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Palestinians in Iraq protest to have Rights Restored

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Palestinians in Iraq protesting to have their rights restored Palestinians living in Iraq have taken to Tahrir Square in Baghdad alongside Iraqi demonstrators to fight for their rights as refugees. The United Nations […]

Palestine asks to Import Fuel from Iraq

By John Lee. The Palestinian Authority has reportedly filed a formal request to Israel to allow the import of fuel from Iraq. Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, told Israel’s Haaretz newspaper that although the request was made four months ago, Israel has yet to respond. He said: “Fuel is our biggest expense ... The cheaper […]

Palestine considers Importing Fuel from Iraq

By Huda Baroud for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh visited Iraq July 15 to discuss importing Iraqi fuel. This falls within the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s quest for gradual economic disengagement from Israel. Shtayyeh […]

Iraqi Sentiment may be Softening toward Israel

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi Citizens' Sentiment may be Softening toward Israel Some Iraqis are calling for closer relations with Israel, feeling a common bond of past persecution and a desire for […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]

Iraq Contributes $28m to Palestinian Authority

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly donated $28 million to the Arab League (pictured) as part of its contribution to support the Palestinian Authority. According to Maan News Agency, Iraq's representative to the Arab League, Diya al-Dabbas, said that the payment highlights Iraq's commitment to the Palestinian cause. (Source: Maan News Agency)

Why Islamic State has No Sympathy for Hamas

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Most of today's Salafist jihadist movements have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for the time being regarding it as irrelevant. Instead, their call is to engage in intense, bloody confrontations involving bombings, executions, and […]

Jordanian/Palestinian Business Delegation to Visit Erbil

AKnews reports that a joint business delegation from Jordan and Palestine will arrive in Iraqi Kurdistan Region this week for a business conference. Dara Jalil Khayyat, head of the Kurdistan Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said fifteen businessmen from Jordan and two from Palestine will arrive on Tuesday, and will hold an economic […]

Palestinian Authority Opens Consulate in Kurdistan

This week the Palestinian Authority became the 22nd country to establish a diplomatic representation in the Kurdistan Region. The Consulate General will be headed by Ambassador Nazmi Hazouri, and will join the other countries that have already established a strong presence in the region with Consulate Generals. Ambassador Hazouri, who arrived in the region in […]