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Iraqi Govt exempts Basra Governorate from Contracting Regulations

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of  Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Among the items agreed was a decision to exempt Basra Governorate from the instructions covering government contracts for the purposes of the 2025 Arabian Gulf Cup Football Championships, which will be hosted in Basra. Concerns […]

New Agreement to tackle Corruption in Kurdistan

KRI's anti-corruption agenda strengthened under new agreement with Commission of Integrity The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq's (KRI) Commission of Integrity (CoI) have today renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen KRI's legislative and strategic anti-corruption frameworks and to enhance, the investigative capacity of it in line with […]

KBR settles Iraq Fraud Lawsuit for $14m

By John Lee. US-based engineering company Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has agreed to a settlement of nearly $14 million to resolve allegations of fraud relating to its activities in Iraq. According to a statement from the US Department of Justice, the claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only and there has been no […]

ICAA Director Jailed for Corruption

By John Lee. Iraq's Anti-Corruption Central Criminal Court has sentenced the director of the legal department at the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) to seven years in prison on charges of corruption. According to a statement from the Supreme Judicial Council, the director "received a bribe from the complainant to carry on a job that […]

Iraqi Federal Court Accused of Politicization

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi federal court accused of politicization Iraq's federal court ruled March 2 that the formation of the Anti-Corruption Committee formed by the Iraqi prime minister in mid-2020 is […]

Ericsson Shares Slide Further on New Iraq Revelations

By John Lee. Shares in Swedish telecom company Ericsson have again fallen sharply, following further disclosures about the its conduct in Iraq, and concerns that it had not cooperated fully with the US Department of Justice. In a statement on Wednesday, the company said: "On December 6, 2019, Ericsson entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement […]