Moody’s Rates Iraqi Govt Bonds

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on Moody’s Rates Iraqi Govt Bonds

By onSeptember 21, 2015 in Banking & Finance Moody’s Investors Service has today assigned a provisional rating of (P)Caa1 to Government of Iraq’s planned USD-bond issuance, with a stable outlook. The … http://flip.it/X6z0h


The Collapse of Iraq and the Rise of ISIS: Made in America?

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on The Collapse of Iraq and the Rise of ISIS: Made in America?

Chaos is spreading from the Middle East outward as hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees pour into Europe. Over the last decade millions of Iraqis and Syrians have fled their homes. Western … http://flip.it/2HLYr


Iraqi PM assassination attempts foiled

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on Iraqi PM assassination attempts foiled

Information leaked by the US embassy in Baghdad has helped to foil two assassination attempts on Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, a senior Iraqi official has revealed. According to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat … http://flip.it/HYRLq


More Bad News Emerges About Shiite Militias Central To ISIS Fight

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on More Bad News Emerges About Shiite Militias Central To ISIS Fight

The controversial fighters targeted Sunni Iraqis just months ago, Human Rights Watch says. WASHINGTON -- Mostly Shiite militias who are at the core of the Iraqi government's strategy to combat the Islamic State group and ...


As Abadi fights on many fronts, he should tackle Iraq’s economy

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on As Abadi fights on many fronts, he should tackle Iraq’s economy

Many in the Arab world must look at Iraq’s prime minister and wonder how he sleeps at night. With the state imploding, falling oil prices, industrial-scale corruption, not to mention vast chunks of … http://flip.it/z4F8U


Iraqi Kurds Not Allowed to Sell Oil in US

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on Iraqi Kurds Not Allowed to Sell Oil in US

A ruling by a US federal court is a setback for the Kurdistan Regional Government A US federal court dealt a setback to efforts by Iraq’s self-governing Kurds to sell Iraqi crude oil in the ...


Iraq is going to share intelligence on ISIS with Russia, Iran, and Syria

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on Iraq is going to share intelligence on ISIS with Russia, Iran, and Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi military has announced an agreement on "security and intelligence cooperation" with Russia, Iran and Syria to help combat the Islamic State group. In a statement released Sunday, Iraq says the ...


How One Man Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Crisis in the Middle East

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In GLOBAL ECONOMIES Comments Off on How One Man Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Crisis in the Middle East

The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly … http://flip.it/JS4sV


US strategy in question after Iraq’s stalemate in Ramadi

29
Sep
29 Sep 2015 In IRAQ Comments Off on US strategy in question after Iraq’s stalemate in Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A summer of stalemate in the effort to reclaim the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi, despite U.S.-backed Iraqi troops vastly outnumbering Islamic State fighters, calls into question not only Iraq's ability to ...


Word on the Street Monday 9/28/15

28
Sep
28 Sep 2015 In IRAQ, GLOBAL ECONOMIES, Rumor Commentary Comments Off on Word on the Street Monday 9/28/15

Jaafari, calls for the establishment of an international fund to support Iraq http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_cdepth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ar&tl=en&u=http://samabaghdad.org/news.php%3FNewsID%3D10765&usg=ALkJrhiDZBbPN1J41jR2brctNp4sG0qorw Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Sunday, the European Union a greater role in supporting Iraq bayonet against "Daash", and while pointing to the ...