Feb 24th 2021
IMF says Iraq seeking emergency loans after oil price plunge
Iraqi government is reportedly seeking $6bn in loans, with possibility of a further $4bn,...
Jan 9th 2021
Iraq, Struggling to Pay Debts and Salaries, Plunges Into Economic Crisis
Oil-rich Iraq, its economy hobbled by neglect and corruption, has devalued its currency and had...
Dec 21st 2020
Iraq's central bank devalues dinar by 22% amid public anger
Iraq’s Central Bank on Saturday announced it will devalue the Iraqi dinar by over 20 percent in...
Nov 23rd 2020
Iraq-Saudi Arabia border crossing opens for trade, first time since 1990
Iraq and Saudi Arabia opened the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time in three...
Nov 6th 2020
Can the White Paper save Iraq from its dark days?
A finance reform blueprint is trumpeted by Iraq’s PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, but his government seems...
Oct 9th 2020
Corruption continues to threaten Iraq's stability
Despite the prime minister's efforts, corruption remains a big driver of Iraq’s instability.
Sep 10th 2020
Iraq to reopen borders for trade, bring back sports and dining
Iraq is reopening its land border crossings, restaurants, hotels, and bringing back sporting...
Sep 4th 2020
Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit
In first foreign visit since PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi formed gov't in May, French president pledges...