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Iraq may Buy Drones from Turkey

By John Lee. Iraq is said to be interested in buying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), attack helicopters and military hardware from Turkey. Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun is quoted as saying that Iraq has already reached agreement with Turkey to purchase Bayraktar TB2 drones, made by Turkey's Baykar Defence. According to Breaking Defense, any decision […]

Al-Sadr Reverses Decision to stay Out of Iraqi Elections

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr reverses decision to stay out of Iraqi elections After his withdrawal from October elections due to public anger against the ministers of health and electricity - […]

Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership

Final statement of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership On August 28, Baghdad hosted the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, at the level of leaders and presidents to support Iraq and discuss challenges, common issues and future prospects. The participants expressed their thanks and appreciation for the efforts of the Republic of Iraq […]

Baghdad conference to establish Cooperation, Partnership in Region

By Ali Mamouri for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad conference to establish cooperation, partnership in region Baghdad Conference stressed the necessity of supporting Iraq, providing a great boost to the Iraqi government. Click here to read the […]

We risk replaying the Kabul calamity in Iraq

From The Times. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. We risk replaying the Kabul calamity in Iraq Max Hastings argues that, unless Biden is prepared to keep American boots in the sand, Iran will sweep into the Middle East's power vacuum. Read […]

EU proposes Visa Restrictions for Iraq

By John Lee. The European Commission has proposed to the Council to adopt temporary restrictive measures on short-stay visas for visa applicants who are nationals of Iraq, Bangladesh and The Gambia. Under the revised Visa Code in force since February 2020, the EU's short-stay visa policy is linked to cooperation with partner countries on readmitting […]

Six New Ambassadors to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has this week received the credentials of several new ambassadors to Baghdad: the Ambassador of India to Baghdad, Mr. Prashant Bisai (pictured); the Ambassador of Spain to Baghdad, Mr. Pedro Martineth; the Ambassador of Sweden to Baghdad, Mr. Jonas Lofven; the Ambassador of Pakistan to Baghdad, Mr. […]

After Afghanistan, Iraqis Fear They Could Be Next

By 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. After Afghanistan, Iraqis Fear They Could Be Next Similarities between the two cases include heavy patronage politics and militia intimidation, but Baghdad has advantages that […]

Video: COVID and Security Concerns over Ashura in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Preparations are under way in Karbala to mark Ashoura, a Shia Muslim commemoration. People have started heading to the city despite concerns about security and COVID-19. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Karbala:

Iraq "is the Middle East's New Power Broker"

By Steven A. Cook, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Is the Middle East's New Power Broker After decades of offering only chaos, Baghdad is trying to become a leading force in the region. Click here to […]

$3m for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

The Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Iraq, Mr Lee Dong Hyun and UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Rita Columbia, signed a two-year agreement of 3 million dollars, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Environment and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. This new grant will go towards assisting […]