Tag Archives | Khaled al Obeidi

Who will Replace Sacked Iraqi Defense Minister?

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Three lists of candidates have been proposed to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the position of minister of defense, held by a Sunni, to replace sacked Minister Khaled al-Obeidi. […]

Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi Removed

By Simon Kent. Iraq's embattled Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi (pictured) a Sunni from Mosul, has been voted out of his position following a no confidence motion in parliament. The vote comes after mounting pressure on the Minister, following accusations that he was responsible for over billing scandals and favored defense contracts for friends and political allies. […]

Iran, Iraq Defence Ministries Sign Cooperation Agreement

By John Lee. A recent announcement from the Iraqi government has stated that Baghdad and Tehran are continuing to negotiate additional plans for military aid and the reformation of a national army. Defense ministers from both nations have already signed a memorandum of understanding regarding this issue, following a visit from Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi to […]

Jordan to Train Iraqi Troops

By John Lee. Jordan has long been host to the training of Iraqi forces following the 2003 war, and US led training of Iraqi Special Forces continued there even after the US withdrawal from Iraq in December 2011. Until now however, the Hashemite Kingdom has not directly trained Iraqi infantry. This is about to change […]