People of Iraq

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken (pictured) spoke [on Thursday] with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani to congratulate him on the October 27 formation of an Iraqi government. The Secretary conveyed that the United States is eager to work with the government and people of Iraq to improve respect for human rights, increase economic […]

Climate of Opportunity: Iraq's New Govt as Regional Conciliator

By Hamzeh Hadad, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Climate of opportunity: Iraq's new government as regional conciliator Iraq's new prime minister is well placed to negotiate both the pitfalls of domestic politics […]

The Sadrist Movement in Iraq

By Dr Renad Mansour and Dr Benedict Robin-D'Cruz, for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Sadrist movement in Iraq The populist Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led the Shia Islamist Sadrist bloc to a shock victory in the October […]

Sudani Removes Head of Iraqi Intelligence, other officials

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. Sudani removes head of Iraqi intelligence, other officials The Iraqi Council of Ministers announced on Wednesday that all appointments and decrees issued by the previous government during its caretaker […]