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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 […]

Govt Demands $175m for Baghdad Summit

The Iraqi government has officially demanded that parliament allocate 206 billion Iraqi Dinars (IQD) [$175m] from the 2011 public budget for the Arab Summit in the Baghdad in March Shuwan Mohammed Taha, a Kurdish member to the Iraqi parliament, told AKnews that since the budget for hosting the summit is high, the presidency of the […]

Iraq Urges Creation of “Exclusive” Arab Trade Organization

An adviser to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said on Thursday that in the coming Arab League Summit in Baghdad, Iraq will push for the creation of an “exclusive” Arab trade organization, similar to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The organization is to boost trade and economic cooperation among the oil producing, industrial and […]

Baghdad's ‘Facelift’ before Arab Summit

We reported recently that the Iraqi government has earmarked $300 million to upgrade Baghdad's hotels for next year’s Arab summit. Azzaman now reports that the Baghdad Municipality of Amanat al-Asima is racing against time to upgrade some of Baghdad’s run-down neighborhoods in advance of summit. The Iraqi government has expressed a willingness to host Arab […]