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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 […]

More Iraqi Companies Sanctioned by US

US Treasury Designates Vast Network of IRGC-QF Officials and Front Companies in Iraq, Iran The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 20 Iran- and Iraq-based front companies, senior officials, and business associates that provide support to or act for or on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods […]

Will Iraq become Syria 2.0?

By Daniel V. Speckhard, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As a purveyor of violence, death, and destruction, few outside Iran will mourn the death of Iranian Quds Force leader General Qasem Soleimani. But the issue of […]

Oil Trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals At the Halifax Security Forum, an annual event attended by high-powered government officials, business titans and assorted other movers and shakers […]

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq: Minister Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said his ministry plans to connect the country’s national grid to Syria through Iraq as Tehran and Damascus signed a preliminary agreement in this regard. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

UNHCR Expanding Response in Northern Iraq

By John Lee. UNHCR expanding response in northern Iraq amid continuing Syrian refugee influx More than 12,000 Syrian refugees have sought shelter in neighbouring Iraq since the latest influx began a fortnight ago, according to teams from UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. The refugee population at recently opened Bardarash camp has exceeded 11,000 people and […]

Iraq opens 2nd Camp for Syrian Kurd Refugees

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The United Nations opens a new section of a camp for the displaced in Iraqi Kurdistan to host refugees fleeing Turkish troops in northeast Syria. The offensive has killed dozens of civilians, mainly on […]

Iraq-Syria Highway an Opportunity for Tehran

By Caroline Rose, for the Atlantic Council. A highway linking Iraq and Syria becomes an opportunity for Tehran The Assad regime has found a cooperative partner in the Iraqi government, opening the al-Boukamal-al-Qaim highway. The crossing empowers the Assad regime's politico-economic recovery and enables Iranian influence through Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Iraq and […]