Despite Challenges, Banks Look to Set Up Branches in Iraq
New York Times
According to the Web site of the Central Bank of Iraq, the country is served by 7 state-owned banks, 32 private banks and 15 foreign banks. But analysts say that a handful of state-owned banks — and two in particular, Rafidain Bank and Rasheed Bank ...
Iraq War Actors Have No Shame
As wretched as the Iraq War was, the absence of any meaningful accountability for the U.S. policymakers and pundits who made the catastrophe happen is nearly as stomach-turning. Every day the same faces show up on the TV talk shows and Op-Ed pages ...
The Obnoxious Revisionism of Iraq War Dead-enders
Scoring Our Four Iraq Wars
shameless lies about Iraq
Iraq Seeks to Boost Crude Exports to China as Oil Output Rises
Iraq is seeking a long-term accord to boost oil exports to China as OPEC's second-biggest producer increases output from fields operated by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), Oil Minister Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi said. The Middle Eastern ...
Iraq Asks The US To Bomb Jihadists On Its Border With Syria
And as far as the U.S. State Department is concerned, the extremists on the border fall under the umbrella of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), including those who killed 48 Syrian soldiers and eight Iraqis as well as the dominant Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra.
Syria, Iraq jihadi groups form alliance
Iraq: Syrian Rebels Breathe New Life into Iraqi Insurgency
Terrorist MKO serious concern for Iraq, region: Iraqi PM
The Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization, blamed for the assassination of many Iranian people and officials after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, fled to Iraq in the 1980s where they enjoyed the support of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who allowed them ...
Moslehi Calls for Expediting Expulsion of MKO from Iraq
Iraq: 4 Newspapers Are Attacked
New York Times
About 50 gunmen in military uniforms burst into the offices of four independent newspapers in Baghdad, stabbing and beating employees, staff members and officials said Tuesday. The raiders attacked reporters with batons and knives and smashed ...
Hurriyet Daily News
Siemens to join energy project in Iraq
Hurriyet Daily News
Toyota Tsusho and Siemens Turkey have signed a deal to join forces in the project that aims to develop the energy supply in Iraq. Siemens will build 24 transformer distribution centers for Toyota Tsusho that will have a 31.5 megawatt capacity in total.
The Bill for the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: $4 to $6 Trillion
the Diplomat (blog)
“The Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, taken together, will be the most expensive wars in U.S. history – totaling somewhere between $4 to $6 trillion. This includes long-term medical care and disability compensation for service members, veterans and ...
Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the costliest in US history equivalent to 40% of GDP
Costs of Iraq, Afghanistan wars could rise to $6 trillion
Paying the Costs of Iraq, for Decades to Come
UN News Centre
Gunmen in Iraq kill Sunni militiaman, his mother
Baghdad (AP) — Iraqi officials say gunmen have shot dead a member of an anti-al-Qaida Sunni militia along with his mother. A police official said Yousef Sayhoud was killed on Wednesday in his home in the suburb of Abu Ghraib west of Baghdad. He said ...
4 al Qaeda leaders executed in Iraq; parliament wants to discuss security
Iraq: UN officials condemn wave of attacks against media professionals
Police dead in Iraq suicide blast
The Iraq Invasion Convinced North Korea That It Needed Nukes
America's March 2003 invasion of Iraq was supposed to stem the tide of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Looking back, however, we can say that the invasion has actually spurred, not stemmed the tide of nuclear weapon development.