Tag Archives | Badr Organization

Profile: Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC)

By Hamdi Malik and Michael Knights 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. Profile: Communications and Media Commission After falling under the control of "resistance"-linked board members, this key Iraqi media institution began a widespread […]

Al-Amiri Withdraws Candidacy for PM

Leader of Iraq’s Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday, putting the country one step closer to forming a government after months of political stagnation. Amiri heads the Fath (Conquest) Alliance, an electoral bloc which came in second in May’s national election. His coalition has been vying to build the […]

Iran, US set for proxy clash on Syrian-Iraqi Border

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) continue their operations in the western areas of Mosul, some PMU factions reached the Syrian border May 29 and were met by Syrian […]

Int'l Interests vie for Control of Iraq-Syria Border

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. International Interests Line Up To Take Control Of Iraq-Syria Border As the fight against the extremist group known as the Islamic State continues to succeed, albeit at a slower pace […]

New Green Zone Protest, Fatalities Reported

By Simon Kent. A new wave of protesters have entered Iraq's parliament, forcing Iraqi security forces to escalate force with tear gas, rubber bullets and according to reports, live ammunition. Four protesters are reported dead, with estimates putting injured at over 50. Pictures on social media showed a man who appeared to have a serious […]

Row Over Paramilitary Salaries

By Simon Kent. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi faces new political pressure over the payment of salaries for the 100,000 strong Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Shaabi, as they are known in Iraq. The Hashd al-Shaabi were formed last summer after a call from the holy figure Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, to defend […]