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Govt Settles in First Lawsuit on Trump Muslim Ban

From the American Civil Liberties Union. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Trump administration today settled with the plaintiffs in the first legal challenge to the president’s original executive order, which sought to bar travelers from certain majority Muslim countries from entering […]

Al-Abadi to visit White House this month

By John Lee. The White House has said US President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington later this month. AFP describes the visit as a "fence-mending meeting", following the tensions between Washington and Baghdad since Trump introduced a ban on Iraqis visiting the United States; Iraqis were subsequently excluded from […]

US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

Trump's new Immigration Order "won't include" Iraq

By John Lee. Various reports have suggested that President Donald Trump’s new executive order on travel and immigration won’t include a blanket ban on citizens from Iraq. Sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that officials within the State Department expressed direct concerns to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that keeping Iraq on the […]

PMUs Threaten to Target Americans in Response to Travel Ban

By Hassan al-Shanoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Armed Iraqi factions threaten to target Americans in response to travel ban US President Donald Trump's Jan. 27 executive order to ban nationals of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries […]