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Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty

By Hamdi Malik, 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. Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty The international community needs to pay more attention to developments in Najaf, where Sistani-backed groups are […]

IS "takes Border Station" in Iraq's Western Desert

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Islamic State takes border station in Iraqi desert with 'drug smuggling wali' A recent incident along Iraq's western border and alleged connections between drug smuggling and Islamic State cells […]

Customs Officer Jailed for facilitating Smuggling

By John Lee. Iraq's Federal Court of Cassation has ratified the imprisonment of a former director of the Customs Center at Najaf Airport. According to the Commission on Integrity, the director took money to allow the smuggling of 400 boxes of medicine through the airport. (Source: Commission on Integrity)

Pope Francis, Ayatollah Sistani call for Unity

By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pope Francis, Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani call for unity in historic meeting For the first time in history, the pope has visited the Shiite holy city of Najaf and […]

Al-Kadhemi opens new Medical Center in Najaf

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has opened the new Al-Shifa Medical Center 13 at Al-Kindi Hospital in Najaf. The new facility is built on an area of two thousand square meters, with capacity of 120 beds, including 48 beds for intensive care. It has beds for dialysis and an integrated oxygen system, […]

Testing the Potential of Solar in Iraq

Characterized by long, hot and clear summers, Najaf, Iraq's holy city, seems like the ideal place to realize the potential for solar energy in Iraq. Which is why in 2016, Najaf was selected as one of three sites to pilot rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, testing their potential for application across the sunny nation. Energy […]

Al-Zurfi named Iraqi PM-Designate

By John Lee. Iraqi President Barham Salih has named former governor of Najaf, Adnan al Zurfi (pictured), as Prime Minister Designate, asking him to form a new government within 30 days. The 54-year-old is a member of the small Nasr parliamentary group, led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and was formerly a member of […]

Iranian Consulates torched in Najaf and Karbala

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Protesters have reportedly attempted to burn down the Iranian consulates in both of Iraq's holy cities, Najaf and Karbala, over the past month, with the consulate in Najaf torched twice […]

China Railway Company considers Karbala-Najaf Railway

By John Lee. The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity, a number of Governors, Advisors to the Prime Minister and a number of general managers visited the China Railway Company earlier this week. Among the projects discussed were the building of the Karbala-Najaf railway. The […]