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Maliki to Visit White House

By John Lee. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on 1st November. The White House said the talks would focus on a US-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) that governs relations between the country following the final US troop withdrawal in 2011. A White House statement said […]

Maliki: Terrorism 'Directly Related' to Syria

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. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in an exclusive written interview with Al-Monitor, said that Iraq supports a “transitional government that will manage affairs until elections are held and a constitution is […]

Maliki Appeals to Dutch Companies

By John Lee. Premier Nouri al-Maliki received the Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmerman this week and called for Dutch companies to enter the Iraqi markets, pointing that Iraq has an agreement with the European Union. Minister Timmerman said his country is looking for opportunities either in work or investments, and said his country wants to […]

Maliki to Run for Third Term

By Ali Abdel Sadah for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Aug. 26, 2013, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq announced that it had overturned a previous law, passed by parliament, that limits the president, prime minister and parliament speaker to two terms […]

Eni's Scaroni Meeting with al-Maliki

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni (pictured) met on Monday in Baghdad to discuss Eni’s activities in the country. During the meeting, Mr Scaroni along with Claudio Descalzi, COO of Eni E&P, updated the Prime Minister on the development activities at the Zubair oil field and discussed the […]

India-Iraq Friendship to be of "Equity Partners"

India is looking forward to further strengthening its relations with Iraq as an "equity partner" in areas like oil exploration and petrochemicals, the country's President, Pranab Mukherjee, said on Friday. Speaking during the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the President added: "Iraq has become India's second largest crude oil supplier. This is a […]

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Anti-Maliki Forces Reach Another Milestone

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Video: Maliki Makes Rare Visit to Kurdistan

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's prime minister has made a rare visit to the country's self-ruled northern Kurdish region in an attempt to mend ties between the Kurds and the central government in Baghdad. Nouri al-Maliki on […]

Video: Maliki Vows Action Against Extremists

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq civil war fears: PM Maliki vows action against extremists as sectarian violence spirals. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has vowed to confront sectarian militants following a recent spate of car bombings […]

Maliki Prioritises Health Care

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Last week, despite the major political crises that have been ongoing for several months now due to protests against his policies by his opponents, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seemed to […]

Video: Maliki Reshuffles Security Chiefs

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's prime minister has ordered a reshuffle of his senior security commanders, including those in charge of the capital Baghdad. A major escalation in sectarian violence has pushed the government deeper into a […]

Maliki Insists some Fake Bomb Detectors Work

The Iraqi Prime Minister reportedly insisted on Monday that some of the fake bomb detectors Iraq bought are actually functional, despite overwhelming evidence that none of them work. According to AFP, Nouri al-Maliki told reporters: "The best device in the world does not detect (explosives) more than 60 percent (of the time)... and results we […]