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Increased Scrutiny of Land Allocation at Baghdad Airport

By John Lee. Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani has chaired a meeting to discuss the best use of lands surrounding Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). He ordered a ban on the granting or investment licenses and what was described as the "illegal disposal" of these lands, and stressed that any projects being implemented in this region […]

Governor of Diwaniyah dismissed for Corruption

By John Lee. Prime Minister Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani has dismissed the Governor of Diwaniyah, Mr. Zuhair Ali Al-Shaalan, as he is under investigation on suspicions of corruption, which are being considered by the relevant courts. He also dismissed Iyad Mahmoud Hadi Al-Jubouri from the duties as head of the National Retirement Authority, based on the […]

The Paradox of Centralization and State Fracture in Iraq

By Bilal Wahab 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. The Paradox of Centralization and State Fracture in Iraq Decentralizing power would have been the best way of avoiding a return to Saddam-era authoritarianism and […]

Iraq's New PM vows to Clean Up the Country

From The Economist. Iraq's new prime minister vows to clean up the country The puzzle for Iraq's kleptocrats was always how to spirit their stolen billions out of the country. Foreign banks have been wary of accepting large transfers from Baghdad. Taking piles of cash out by land is risky; Kurds closely watch the frontier […]

Can Iraq's New Govt Reform the Corrupt System?

By Dr Renad Mansour and Hayder Al-Shakeri for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq's new government reform the corrupt system? Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani must address politically sanctioned corruption head-on, or he risks falling into the same […]

KRG launches New Anti-Corruption Hotline

The Kurdistan Regional Government have officially launched a special hotline to receive complaints about corruption and wrongdoings committed by national and state institutions and officials. It is being led by the Kurdistan Region of Iraq's Commission of Integrity, an independent government body responsible for fighting corruption. The hotline was launched at an event in Erbil […]

Will Iraqi PM open Pandora's Box in Massive Corruption Case?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iraq' PM open Pandora's box in pursuit of massive corruption case? Iraq's prime minister has announced the recovery of some of the state funds embezzled in the multi-billion dollar corruption case which rocked the […]

Moving Medicine in Iraq: Networks Fuelling Everyday Conflict

By Dr Renad Mansour for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Moving medicine in Iraq: Networks fuelling everyday conflict A system involving doctors, pharmacists, political parties, armed groups, and businesspeople fuels corruption and conflict in a medicine supply chain which […]