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Cabinet Approves Measures to Expedite Investment Projects

Cabinet approves measures to expedite completion of investment projects The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on national developments, and underscored that, during this period, ministries and other state institutions will continue to discharge their day-to-day duties […]

What comes after Iraqi PM’s Resignation?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced Nov. 29 that he would officially submit his resignation to parliament, in the first government response to the wide public protests that have […]

Video: Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Short Tenure as PM

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Adel Abdul Mahdi became prime minister in October 2018, at a time of unrest in the country. His government promised to make things better, but said it needed more time but was unsuccessful. […]

Parliament Approves Prime Minister’s Resignation

dBy John Lee. Iraq’s parliament has reportedly approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. According to BBC News, it is unclear who will take over from Mr Abdul Mahdi, as existing laws do not specify how parliament should deal with a prime minister’s resignation. On Sunday clashes continued in cities including Baghdad and […]

Challenges facing Iraq after PM’s Resignation

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue. The immediate […]

PM announces Plans to Resign

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, announced on November 29 that he is to submit his resignation to Parliament in the wake of increasing violence across the country. The announcement was shown on state television and came one day after at least 35 protestors were killed by the security forces. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani’s latest […]

Iraqi Cabinet Agrees New Set of Reforms

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi and with the presence of the governors. The Cabinet decided to grant the Minister of Oil the authority to recruit graduates of the 2018-2019 oil vocational training courses to become employees of the Ministry of […]

Govt Slashes Salaries of Top Officials

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has said it will reduce the salaries of ministers, members of parliament, and senior officials by up to 50 percent, and invest the money saved in a new social security fund to support Iraqis in need. In a statement on Friday, it also announced the establishment of a special […]

Iraqi Cabinet to Help Young Entrepreneurs

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has said it will simplify company registration procedures for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-35 years), and exempt them from any associated fees. It has also announced that it will provide unemployed graduates and others wishing to start manufacturing projects with free training and support to start their projects. The new […]

Govt Promises More Jobs and Houses

Summary of government measures to boost employment, address housing shortage and support low-income groups Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the High Committee for the Distribution of Land. The Committee reviewed preparations for the distribution of plots of land to low-income groups in Iraqi provinces, and the allocation of more […]

UPDATE: Iraqi PM Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has reportedly announced a cabinet reshuffle and three days of national mourning, following the recent protests during which more than 110 people were killed. Reuters quotes him as telling a news conference: “We will ask parliament to vote tomorrow [Thursday] on changes to ministries”. According to […]

Cabinet Responds to Protests with New Initiatives

By John Lee. The Cabinet has met in Baghdad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and discussed the recent protests, announcing a series of measures on housing, employment and support for low-income groups. According to a statement from the Government, the latest measures include: Those injured during recent protests will receive free medical […]