Tag Archives | Green Zone

Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone

By Michael Knights, 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. Removing All Militias From Baghdad's International Zone Iran-backed PMF units shot first in the latest showdown, so they should hardly be the ones left in […]

US Firm to install Security System for Baghdad Int'l Zone

By John Lee. Dari Concepts LLC, Newark, Delaware, has been awarded a $10,026,228 firm-fixed-price contract for labor, materials and supplies to acquire, deliver and install security systems along the perimeter of the International Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. Bids were solicited via the internet with eight received. Work will be performed in Baghdad, Iraq, with an […]

Baghdad Green Zone to Open around the Clock

By John Lee. Baghdad’s International Zone (Green Zone) is to be opened to traffic around the clock from tonight (Tuesday). Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi told a news conference on Monday evening that the move showed that the government is convinced the security situation in Baghdad is improved. The high-security zone is home to the Iraqi […]

Will Iraqis get Green Light to enter Green Zone?

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. Will Iraqis get green light to enter restricted Green Zone? While new Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has promised to open Baghdad's fortified Green Zone to the public and to […]

Iraqis Offer Turkish Firms $200m Project in Baghdad

By John Lee. Following a visit by the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım (pictured) to Iraq last week, an Iraqi business delegation has come to Turkey and proposed a $200-million construction project in Baghdad to Turkish businessmen. Tevfik Öz, a member of the board of the Turkish-Iraqi Business Council, told Daily Sabah that the Iraqi […]

Journalists Targeted by Security Forces during Protests

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. Iraqi Journalists Targeted By Security Forces During Green Zone Protests Last Friday demonstrators broke into Baghdad’s Green Zone a second time. Security forces were waiting for them - and the […]

New Green Zone Protest, Fatalities Reported

By Simon Kent. A new wave of protesters have entered Iraq's parliament, forcing Iraqi security forces to escalate force with tear gas, rubber bullets and according to reports, live ammunition. Four protesters are reported dead, with estimates putting injured at over 50. Pictures on social media showed a man who appeared to have a serious […]

Video: Protesters Storm Iraqi Parliament

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and stormed the parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers:

Passenger Cars Allowed to Transit Green Zone

Security Message to U.S. Citizens The Iraqi government has announced that beginning October 1, 2015, passenger cars will be allowed to transit the International Zone (IZ) in Baghdad from north to south via the 14 July Expressway and a new entry control point will be put in place at the northern end of this expressway. […]

Abadi to Open Green Zone to Public

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (pictured) has ordered security forces to prepare to open Baghdad's Green Zone to the public. The heavily fortified area, a virtual 'city within a city', is home to many embassies, including that of the United States. Al-Abadi has also ordered officials to re-open streets in other cities that […]

Weekly Security Update for 30th May 2012

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last week. At least 43 people were killed and 125 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 43 bomb attacks left 24 people dead and 106 injured. There were no suicide bombings recorded although a number of militants were killed whilst handling explosive devices that detonated prematurely. A […]

Weekly Security Update for 1st December 2011

As the US military withdrawal continues, levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week. Incidents were concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk, while the southern city of Basrah also saw a bomb attack the day before an international oil and gas conference opened in the city. Otherwise there has been a countrywide rise […]