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Children Disappear across Iraq

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Baghdad Operations Command announced the release of two kidnapped children from southern Baghdad on Aug. 20. The crime itself was no surprise, as the abduction of children has […]

Unaoil Claims it was Blackmailed

By John Lee. Monaco-based Unaoil , which has been accused of widespread bribery and corruption in the Iraqi oil industry, has issued a statement claiming that it has been the victim of an extortion attempt. The full statement from Unaoil follows: Unaoil can confirm it has been the victim of a four-month extortion attempt by […]

Iraqi Doctors Plagued by Threats, Extortion

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Doctors in Iraq are fleeing threats on their lives and extortion attempts, adding even more danger to a country battling the Islamic State (IS). In the news and on social media, pictures are surfacing […]

IS Extorted $11m per month in Nineveh

By John Lee. According to BasNews, the Iraqi parliamentary report into the fall of Mosul reveals that Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants were levying taxes at every level throughout Nineveh Province prior to the capture of Iraq’s second largest city in June last year. The IS group was generating up to $11 million every […]