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US continues to fund GBV Prevention in Iraq

UNHCR welcomes the new generous contribution from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration towards UNHCR's Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response activities for internally displaced persons, returnees, and refugees in Iraq. GBV remains a major area of concern to UNHCR and is generally underreported due to social stigma, fear […]

IRGC Eyes Naval Cooperation with Iraq

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has voiced his readiness for military cooperation with Iraq in the naval industries. In a Sunday meeting in Tehran, Iraqi Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ahmed Jassim al-Ma'arij and Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri discussed the regional developments and ways for […]

Biden "Unlikely to Turn Back in Iraq"

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Biden unlikely to turn back in Iraq Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says Biden knows Iraq "as well or better than just about anyone." Click here to read the full […]

Amnesty: Mass Execution of 21 Individuals "an Outrage"

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mass execution of 21 individuals is an outrage Responding to the execution on Monday of 21 individuals in Iraq, including individuals allegedly affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) and convicted of terror-related charges, […]

HRW: "No Justice for Enforced Disappearances"

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities should fulfill a commitment to locate victims of enforced disappearance and ensure that those responsible are held accountable, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. Since taking office in May 2020, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced that his government was creating a new mechanism to locate victims of enforced disappearances, […]

US threat to shutter Baghdad Embassy 'Ongoing'

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US threat to shutter Baghdad embassy 'ongoing,' says Syria envoy Outgoing US Syria envoy James Jeffrey says the State Department's threats to close the US Embassy in Iraq is "very serious." […]

Iran "to Sign Military Cooperation Deal with Iraq"

Iran to Sign Military Cooperation Deal with Iraq: Top General Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri (pictured) unveiled plans for signing an agreement with Iraq on military and defense cooperation. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Iraq's defense minister in Tehran on Sunday, Major General Baqeri said […]

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Iraqi Officials Welcome Biden Presidency

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi officials welcome Biden presidency While Iraqi leaders and officials have welcomed a Biden presidency, there are worries about what direction US policy will take when it comes to Baghdad. Click […]

Calls for Expression of Interest: Training on GBV Reporting

Calls for expression of interest: training on GBV reporting during health crises The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq will conduct in collaboration with UNFPA Syria Hub a training session for Arab-speaking journalists in Iraq on GBV reporting during health crises: COVID-19. This training aims to provide participants with advanced skills in covering gender-based […]

Iraqi Camp Closures leave 100,000 in Limbo

The ongoing rapid closure of displacement camps in Iraq is rendering homeless more than 100,000 people in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and at the onset of winter. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is extremely concerned about the fate of thousands of displaced families living in camps across the country that are being closed […]

Why you should come to IBBC Conference: Opportunity in Adversity

Why you should come to the IBBC Conference in Dubai, entitled 'Opportunity in Adversity' On 19th November the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is holding its Autumn conference in person at the Address hotel Dubai Marina. Some would say it's a brave decision, considering COVID, but others are keen to take up the challenge and […]

Anbar getting back on its feet, eyeing Autonomy

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. Iraq's western Anbar province getting back on its feet, eyeing autonomy Iraq's Sunni-majority Anbar province has in recent months completed a number of infrastructure works in the hope of […]