Tag Archives | Haidar al Abadi

Lebanese Industry Minister visits Iraq

By John Lee. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi received in his office on Saturday the Lebanese Industry Minister Mr. Hussein Hajj Hassan and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting they discussed strengthening bilateral relations in the industrial field between the two countries and investment in Iraq and overcoming the obstacles facing Lebanese businessmen. Dr. Al-Abadi […]

Is Abadi Key to Resolving Kurdish Conflict?

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A weak and divided Baghdad has been unable to play an effective role in solving the various central administration-related crises in Iraq, such as the Iraqi Kurdistan crisis. The opposition is accusing Iraqi Kurdistan […]

Abadi's Decentralisation Initiative

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A series of protests in the streets of Iraq has been going on since July 15. The protestors demand the improvement of services and the elimination of administrative and financial corruption prevailing in the […]

US Combat Troops in Iraq?

By Robert Tollast. According to a report in Asharq al Awsat, later re-reported in Britain's Daily Mail and The Times of Israel, 160 US combat troops have been sent to the base of Al Assad in Anbar province. Al Assad is a vast military complex in dangerous, contested territory west of Ramadi, and according to reports, the troops […]

Qatar Announce Historic Iraq Embassy Opening

By Simon Kent.  Qatar's ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has announced the appointment of an Ambassador and the forthcoming opening of a Qatari embassy in Baghdad. It is a sign of thawing relations between the GCC nation and Iraq, which deteriorated after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. Relations did not significantly improve after 2003, […]

Justice Ministry Official Kidnapped in Baghdad

By Simon Kent. Various sources have reported Tuesday that acting deputy justice minister Abdel Karim Faris was kidnapped in northern Baghdad, by "black clad" assailants. One source Iraq Business News spoke with speculated that terrorists had taken advantage of PM Haidar al Abadi's recent decision to cut security staff for politicians, but in the absence of details we […]

Iraq's Road to Counterinsurgency

By Robert Tollast. The following opinions are the authors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Iraq Business News.  This article examines Iraq’s localised and national level attempts to foster pan sectarian cooperation against ISIL, looked at in the context of previous counterinsurgency campaigns fought by Britain and the US.  “Our fighting against […]

Ceyhan: Some Oil Cargoes Cancelled

By Simon Kent. Sources at Ceyhan have told Reuters that there is insufficient oil in the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) tanks at the port to fill planned cargoes. Both BP and Spain's Cepsa have cancelled shipments, and no oil has gone to SOMO storage for the past ten days. According to sources, this […]