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Coronavirus cases Top 100,000 as Baghdad Airport Reopens

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as Baghdad airport reopens The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iraq exceeded 100,000 on Thursday as the country's airport in Baghdad reopened to commercial flights for the […]

Swedish Company to build Power Substations in Iraq

By John Lee. Linxon Sweden AB has signed a contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to build 132-KV power transmission stations in Baghdad, Kut and Diwaniya. The contract was signed in Stockholm in the presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Stockholm, Mr. Ahmed Al-Kamali. Linxon is a joint venture company […]

Parts of Baghdad in Full Lockdown due to COVID-19

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Parts of Iraqi capital go under full lockdown after jump in virus cases Parts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, will go under a full lockdown after a jump in coronavirus cases, Iraqi Health Minister Hassan […]

Rockets strike near Chinese oil site in Iraq

By John Lee. Two rockets have reportedly struck near a Chinese oil facility south of Baghdad on Saturday. According to AP, there were no casualties. It cites an Iraqi army statement saying the rockets struck near a Chinese company in the Nahrawan area, and speculates that the company involved is ZhenHua, a subsidiary of the arms […]

This Valentine's Day, send your love to Ayda

Ayda (not her real name) lives with her mother and little brother in a house built of mud and sheet metal in a poor neighborhood in Baghdad. She attends the Hope Bus regularly and also works collecting empty cans from landfill to support her family. Ayda loves going to the Hope Bus because she gets […]

Protests Swell despite Clash with Sadrist Supporters

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After withdrawing his support for the protests, controversial populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers back to Tahrir Square Feb. 1, where his supporters clashed with demonstrators and […]

Protesters demand UN Protection from State Violence

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters demand UN protection from violence of authorities Iraqi protesters are seeking greater international attention to both their cause and attacks by security forces and armed groups, even […]

Video: Iraqi Youth Angry at Slow Pace of Reform

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform Protests escalated across Iraq's capital Baghdad as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government's slow pace of reform. […]

Chaos Spreads as PM Office Remains Vacant

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. Chaos spreads in Iraq as PM office remains vacant A number of unidentified militias penetrated Tahrir Square and the Sanak Bridge area in central Baghdad on the evening of Dec. 6, targeting […]

Baghdad International Fair "Postponed"

By John Lee. Baghdad International Fair, which was due to start on Friday, has reportedly been postponed for 10 days. It is now scheduled to run from 11th to 20th November. The postponement comes as protests continue to cause disruption in Baghdad and throughout the country. (Sources: various) (Picture credit: Mohammad Ali Huzam)

Video: Protests Persist in Defiance of Baghdad Curfew

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis are defying a curfew in a new wave of protests. They are back on the streets of the capital, calling for political change. There is widespread anger over corruption, the lack of […]