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After the Baghdad Summit: Implications Regionally and in Iraq

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

What will be the Legacy of the Baghdad Summit?

The Arab League Summit reaches its climax today (Thursday) with the meeting of the heads of state, and so far the event is being seen as a success for Iraq and its Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki. The hosting of this pretigious conference is a public relations coup for all concerned, and represents the acceptance of […]

Iraq Seeks Arab Debt Forgiveness

Iraq has asked its Arab neighbours to forgive its pre-invasion debts, urging them to follow the United Arab Emirates and Algeria which have already written off what they were owed, according to Reuters. "We've asked Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and Morocco to help Iraq in closing up its debt situation," Iraqi […]

Baghdad's Historic Summit Meeting

Next week's Arab League Summit in Baghdad is a very significant moment in Iraq's development. Quite apart from any discussions and resolutions at the conference itself, the staging of the event in Iraq for the first time since 1990 demonstrates the acceptance of an independent Iraq into the community of Arab states. Preparation for the […]

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 […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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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 […]

Weekly Security Update for 22nd February 2012

There was a fall in the number of attacks recorded in Iraq last week, but the death toll was nonetheless higher than normal following a mass-casualty suicide attack targeting a police academy in Baghdad. In total, at least 45 people were killed and 74 injured in nationwide incidents, of which 19 were killed and 29 […]

Arab League Summit to go Ahead in Baghdad

The Arab League envoy to Iraq, Ahmed Bin Hili, said on Wednesday that Iraq is ready to host the next Arab League Summit, expected to be held in Baghdad in March. According to AKnews, Bin Hili arrived in Baghdad on 30th January to inspect the preparations for the summit, which has been postponed several times […]

Baghdad Arab League Summit Postponed to 2012

The Arab League meeting scheduled for May in Baghdad has been postponed until next year at the request of the Iraqi government, authorities said Thursday. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa "have agreed to the postponement of the Arab Summit," the Voices of Iraq news station reports. UPI reports that […]