Tag Archives | covid19

European Forces Withdraw from Iraq

By John Lee. European countries including France, Spain and the Netherlands have reportedly announced the temporary withdrawal of troops from the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition and NATO Training Mission in Iraq. According to Janes 360, the withdrawals follow an announcement by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) that it had ceased training Iraqi […]

COVID-19 Curfew proves Difficult in Iraq

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Implementation of curfew to fight COVID-19 proves difficult in Iraq Iraq is working hard to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, which had infected 382 people in the country as of March […]

Implications of the Coronavirus for Iraq

By Aymen Al-Faisal, for the Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Implications of the Coronavirus on the Overall Situation in Iraq With the spread of the coronavirus globally, many countries around the world face several […]

Coronavirus Damages Iraqi Economy

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Coronavirus damages Iraqi economy with fall in tourism, oil prices As of March 23, Iraq had registered 266 novel coronavirus cases, with 23 deaths. Although Iraq is much better off than many […]

Despite Turmoil and Coronavirus, Iraqi Protests Continue

By Azhar Al-Rubaie, 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. Despite Political Turmoil and Coronavirus, Iraq's Protest Movement Continues With neighboring Iran one of the most severely affected areas of coronavirus, Iraqi authorities are also […]

Is another Economic Crisis looming in Iraq?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Is another economic crisis looming in Iraq, with dropping oil prices? Political and security crises in Iraq have been escalating, and the coronavirus outbreak has recently been added to […]

Iraq Extends Curfew to 11th April

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Thursday under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil, Thamir Ghadhban. It reviewed the impact of restrictions to contain covid-19, including curfews, on the health, financial and service sectors, and discussed measures to lessen the burden on Iraqis, receiving briefings from […]

US provides Aid to help Iraq fight Coronavirus

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US provides Aid to help Iraq fight Coronavirus The US Embassy in Baghdad announced today that is providing $670,000 to help Iraq fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. "Today's announcement shows the strength of the […]

Designated US Govt Employees leave US Embassy in Baghdad

Due to a combination of security conditions and restricted travel options as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the US State Department has ordered the departure of designated U.S. Government employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil. Visa services at both posts […]

Govt, Clerics Unite Against COVID-19

By Hassan Ali Ahmed 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 officials, clerics unite against COVID-19 As the number of coronavirus cases grows rapidly in Iraq, the Shiite religious establishment is offering to help the government, campaigning […]

Coronavirus forces partial US Troop Drawdown

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Coronavirus forces partial US troop drawdown in Iraq The US-led global coalition to defeat the Islamic State announced today that the coronavirus pandemic has forced "temporary adjustments" in the […]

AMAR COVID-19 Appeal

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the world. Governments of even the wealthiest countries are struggling to cope with the scale of the Pandemic. For Iraq this is nothing short of disaster. Iraq's health care system is in almost permanent crisis, constantly on the brink of collapse. Only days ago, its Health Minister, Jafar Allawi, was […]