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Iraq Corruption Case: Former Oil Execs Convicted

By John Lee. The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has secured convictions against two former oil executives who conspired to give corrupt payments to secure contracts in Iraq. A jury at Southwark Crown Court found Ziad Akle guilty on two counts and Stephen Whiteley guilty on one count of conspiracy to give corrupt payments. The […]

ICF Steps Up Advocacy with New Identity Refresh

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF), the United States' largest charity devoted exclusively to advocacy and support for Iraq's children, premiered today a fresh, impactful design and message for the cause. ICF Board Chairman Mohammed Khudairi explained: "Today, we reintroduce ourselves to Americans and the international community with a fresh voice. For over a decade, ICF […]

Baghdad's Row with Ankara could Benefit Each Side

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad's row with Ankara could benefit each side Turkey's drive to establish a "security corridor" against Kurdish groups along its southern borders - all the way from Afrin in northwestern Syria to the Qandil […]

On the Murder of Husham al-Hashemi

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. On July 6, 2020, Iraq's most prolific security commentator Husham al-Hashemi was assassinated in Zayouna, a social melting pot neighborhood of east Baghdad. At 8:19 […]

Germany Strengthens Criminal Justice Services in Iraq

Criminal justice services in Iraq strengthened thanks to new contribution from Germany The Government of Germany has committed USD 1.13 million to support the Government of Iraq strengthen its criminal investigations and crime scene management under a new project in partnership with UNDP Iraq. Strengthening Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Management Capacities in Iraq aims […]

Video: Killing of Prominent Expert Sparks Outrage

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The United Nations, foreign governments and Iraq's leaders are condemning the killing of a well-known Iraqi expert on al-Qaeda, ISIL (ISIS) and other armed groups. Husham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in […]

Prominent Iraqi Analyst Shot Dead in Baghdad

Unknown assailants shot dead a well-known Iraqi analyst near his home in a rare high-profile killing in the Iraqi capital, reports said. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Hisham al-Hashimi [Husham al-Hashemi], 47, outside his home in the Zeyouneh area of Baghdad, a family member said, speaking on condition of anonymity for security reasons. […]

US Firm wins $15m Iraq Training Deal

By John Lee. Spartan Air Academy Iraq LLC, Irving, Texas, has been awarded a $14,769,952 firm-fixed-price modification (P00006) to contract FA8617-20-C-6232 for the Iraq T-6A contractor logistics support and training maintenance program. The modification provides for the exercise of an option to extend the term of the contract for the continued services needed in order […]

ISO certification awarded to Al-Burhan Security

Al-Burhan Security (ABS) has introduced quality management processes from day one of its operations to prepare for ISO 18788:2015, ISO 9001:2015 accreditations and also ANSI/ASIS PSC1. With a focus on quality management systems and processes the ABS Leadership team continues to work hard to further develop quality and operational procedures to ensure compliance with the […]

New Zealand to Close Embassy in Iraq

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters, has announced the closure of the New Zealand Embassy in Baghdad. Mr Peters said: "This decision to permanently close the Embassy was not taken lightly and is in no way an indication of any change in the value that New Zealand places on its relationship with Iraq. "The […]

Video: Anger as Iraq announces Pension Cuts

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is facing its worst economic crisis since 2003, worsened by the global drop in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government led by has proposed austerity measures, including capping the […]