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PM says PMU should be under State Authority

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi prime minister stresses PMU should be Iraqi institution under state authority Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi faces a difficult task in implementing his reform plan for the Popular Mobilization Units organization […]

Foreign Staff Evacuated from Basra Gas Company

 By John Lee. Shell has reportedly evacuated its foreign staff who had been working at the Basra Gas Company (BGC). BGC executives told Reuters that around 60 staff were flown out on Wednesday after workers who had been laid off staged a protest. Shell has a 44-percent stake in the $17-billion, 25-year BGC project, with […]

PM Al-Kadhimi: Iraqi Treasury was Almost Empty

Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi: Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it Prime Minister Mustafa Al-ccalled for national unity as he outlined the difficulties facing the country, saying that Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it. In an article published on Monday, Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi said that he wanted to put before the Iraqi people, […]

Iraq Denies Plans to Shut al-Ahdab Field

By John Lee. Iraq's oil ministry has denied a report from Bloomberg that it plans to shut down the al-Ahdab oil field in Wasit due to protests. In a statement the Ministry said the protests near the field are not related to the oil industry, but to the administration of the province. (Source: Ministry of […]

Iran's Defense Ministry eyes Strategic Partnership with Iraq

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined closer defense cooperation and strategic partnership with the new Iraqi government for regional security and stability. In a videoconference with his new Iraqi counterpart Juma Anad Saadoun on Sunday, the Iranian defense minister emphasized the need for closer defense cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad to ensure regional […]

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IS believed behind Crop Fires in Disputed Territories

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Islamic State believed behind crop fires in Iraq's disputed territories Crops are burning in northern Iraq's disputed territories again and locals are mobilizing to fight the suspected culprit, the Islamic State. Click here to read the […]

Decentralization push sparks Fears of Division in Kurdistan

By Mahmut Bozarslan for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Decentralization push sparks fears of division in Iraqi Kurdistan Is the Kurds' unity in danger in Iraqi Kurdistan, the autonomous region they managed to build after decades of grueling struggle? Fears of […]

Peshmerga pushes for Joint Security Talks with Baghdad

By Jared Szuba for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Peshmerga Ministry pushes for joint security talks with Baghdad The Peshmerga Ministry of Iraq's Kurdistan Region said it will send a delegation to Baghdad to discuss security cooperation and the […]

To Stop a US-Iran War, Finlandize Iraq

By Albert B Wolf, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To Stop a U.S.-Iran War, Finlandize Iraq A the coronavirus pandemic rages around the world and Americans remain divided on reopening the economy, lawmakers in the United States […]

Security Forces target Groups that Attacked Protesters

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Security forces target armed groups that attacked protesters Iraqi police in the southern province of Basra stormed the office of the Thar Allah al-Islami militia Monday and arrested all the members in the office, including its leader, […]

New Government, New Legislative Agenda

By John Lee. The Iraqi government and parliament should pass legislation to address key human rights shortcomings in Iraq's legal system and take measures to minimize the risks Covid-19 poses to people in prison, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. With the formation of Iraq's government on May 7, 2020, parliament can now focus […]

Time for a Reset: Iraq's New PM and the US-Iran Rivalry

By Sajad Jiyad, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Time for a reset: Iraq's new prime minister and the US-Iran rivalry Iraq needs to reset its relations with both Tehran and Washington in […]