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Iraq Parliament warns of “Collapse” of Iraqi Dinar

By John Lee. Iraq’s Parliamentary Finance Committee has reportedly warned the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) of a possible collapse in the value of the Iraqi dinar (IQD) against the US dollar. Committee member Muhammad Al-Shabki told Shafaq News Agency that there are fears of the collapse of the Iraqi currency “in the coming period”… Read More

Iran’s Iraq Policy “Unlikely to Change” under Raisi

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. Iran’s Iraq policy unlikely to change under Raisi Despite his hardline credentials, Iran’s foreign policy is likely to remain unified under the new president, Ebrahim Raisi. Click here to read the… Read More

Investment: Iraqi Cabinet Approves New City near Baghdad Airport

By John Lee. At their regular Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Iraq’s Council of Ministers approved the establishment of a new city around Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). The new city will be called Rafael, and it will cover 10,600 acres. The cabinet added that, “it will be available for investment opportunities, provided that the land owners… Read More

UN, US supporting Land Rights of Minority Groups

UN-Habitat Executive Director meets with the US Ambassador to Iraq to discuss on-going partnership to support the land rights of minority groups UN-Habitat‘s Executive Director (ED), Mrs. Maimunah Sharif, met with Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller, the United States’ Ambassador to Iraq, and thanked the US Government for its longstanding partnership and continued trust in UN-Habitat’s… Read More

New MoU a New Step towards Gender Equality in Iraq

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has today been signed between the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ (GSCOM) Women Empowerment Directorate and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to advance gender equality, women empowerment, and social cohesion in Iraq. Building upon existing structures and ongoing gender mainstreaming efforts, the new partnership will strengthen… Read More

UK, Iraq sign Strategic Partnership

By John Lee. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has met with Prime Minister Kadhimi, President Salih, Foreign Minister Hussein and other high-ranking officials in the Iraqi Government. Foreign Secretary Raab reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to Iraq through signing the UK and Iraq’s Strategic Partnership. He met commanders from the Global Coalition against Daesh in which… Read More

Iraq to Distribute Plots of Land to Citizens

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has said the Iraqi Government is working on a national project to distribute plots of land to citizens. In a statement following Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, al-Kadhimi added: “In order to prevent any manipulation, and for the sake of justice in the distribution of entitlement, there will be an… Read More

Addressing Iraq’s Human Capital Crisis

Iraq Human Development Public Expenditure Review: Addressing the Human Capital Crisis – A Public Expenditure Review for Human Development Sectors in Iraq Iraq is facing a human capital crisis despite having been one of the early investors in health and education in the MENA region. The World Bank‘s Human Capital Index shows that a child… Read More

HRW: Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures Recent camp closures have stripped thousands of displaced people of essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic, with inadequate government plans for their return home, Human Rights… Read More