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Iraq unveils massive Anti-Corruption Project

By Joe Snell 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 unveils massive anti-corruption project Following remarks from Iraqi President Barham Salih [Saleh] (pictured), who admitted on Sunday that Iraq has lost $150 billion since 2003 to corruption, a […]

To Defeat Corruption, Iraq Needs E-Government

By Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To Defeat Corruption, Iraq Needs E-Government Iraqi politicians are not going to reform themselves; it is time to utilize technology not only […]

Anti-Corruption Bill sparks Debate

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi president's anti-corruption bill sparks debate Iraqi President Barham Salih has announced the submission of a bill to the country's parliament entitled "Recovering the Proceeds of Corruption." The president claims that widespread corruption […]

Impunity "Will Cast a Pall Over Iraq's Elections"

By Belkis Wille, for Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Impunity for Killings Will Cast a Pall Over Iraq's Elections When protests erupted in Baghdad and other parts of central and southern Iraq in October 2019, tens of […]

Europe "needs to take a Lead on Iraq"

By Christian Koch, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Europe needs to take a lead on Iraq As it is beginning, the Biden administration has an opportunity to refocus US attention in the Middle East, and in […]

Campaign to Tackle the Child Labour in Iraq

ILO and partners launch nation-wide campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in Iraq The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Iraq and partners launched a nation-wide campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in the country. The campaign will target 10,000 children, their families and guardians, teachers, employers, and the media […]

Iraqi Kurdistan "Discards Idea of Democracy"

Iraqi Kurdistan's Authoritarian Turn: Western ally 'Discards idea of Democracy' Writing in the Financial Times, Chloe Cornish says the arrest and conviction of journalists and activists In Iraqi Kurdistan has revived concerns over a government dominated by two clans, the Barzanis and the Talabanis. Click here to read the full article (subscription required)

30 Years Jail for Bank Fraud in Amara

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity (COI) has announced that an accountant at the Al-Amara branch of the Agricultural Cooperative Bank has been given a 30-year prison sentence for the embezzlement of 996 million Iraqi dinars ($680,000). Her assets were also seized, and she will be required to repay the amount. A former director […]

Iraq: Powerful Militias Assassinate Protesters with Impunity

By Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim, for the Washington Post. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraq, powerful militias assassinate protesters with impunity The killings take place in public and are captured on surveillance footage. Those videos are then watched […]