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Felgenhauer to chair Iraqi Children Foundation

By John Lee. Grant Felgenhauer (pictured), Managing Partner at Euphrates Advisors, has been appointed to succeed Mohammed Khudairi as Chairman of the Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF). On taking up his new role, Felgenhauer reiterated ICF’s mission to intervene with compassion and hope in the lives of children who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation…. Read More

Embezzlement Alleged at Amarah’s Entertainment City

By John Lee. A court in Amarah has issued a warrant for the arrest of an ex-director of the Entertainment City. According to a statement from the Supreme Judicial Council, the former director is accused of embezzling “a huge amount from collection during his job“. (Source: Supreme Judicial Council)

Fourth Oil Exec Jailed for Iraq Bribery

Paul Bond has today been sentenced to three and half years’ imprisonment for conspiring with others to bribe Iraqi public officials to secure lucrative oil contracts in post-occupation Iraq. Earlier this week, Bond, a former senior sales manager at SBM Offshore (SBM), was found guilty on two counts of conspiracy to give corrupt payments following… Read More

Networks of Power: Popular Mobilization Forces and the State in Iraq

By Dr Renad Mansour for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Networks of Power — The Popular Mobilization Forces and the state in Iraq The PMF and its connection to the state continues to… Read More

ICSID Denies Agility’s $380m Claim against Korek

Kuwaiti-based logistics provider Agility has said foreign investors “should think carefully about the perils of investing” in Iraq, following a ruling by an international arbitration panel to deny its claims that Iraqi officials expropriated $380 million invested by Agility in an Iraqi telecom company. The ruling, by a panel constituted by the International Centre for… Read More

UNDP launches E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Police

Iraq’s Ministry of Interior and UNDP launch E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Local Police The Iraqi Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq have launched an E-Learning Platform for the Iraqi local police to improve opportunities for training, career development, and specialised education. The Platform offers easy access and enrolment to… Read More

Fmr Iraqi Minister Jailed for Corruption

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former Iraqi minister sentenced to two years in prison for corruption A Baghdad court on Sunday sentenced a former Iraqi minister and a general manager from the same ministry each to two years in… Read More

NATO Mission to Iraq to Increase 8-Fold

By John Lee. NATO defence ministers concluded their second day of meetings via secure teleconference on Thursday. They discussed NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Both missions are key contributions to the fight against international terrorism. On Iraq, Ministers agreed to expand the scope of the NATO mission, following Iraq’s request, in order to support… Read More

UN pushes Economic Diversification, Private Sector

Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert | Tuesday, 16 February 2021 (As Delivered): Madam President,Distinguished members of the Security Council, Allow me to begin by again condemning last night’s deadly rocket attack on Erbil. Such reckless attempts to inflame tensions pose grave threats to Iraq’s stability. Close collaboration between Baghdad and Erbil,… Read More

Iraqi Kurdish Court Sentences Journalists to Jail

In response to [Tuesday’s] sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish freelance journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari to six years each in jail, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has issued the following statement: “Today’s sentencing of journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari is not only unfair and disproportionate, but it also proves that the… Read More