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Iraqi Economy ‘Riddled with Corruption’

The former government had handed the new administration empty coffers, leaving them with only $300 million in Iraq’s treasury. Iraq’s budget depends on oil, but there are many other non-oil resources that can be included to budget such as taxation, utilities, customs, export, etc. Therefore, the salary crisis can be addressed if the government is… Read More

Netherlands to send New Troops to Iraq

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. The Netherlands to send new troops to Iraq as coalition shifts to advisory role The Netherlands is preparing to bolster its mission in Iraq by sending up to 150 additional troops to Iraqi… Read More

Allegations of Bribery at Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

By John Lee. A group of Libyan human rights organizations has said it is “deeply disturbed by reports of financial bribes offered for the purpose of obtaining political gain that purportedly took place during the sessions of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum held in Tunis this month“. The group, which includes Lawyers for Justice in… Read More

HRW: Scrap Bill to Restrict Free Speech

Iraqi lawmakers are considering a draft law on information technology crimes that could be used to stifle free expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week. It says the bill includes vague provisions that will allow Iraqi authorities to harshly punish expression they decide constitutes a threat to governmental, social, or religious interests. More here…. Read More

Tripoli to get 10 New Airbus Helicopters

By John Lee. Libya’s Tripoli-based Minister of the Interior, Fathi Bashagha, has said that the Ministry will soon receive 10 helicopters from France’s Airbus. In an annoucement on Twitter, the Minister said the helicopters will be used in fighting organised crime, terrorist groups and human trafficking. They will also be used in search and rescue… Read More

Biden and Iraq: A Chance to Address Past Mistakes

By Nabeel Khoury for The Arab Center Washington DC. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Biden and Iraq: A Chance to Address Past Mistakes A Biden administration is likely to change a few policies in the Middle East while keeping others… Read More

PFG stops Attackers storming NOC HQ

By John Lee. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that its headquarters in Tripoli came under attack on Monday afternoon. The NOC praised the actions of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), which successfully prevented the armed group from gaining access to the building. (Source: NOC)

Turkey Halts Search of Ship off Libyan Coast

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly stopped an inspection by German forces of a suspicious vessel off the Libyan coast on Sunday. According to Politico, the German naval vessel “Hamburg” (pictured), which is in the Mediterranean as part of the EU’s Operation Irini to enforce the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, stopped the Turkish vessel… Read More

Successful IBBC Conference in Dubai

IBBC’s 5th Annual Iraq Conference in Dubai – Opportunity in Adversity The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) was much praised at its conference on Thursday for pioneering in COVID-19 times by bringing together senior officials from Iraq, the UAE and the UK, prominent international and Iraqi businessmen, bankers and professional advisers as speakers and over… Read More

Will Biden chart new course for US Policy 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. When Donald Trump became US president, Iraq was on the verge of defeating ISIS and heading towards stabilisation – as he leaves office,… Read More