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Weekly Security Update for 21st March 2012

As security measures are heightened ahead of the Arab League Summit in Baghdad levels of violence fell in Iraq last week with 26 people killed and 22 injured in nationwide incidents. This was a drop by half from the previous week and a very low figure in general for the country. However, a spate of […]

Violence Overshadows Summit

After a long series of attacks against the police, it is the Iraqi government which appears to have been the primary target in the latest bout of attacks in Iraq.  A spate of at least 26 bombings and shootings around the country left dozens of people dead on 20 March. Incidents were recorded in Abu […]

Iraq Hopes Arab Summit Will Boost Its Role

This article was written by Abeer Mohammad, and was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net. It is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi officials are hoping that hosting the […]

Three Charged in Iraq Kickback Scheme

AFP reports that three men have been charged with conspiring to defraud the US government over a kickback scheme involving contracts for ammunition disposal in Iraq. Briton Ahmed Sarchil Kazzaz and his business, Leadstay Company, were charged in federal court in the southern state of Alabama along with US citizens Gaines Newell, 52, and Billy […]

Weekly Security Update for 15th March 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. At least 70 people were killed and 76 injured in nationwide incidents, although this figure does not include the ‘emo’ and LGBT fatalities widely reported in open sources within Iraq over the past two weeks. A significant rise in the number of small arms fire attacks left […]

Weekly Security Update for 8th March 2012

Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week, although the welcome trend was cut short on Sunday night. Militants wearing security force uniforms shot dead at least 27 police officers in a well-planned attack in Haditha. Not including this total, at least 36 people were killed and 41 injured in nationwide incidents last week. February […]

US Embassy Warns of Travel Restrictions during Baghdad Summit

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens living and working in Iraq that the Government of Iraq will host the Arab League Summit in Baghdad March 27-29, 2012. During this period, the Government of Iraq may take extraordinary security precautions which could have a significant impact on travel throughout Baghdad. The Embassy recommends that […]

Tutor Perini wins $55m Contract for Blast Protection

Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil and building construction company, has announced that its subsidiary, Perini Management Services, Inc. (PMSI), has been awarded a task order valued at $55 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Middle East District. The task order was competitively bid under the multi-year USACE MATOC program […]

Attacking the Police

A series of night time raids starting late on Sunday killed at least 27 police officers in the Anbar town of Hadithah. The police continue to suffer regular attacks but this latest incident appears particularly brutal. In the month of February official sources report that at least 39 policemen were killed at the hands of […]

Iraq Buys 400 Armoured Cars for Arab Summit

Iraq has received 400 Chevrolet armoured vehicles in recent days, intended to transport senior foreign officials during the Arab League summit on 29th March in Baghdad, according to AKnews. An MP from the acting Foreign Relations Committee, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the cars were purchased from a budget for the summit allocated two […]