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Syria, Iraqi discuss Increasing Trade

By John Lee. Iraq and Syria have discussed a possible increase in trade between the two countries. Syria's state-controlled news agency SANA reports that Syrian Economy and Foreign Trade Minister, Dr. Mohammad Samer al-Khalil, met with the Chargé d'Affairs at the Iraqi Embassy in Damascus, Yassin Sharif al-Hujaimi, and discussed the facilitation of border crossings […]

US gives $19m to Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a timely and generous contribution of US$19.24 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA). The funding will help provide life-saving assistance to 181,000 displaced Iraqis and 72,000 Syrian refugees in the form of cash transfers that support their immediate food needs. The U.S. […]

How Taliban is Impacting Iran's policies in Iraq, Syria

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How the Taliban takeover is impacting Iran's policies in Iraq, Syria Beyond Afghanistan's geopolitical importance as Iran's immediate neighbor, what affects Tehran's calculations about the Taliban's rise are the implications it may have […]

The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq

By Bahrooz Jaafar, for the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) at Bar-Ilan University. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq Thanks to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq is one of the richest countries […]

Water Crisis puts 12 million at Risk in Iraq and Syria

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water crisis puts 12 million at risk in Syria, Iraq, aid groups say Higher temperatures, drought and record low rainfall levels are depriving millions of people of drinking and agricultural water. […]

Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq Border crossings and cross-border connections have become essential components in the growing regional contest for influence in Iraq. Click […]

Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A New Partnership?

By Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan: A new partnership 30 years in the making? In April, the news that Iraq was mediating between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran captivated […]

New Russian Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. On 25 May 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein received a copy of the credentials of H.E. Mr. Elbrus Kutrashev, the Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Baghdad. The two sides held talks on ways to improve bilateral relations between the two countries, and the importance of enhancing cooperation opportunities […]

Iraqi, Syrian Oil Ministers discuss Gas Imports

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi, Syrian oil ministers discuss gas imports The Iraqi and Syrian oil ministers talked about the possibility of transporting Egyptian gas to Iraq through Syria during a meeting in Baghdad. Click here to […]

Kataib Hezbollah "controls access points to key Iraqi Border City"

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. Kataib Hezbollah controls access points to key Iraqi border city Iran-linked armed groups have over the past year tightened and consolidated their grip on a key border area between […]

Baghdad's Row with Ankara could Benefit Each Side

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad's row with Ankara could benefit each side Turkey's drive to establish a "security corridor" against Kurdish groups along its southern borders - all the way from Afrin in northwestern Syria to the Qandil […]

IS Group seeks comeback under cover of Coronavirus

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Islamic State seeks comeback under cover of coronavirus The Islamic State (IS) is seeking to take advantage of Iraq's preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic and the global coalition's suspension there of […]