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Baghdad hosts Conference on Recovery of Looted Funds

By John Lee. An international conference on the recovery of looted funds has just concluded in Baghdad. The conference was organised by Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, and was attended by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi; the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit; ministers, judges and other officials. Praising the efforts of anti-corruption bodies, the… Read More

Agreement to Support Women in Qadisiyah

UNFPA and Qadisiyah Governorate signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday to scale up the support to girls and women in the governorate. The agreement signed by Dr Rita Columbia, UNFPA Representative, and Mr Zuhair Ali Al-Shaalan, the Governor of Qadisiyah will ensure that women and girls have access to protection and proper services to respond… Read More

Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty

By Hamdi Malik, 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. Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty The international community needs to pay more attention to developments in Najaf, where Sistani-backed groups are… Read More

Prime Minister Kadhimi meets with Iranian President

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. Iraq’s Kadhimi meets with Iranian president In meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi acknowledged “deep relations” between the two countries. Click here to read the full… Read More

Iraqi PM visits Iran, Aims to Expand Trade

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited Tehran on Sunday and met with Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi. According to media sources, Kadhimi is the first first foreign leader to meet the new Iranian leader. He also met the Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, and the First Vice President of… Read More

Iraqi Govt “Thwarted Cyber Plot to Rig Elections”

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi government says it thwarted cyber plot to rig elections Iraqi authorities succeeded in uncovering plans by cyber hackers to rig the elections, which may end up persuading Iraqi… Read More

Iraq’s Latest Corruption Convictions …

By John Lee. Iraqi courts have recently sentenced several people regarding corruption in office: The Central Criminal Court has issued two judgments six years in prison against Bahaa Alaa Abd and Ali Saleh Hadi, due to the offense of interference of the first person to appoint the second in the position of Director General of… Read More

Iraq may Buy Drones from Turkey

By John Lee. Iraq is said to be interested in buying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), attack helicopters and military hardware from Turkey. Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun is quoted as saying that Iraq has already reached agreement with Turkey to purchase Bayraktar TB2 drones, made by Turkey’s Baykar Defence. According to Breaking Defense, any decision… Read More

Al-Sadr Reverses Decision to stay Out of Iraqi Elections

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Muqtada al-Sadr reverses decision to stay out of Iraqi elections After his withdrawal from October elections due to public anger against the ministers of health and electricity –… Read More

Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership

Final statement of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership On August 28, Baghdad hosted the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, at the level of leaders and presidents to support Iraq and discuss challenges, common issues and future prospects. The participants expressed their thanks and appreciation for the efforts of the Republic of Iraq… Read More