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Kurdish Integrity Commission: 21 Cases Under Review

By Simon Kent. According to Judge Sedqi Salimkhan, the Integrity Commission of the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) is reviewing 21 corruption cases including an official from the Sulaimani Immigration Department who has been accused of spending funds intended for internally displaced people (refugees.) The anti-corruption initiative is part of a wave of reforms that Kurdish President […]

IS Sells Properties Left by Kurds in Mosul

By John Lee. BasNews reports that the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) is allegedly attempting to put residential buildings taken from civilians in Mosul on sale. A source told the news agency that IS confiscated “more than 126” (sic) houses left by Kurds and Christians in Mosul, and is now selling the houses […]

Kurdish Regional Government Fights Reform Battle

By Simon Kent. The Kurdish Regional Government has announced a plan to implement a series of economic reforms in the face of a growing recession. Currently, the region has debt of up to $18 billion, a crisis made far worse by expenditures in the war against ISIS, the collapse in oil prices and a bloated […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Brewing Crisis

By Mahmut Bozarslan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Demonstrations turned violent earlier this month as thousands of people protested the dire economic situation in Iraqi Kurdistan, with many demanding that Massoud Barzani (pictured) step down as regional president. Developments that brought the […]

The Long, Troubled History of KRI’s Presidency

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. Making It Up As They Go Along: The Long, Troubled History of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Presidency The Iraqi Kurdish President’s term expired yesterday. And the political actors in the semi-autonomous, northern […]

The Kurdish Presidency Problem

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. With A Little Help From Your Friends: US, Iran and Turkey All Getting Involved in Kurdish Presidency Problem The current Iraqi Kurdish presidency officially ended yesterday. Massoud Barzani, who heads […]

Squire Patton Boggs no longer acting for KRG

By John Lee. Washington DC-based lobbying and legal services firm Squire Patton Boggs has reported that it is no longer acting for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). In a statement made pursuant to the US’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the company also confirmed that it had performed no reportable activity on behalf of the […]

Fate of Kurdish Presidency Divides Kurds

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fate of Kurdish Presidency Divides Iraqi Kurds As the tenure of Iraqi Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani (pictured) is coming to an end soon, the question of transfer of power has […]

Kurds Struggle to Avoid Regional Conflicts

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As a coalition of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia targets Shiite Houthi forces and their allies in Yemen, Iraqi Kurds are watching with concern and caution, wondering how […]

KRG Begins Government Formation

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. After around 176 days of a political impasse over power sharing, Iraqi Kurdistan announced that it had started to form its new regional government. Rather significantly, the opposition Change movement […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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