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The Foundations of Thi Qar

By Robert Tollast, Iraq analyst with The Brecon Group. Standing on the Ziggurat, an impressive religious temple from the Sumerian period which was largely restored in the 1980s, you can still see solidified tar seeping out from the several thousand year old brickwork. In fact “qar” in the province’s name refers to tar that was […]

AM General Wins $16m Iraq Deal

By John Lee. AM General has been awarded a $16,569,379 modification to foreign military sales contract W56HZV-15-C-0061 for 150 M1152 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) and contractor spare parts for the government of Iraq. The work will be performed in Mishawaka, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2015. (Source: US Dept […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 28th May 2015). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at ID1,327 (+5.5%)/ $1,295 (+3.6%) (weekly change) (-4.7% and -12.6% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded shares […]

Japan to Finance Electricity, Sewerage Projects

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese charge d’affaires in Iraq to finance two development projects using loans from Japan. The first involves a loan of $450 million (525 billion Iraqi dinars) for reconstruction in the electricity sector, while the second is to finance the reconstruction […]

AMAR Ramadan Food Box Appeal

Ramadan is almost here and we need your help! Support a displaced Iraqi family in Baghdad and Najaf this Ramadan by providing a food box for just £35. It’s simple…you donate, they get a box packed full of essential food and sanitary items lasting two weeks. No donation is too small. Please donate today! Please […]

Karbala Locals Plan Ahead for Serious Drought

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Cruel, Cruel Summer? In Karbala, Iraq, Locals Plan Ahead for Serious Drought The district of Husseiniya, north-east of the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, used to look more like […]

Reassessing Consequences of Occupation in Iraq

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Evidence of the two occupations that Iraq has experienced — the British occupation at the end of 1914 and the US invasion in 2003 — can still be found in the country’s cemeteries and […]

Urgent Funding Needed for Health Care Projects

If urgently needed funds are not secured by the end of June 2015, more than 84% of health care projects serving populations in need in Iraq will be forced to close. If this happens, more than 3 million refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities will not have access to the treatment and care that […]

Bremer: We did a Good Job in Iraq

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. CNN’s Hala Gorani speaks to Paul Bremer, former U.S. administrator in Iraq, about what he’d recommend President Obama do about ISIS’ gains in Iraq:

Video: Iraq Enlists more Sunni Fighters

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Earlier this week Iraq enlisted more Sunni fighters to join the battle against ISIL in the Sunni-dominated Anbar province. But despite this, many Sunnis are still suspicious and angry and say the government […]

Anti-ISIS Musicians give Cause for Hope

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Activism Rising in Baghdad: Anti-ISIS Musicians, Bloggers and Volunteer Builders give Iraqis Cause for Hope It’s becoming something of a habit for Karim Wasfi, cellist and conductor with the Iraqi […]

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Thanks to Extremism, Iraqis Revive Ancient Religion

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The One, True Kurdish Prophet? Thanks to ISIS’ Extremism, Iraqis Revive Ancient Religion One of the smallest and oldest religions in the world is experiencing a revival in the semi-autonomous […]