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Talabani Family Feud at Center of PUK Power Struggle

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. Talabani family feud at center of power struggle in Iraqi Kurdistan party The apparent takeover of the Iraqi Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party by Bafel Talabani is more family […]

Al-Maliki (Finally) Offered New Term as Prime Minister

We have just received news that Iraq's newly-appointed President, Jalal Talabani, has formally asked Nouri al-Maliki to accept the position of Prime Minister and form the next government. Following his appointment today (Thursday), al-Maliki will have 30 days in which to choose a cabinet. Maliki has reportedly asked Iraqi's to “turn over a new page, […]

Good News For Foreign Investors in Iraq

Iraq's newly-appointed President, Jalal Talabani (pictured), is apparently using his full allowance of 15 days to formally appoint a new Prime Minister, thus allowing the haggling over the details to continue. And while Nouri al-Maliki remains the 'agreed' candidate, we should never under-estimate the Iraqi parliament's ability to throw us a last-minute surprise. If al-Maliki […]

Talabani Stresses Economic Relations with Egypt

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani called for an  expansion of economic relations with Egypt, and using the experience of Egyptian firms in the rebuilding process of Iraq. “It is important to have a strategic alliance with Egypt within all fields,” an Iraqi presidential release quoted Talabani. He noted that the rebuilding of Iraq is a key-issue […]