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Al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran

By Dr Andrew L. Peek, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The immutable Muqtada al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran The June 12 decision by Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to renounce his electoral victory and collapse […]

KBR settles Iraq Fraud Lawsuit for $14m

By John Lee. US-based engineering company Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has agreed to a settlement of nearly $14 million to resolve allegations of fraud relating to its activities in Iraq. According to a statement from the US Department of Justice, the claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only and there has been no […]

Diebold Nixdorf deploys new ATMs in Iraq

Diebold Nixdorf has announced that Al Qurtas Islamic Bank is the first to deploy its DN Series ATMs in Iraq. The bank's ATMs will be monitored by Vynamic View software to detect and prevent downtime, optimize performance and reduce costs for the bank. Sara Ahmad, chief executive officer at Al Qurtas Islamic Bank, said: "We […]

Online Auction of furniture from US Embassy Baghdad

U.S. Embassy Baghdad announces an online auction from June 26 to July 03, 2022. This is a routine auction to dispose of excess used property; U.S. Embassies all around the world routinely hold these types of auctions to dispose property that is no longer needed by the U.S. Government.  The auction will be open to […]

The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of US-Kurdish Relations (Part II)

By Jennifer Gavito, Qubad Talabani, Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq In the second of three discussions marking the thirty-year anniversary […]

New US Ambassador presents credentials to Iraqi President

By John Lee. Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski has presented her credentials to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq to President Barham Salih and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein. She later met with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to discuss the U.S.-Iraq strategic partnership. Ambassador Romanowski thanked President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and Minister Fuad Hussein […]

China Wins Engineering Deal for Giant Iraqi Gas Plant

By John Lee. China Petroleum Engineering Procurement & Construction (CPECC) has reportedly won an engineering contract for a plant to process gas from the Gharraf (Garraf) and Nasiriyah fields. According to Upstream Online, the contract was awarded by lead contractor Baker Hughes. More here (subscription required) (Source: Upstream Online)

US disturbed by Iraqi Law Criminalizing Israel ties

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. US disturbed by Iraqi law criminalizing Israel ties The US State Department said the new Iraqi law promotes "an environment of antisemitism." Click here to read the full article. (Picture: Iraqi […]

Greenberg Traurig to continue support for KRG in US

By John Lee. Miami-based law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has continued its agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to, "advocate and explain KRG interests to U.S. policymakers and business leaders, and provide strategic counsel and analysis relating to U.S. political landscape." In a letter to Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the KRG's Representative in the […]

The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of US-Kurdish Relations

By Bilal Wahab, Amberin Zaman and Vance Serchuk, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq On the anniversary of the Kurdish region's first election, […]