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Iraq's Minister of Construction meets Italian Investor

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Construction, Housing and Public Works, Bengin Rikani [Bangin Rekani], has met with Kamel Ghribi, who is the Chairman of GK Investment Holding Group, President of GKSD Holding, President of GSD Healthcare Middle East and Vice President of Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato (San Donato Hospital Group). They discussed potential […]

Iraqi Parliament Approves final Two Cabinet Ministers

By John Lee. Iraq's parliament has reportedly approved two candidates for the two remaining vacant ministries in Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani's cabinet. The KDP's Bangin Rekani was approved as the Minister of Construction and Housing, while the PUK's Nizar Mohammed [Nizar Amedi] was confirmed as the Minister of the Environment. These two appointments, both […]

Profile of Iraq's New Oil Minister

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has issued the following profile of the new Oil Minister, Hayan Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Zahra Al-Swad [Hayyan Abdul Ghani; Hayan Abdulghani]: Date and Place of Birth: Basra, 1958 Academic Qualifications: BSC Mechanical Engineering/ University of Basra MSC Mechanical Engineering / University of Basra Career and Positions: The Minister has a […]

New Iraqi Cabinet Approved [FULL LISTING]

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has given a vote of confidence to incoming Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and his new cabinet. A full listing of the new ministers, along with alternative spellings used by some sources, is shown below: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Fouad Hussein [Fuad Hussein] Vice […]

UPDATE: Iraq's Finance Minister reportedly Resigns

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Finance, Ali Allawi, has reportedly resigned during the Cabinet meeting today (Tuesday). Both Associated Press and Shafaq News Agency cite sources as saying that Prime Minister al-Kadhimi accepted the resignation, and appointed the Oil Minister, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, as Acting Finance Minister. The Prime Minister's statement following the cabinet […]

Iraqi Electricity Minister Resigns over Power Cuts

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Electricity, Majed Mahdi Hantoosh [Hantoush], has reportedly submitted his resignation, following protests over repeated power cuts. Anadolu Agency says the resignation was accepted by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Muqtada Al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist movement, had recently called for the Minister to be sacked. (Source: Middle East Monitor)

Iraqi Cabinet outlines Funding for Investment Projects

The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister thanked health teams for their sacrifices on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cabinet received a briefing from the Minister of Health on the latest developments and the […]

BOC Boss to Head Iraqi Oil Ministry

By John Lee. Iraq's parliament has approved the appointment of the former head of the Basra Oil Company (BOC) as Minister for Oil. Variously named as Ihsan Ismaeel, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, and Ihsan Ismaael, he was one of seven cabinet ministers approved on Saturday, completing Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's 22-member government. The other posts […]

Cabinet to Pay May Salaries of State Employees

Cabinet announces Eid holiday, authorises payment of May salaries of state employees The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister told the Cabinet that the government is determined to overcome the security, economic and health challenges facing the […]

Biog of New Finance Minister, Ali Abdul Amir Allawi

From Rabee Securities; re-published with permission by Iraq Business News: Mr. Allawi was born in Baghdad in 1947. He left Iraq in 1958 with his family after the 14 July Revolution (the 1958 Iraqi coup d'état, that resulted in the overthrow of the Hashemite monarchy in Iraq that had been established by King Faisal I in […]

Iraq's Parliament Approves Govt Programme

By John Lee. Iraq's Council of Representatives (Parliament) on Thursday approved by a majority the government programme presented by Prime Minister Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The programme is a general framework that sets out the government priorities, which include: Holding free and fair early elections after finalising the new electoral law Mobilising all resources to combat […]

Parliament Approves Kadhimi Government (Full Listing)

By John Lee. Iraq's Council of Representatives (Parliament) on Thursday approved fifteen candidates nominated by Prime Minister  Mustafa Al-Kadhimi for membership of the Council of Ministers (the Cabinet). Reuters reports that voting on the oil and foreign ministries was delayed as the parties failed to agree on candidates. The parliament rejected Kadhimi's picks for justice, […]