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Video: Coronavirus Threatens Herders in Iraq's Marshes

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting a community in Iraq's historic marshes. For years, people there have relied on the wetlands for herding water buffaloes. But the pandemic is now threatening their livelihood. Al […]

Video: Doctors Warn of Surge in COVID-19 Cases

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is seeing an unprecedented rise in the number of coronavirus infections as doctors warn the healthcare system is close to collapse. Ten days after the government decided to partly ease the curfew […]

Iraq's Traditional Crafts at Risk of Vanishing

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Some of Iraq's most traditional craft works are at risk of vanishing, as a nationwide financial crisis hits home-grown industries. The government hopes prioritising the development of its private sector will help its […]

Video: Anger as Iraq announces Pension Cuts

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is facing its worst economic crisis since 2003, worsened by the global drop in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government led by has proposed austerity measures, including capping the […]

World Bank's Neman: 'Critical Time' as Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After months of anti-government protests and political uncertainty, Iraq is now grappling with its worst fiscal crisis in decades. The country's economy and state budget are heavily reliant on oil income, and have […]

Video: What next for US Troops in Iraq?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The future for more than 5,000 US soldiers in Iraq is about to become clearer. Since joining the fight against ISIL in 2014, Washington has provided about $5bn in military aid to Baghdad. […]

Corruption Hindering Iraq's Agriculture Sector

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With a fall in oil prices, countries like Iraq are looking to diversify their economy. But corruption is making that difficult. Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn has this exclusive report on the challenges facing […]

Iraq's Economy: Spotlight on Oil and Gas

On April 20, 2020, IRIS held a webinar entitled Iraq's Economy: Spotlight on Oil and Gas. The discussion focused on Iraq's economy amidst falling oil prices and additional pressures from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers included IRIS Senior Fellow and AFC Iraq Fund Chief Investment Officer Ahmed Tabaqchali, Iraq Correspondent for Associated Press (AP) Samya Kullab, […]

Video: Volunteers step up efforts to Feed the Poor

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Poverty is on the rise in Iraq as more cases of COVID-19 are reported. Daily wage earners are being forced to stay at home because of the lockdown there. Volunteers are helping some […]

Video: NASA Astronaut supports Children of Iraq

Iraqi-American NASA Astronaut, Jessica Meir, has sent an empowering message of support to kids on the Hope Buses in Baghdad, all the way from the International Space Station! In light of the current global crisis, this message reminds us that our family is so important and also bigger than we think; it's a time where […]

Video: Healthcare System challenged by Coronavirus

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has seen a relatively low number of infections compared to its neighbour, Iran, the regional hotspot of the pandemic. Iraq has reported 547 confirmed cases and 42 deaths. But there is growing […]

Video: Pilgrimage Continues despite Coronavirus

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has so far registered 214 coronavirus cases and 17 deaths. To prevent further spread of the virus, the government imposed a weeklong curfew in Baghdad and other cities and cancelled all domestic […]