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Orange launches Proceedings against Iraqi Govt

By John Lee. French telecoms company Orange Group has reportedly launched legal proceedings against the Iraqi government with the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), part of the World Bank, for more than $400m that it alleges was expropriated by the country's regulator. The case relates to the company's investment in Korek, the […]

Breaking Out of Fragility: Diversification and Growth in Iraq

Breaking Out of Fragility: A Country Economic Memorandum for Diversification and Growth in Iraq Iraq is at a crossroads. Almost two decades after the 2003 war, the country remains caught in a fragility trap, facing increasing political instability, growing social unrest, and a deepening state-citizen divide. Amid a multitude of crises (including an oil price […]

Iraq to target Import Tariffs

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has said it is taking action to "end exemptions for some goods from import duties to increase income from border crossings". In a statement on Twitter, Minister of Finance Ali Allawi said: "Iraq is facing a dangerous situation; oil revenues are not enough to cover state expenditure, including the […]

Corruption continues to Threaten Iraq's Stability

By Azhar Al-Ruabie for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Corruption continues to threaten Iraq's stability Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visited the city of Nasiriyah on Oct. 5 and confirmed that there are 270 uncompleted projects, some of them unfinished […]

Former Unaoil Exec Jailed over Bribery in Iraq

Former Unaoil executive sentenced for paying bribes to win $1.7-billion worth of contracts Basil Al Jarah has today been sentenced to three years and four months' imprisonment for paying in excess of $17m in bribes to dishonestly secure approximately $1.7bn worth of contracts in post-occupation Iraq. Al Jarah, Unaoil's former Iraq partner, conspired with others […]

US Charges Two over Alleged Bribery in Iraq

Two individuals have been charged with bribery offenses in connection with Department of Defense contracts as part of the Fraud Section's ongoing efforts to combat corruption and fraud in contracting on U.S. military installations overseas. Mark Alan Fryday, 37, and Lara Jumaah Mohammed, 30, both residing in Erbil, Iraq, were charged in an indictment filed […]

Iraqi Govt steps up Fight Against Corruption

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 Government steps up Fight Against Corruption The arrest of six senior officials on corruption charges shows that serious steps are taken in the fight against corruption, amid […]

Iraqi Govt to Collect Data on "Ghost Workers"

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, at which it discussed how to improve the organisation of the public sector. The Prime Minister asked the Minister of Planning to form and lead a working group responsible for collecting data that will count the […]

$49m Corruption Allegation in Kirkuk

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission on Integrity has issued a warrants for the arrest of the governor of Kirkuk, the director of school buildings in the governorate, along with 23 employees. The are accused of misappropriating nearly 58 billion Iraqi dinars ($49 million) in relation to a school-building programme. The project was assigned to a […]

Women critical to Ending Corruption in Iraq

Women's participation critical to ending corruption in Iraq: New forum launches today The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq has launched Iraq's first-ever anti-corruption forum for women, highlighting the integral role women play in combating corruption in the country. The Women Against Corruption forum brings together 35 academics and activist Iraqi women from the […]

50 Iraqi Ministers Accused of Corruption in 2 yrs

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Commission of Integrity (COI) said on Tuesday it had charged 50 ministers and 480 senior ranking officials with corruption as well as recovering and […]

Officials Sentenced for Corruption

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity has said that two official have been sentenced, in absentia, to seven years in prison for misusing 7.1 billion dinars ($6 million) of public funds. The two were former board members of the Martyrs Foundation, and tbe violations concerned a contract with a German company. Arrest warrants have […]