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Iraq tries to persuade Lukoil to stay at West Qurna

By John Lee. Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar has reportedly told reporters that Iraq hopes LUKoil will keep its stake in the West Qurna-2 oil field. Russian news agency TASS quotes the Minister as saying that Iraq is “negotiating improvement of conditions” for the project. In  July, Lukoil Chief Executive Vagit Alekperov was quoted as saying… Read More

Site Selected for New Iraqi Sports City

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has selected a site in Bismaya to build the new Sports City, which was gifted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 2019. Iraq’s Ministry of Youth and Sports will supervise the Sports City project in coordination with the Saudi side through the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, which was… Read More

Sunni ‘Awakening’ a Big Story from Iraq’s Elections

By Andrew Parasiliti, Elizabeth Hagedorn and Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sunni ‘awakening’ is a big story from Iraq’s elections Thirteen years after the United States deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, an Arab Sunni, Iraq’s… Read More

Sadr, Independents Win under Iraq’s New Election Law

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sadr and independents biggest winners under Iraq’s new election law The new election law was beneficial for large political blocs and independents, but it also harmed a number of… Read More

Video: Iraqi Opposition Rejects Election Results

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Opposition in southern Iraq rejects election results The Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has claimed victory in Iraq’s election, but some of the main political parties have rejected the results. Al Jazeera‘s Mahmoud… Read More

Iraq’s next Parliament will include Record Number of Women

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s next Parliament will include Record Number of Women As the results from Iraq’s Oct. 10 parliamentary elections trickle in, it is becoming clear that women candidates have excelled. The next 329-member Iraqi… Read More

Iraq Elections: Sadrists Gain at expense of Pro-Iran Fatah Alliance

By John Lee. Some key points from Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Iraq: Preliminary results show the political party of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr winning the largest share of the vote, giving it an estimated 73 seats in the 329-member parliament, up from 54 seats in 2018; The Sadrist Movement promises a nationalist government, free from… Read More

Iraq “seeks to attach strings to Arms Purchases from Turkey”

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq seeks to attach strings to arms purchases from Turkey Talks on the sale of Turkish armed drones and combat helicopters to Iraq have hit snags amid Iraqi efforts to extract… Read More

Iraq Market Review: “A Ho Hum Month”

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, ended an unremarkable month down 3.3%, but up 22.7% for the year. The last 30 days… Read More