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The latest corruption news from Iraq – company or government bribes, theft, stealing – brought to you by Iraq Business News

PM Al-Kadhimi: Iraqi Treasury was Almost Empty

Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi: Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it Prime Minister Mustafa Al-ccalled for national unity as he outlined the difficulties facing the country, saying that Iraq is greater than the challenges facing it. In an article published on Monday, Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi said that he wanted to put before the Iraqi people, […]

Challenges facing Iraq's Next Government

By Dr. Layth Mahdi. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. America and Britain have failed in introducing democracy into Iraq because they handed power to politicians, most of whom do not have the qualification or experience to be in their positions. They […]

KRG to Investigate Alleged $250m payment from Rosneft?

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has reportedly called for the public prosecutor to launch an investigation into allegations that Russian state oil company Rosneft paid $250 million to a consultant to secure deals in Iraqi Kurdistan. Earlier this month, Bloomberg claimed that the oil company paid […]

The Forgotten Iraq

By Hafsa Halawa for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The story from Iraq since last October has been mainly one of uplifting hope, as mass protests sweep across the country in a fight against corruption, nepotism, […]

Falcon Intelligence Cell wants to Root Out Corruption

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq's Falcon Intelligence Cell wants to root out corruption "Terrorism generates corruption and corruption generates terrorism," stressed Abu Ali al-Basri in his soft-spoken but acutely focused voice. Basri leads Iraq's elite […]

Sanctioned Iranian Fuel Oil "Shipping from Iraq"

By John Lee. Deceptive shipping practices are reportedly being used in an attempt to conceal cargoes of sanctioned Iranian fuel oil being shipped via the Iraqi port of Khor al-Zubair. Writing in Lloyds List, Michelle Wiese Bockmann gives details of a network of shell companies running 'dark' tankers to transport the sanctioned fuel. Click here […]

Integrity Commission restored $2bn to Iraqi Treasury

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s official anti-corruption agency stated in its latest annual report that it restored 2.84 trillion Iraqi dinars ($2.38 billion) to the Treasury in 2019. The Federal […]

Iraq Bribery Trial starts in London

By John Lee. The trial has begun in London of three British businessmen accused of conspiring to pay bribes totalling $6m (£4.6m) to win contracts in Iraq worth $800 million. According to the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Monaco-based Unaoil bribed Iraqi officials to help Dutch-based SBM Offshore [Single Buoy Moorings], and Singapore's Leighton Offshore, […]