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Iraq's Political Prospects after al-Sadr's Exodus

By Harith Hasan, for the Emirates Policy Center (EPC). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Political Prospects After Muqtada al-Sadr's Parliamentary Exodus On June 12, 74 members of the Sadrist bloc in the Iraqi Parliament tendered their resignations to the […]

Iraq Improves Ranking in Global Peace Index

By John Lee. The Institute for Economics and Peace has ranked Iraq 157th out of 163 countries in its 2022 Global Peace Index. This represents an improvement of two places on last year's ranking. Worldwide, the average level of global peacefulness deteriorated by 0.3 per cent over the past year. Although small, the report says […]

UNITAD Investigative Progress: Cooperation with Iraq is Key

Special Adviser Ritscher Briefs Security Council on UNITAD Investigative Progress: Cooperation with Iraq is Key Special Adviser Christian Ritscher (pictured) briefed the UN Security Council on the work of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD) over the past six months. The briefing, which highlighted the progress described […]

First National Conference to Address Early Marriage in Iraq

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), in partnership with the Women Empowerment Department (WED), and support from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Canada, organised a two-day conference to address early marriage in Iraq. The conference, which took place on 11-12 June, recognised the alarming situation with early […]

Iraq Bans Citizens from interactions with Israel

Writing in the Financial Times, Raya Jalabi says that from this month Iraqi citizens are forbidden from contacting Israeli officials on social media, attending gatherings organised by or even "tied to" the Jewish state or setting foot in any Israeli embassy worldwide. Click here to read the full article (subscription required)

The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of US-Kurdish Relations (Part II)

By Jennifer Gavito, Qubad Talabani, Bilal Wahab 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. The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq In the second of three discussions marking the thirty-year anniversary […]

Italy donates EUR 2m for Iraqi Stabilization

Italy reaffirms its commitment to Iraq's stabilization with EUR 2 million contribution The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), is supporting the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with an additional EUR 2 million (approximately US$ 2.26 million) to assist communities affected by the Islamic […]

Stabilising the Contested District of Sinjar

From International Crisis Group. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Stabilising the Contested District of Sinjar Sinjar has yet to recover from the ravages of 2014, when ISIS subjected the population to unrelenting terror. Thousands remain displaced. To persuade them […]

Iraq expands Criminalization of Normalization with Israel

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep Dive: Iraq expands criminalization of normalization with Israel Iraq's parliament has voted to criminalize any form of normalization with Israel, threatening the worst offenders with life imprisonment or the death penalty. The […]

US disturbed by Iraqi Law Criminalizing Israel ties

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 disturbed by Iraqi law criminalizing Israel ties The US State Department said the new Iraqi law promotes "an environment of antisemitism." Click here to read the full article. (Picture: Iraqi […]

The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of US-Kurdish Relations

By Bilal Wahab, Amberin Zaman and Vance Serchuk, 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. The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq On the anniversary of the Kurdish region's first election, […]