Zawya.com - Iraq Editor's Pick http://www.zawya.com/editors-pick/rss/iraq/ en-us Copyright 2015 Zawya Ltd. All rights reserved. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:06:43 GMT 33 Zawya.com | Middle East Business News and Company Directory 144 76 http://www.zawya.com//editors-pick/rss/iraq/ http://www.zawya.com/images/newsletter_zawya_logo.gif Syrian Kurds see deeper coord with US-led alliance http://www.zawya.com/story/Syrian_Kurds_see_deeper_coord_with_USled_alliance-TR20150304nL5N0W62UUX2/ Syrian Kurdish forces military coord with US, its allies helped them make rapid advances against IS in northeast. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:16:50 GMT Reuters TR20150304nL5N0W62UUX2 Open Iraq battles to rebuild despite war and oil slump http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraq_battles_to_rebuild_despite_war_and_oil_slump-TR20150303nL5N0W20C0X2/ With chronic housing shortage after war and sanctions, new city near Baghdad aims to house half a million people. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:53:24 GMT Reuters TR20150303nL5N0W20C0X2 Subscription Islamic State smashes Iraqi history http://www.zawya.com/story/Islamic_State_smashes_Iraqi_history-TR20150226nL5N0W043PX3/ Militants in Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:03:40 GMT Reuters TR20150226nL5N0W043PX3 Open How Iran's military chiefs operate in Iraq? http://www.zawya.com/story/How_Irans_military_chiefs_operate_in_Iraq-TR20150224nL4N0VR49UX2/ As Baghdad struggles to fight IS, many Shi'ite Iraqis now look to Iran, a Shi'ite theocracy, as their main ally. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:31:18 GMT Reuters TR20150224nL4N0VR49UX2 Open European jihadis unable to join IS, locked at home http://www.zawya.com/story/European_jihadis_unable_to_join_IS_locked_at_home-TR20150222nL5N0VU46VX2/ The flow of European fighters to territory held by IS is drying up due to tighter travelling restrictions by European states. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:24:50 GMT Reuters TR20150222nL5N0VU46VX2 Open Iraq civil war leader rallies Shi'ite fighters against IS http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraq_civil_war_leader_rallies_Shiite_fighters_against_IS-TR20150218nL5N0VR0D4X2/ A hero to Shi'ite militiamen during Iraq's civil war, Abu Deraa no longer fights but still stirs the hearts of men battling Islamic State. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:15:22 GMT Reuters TR20150218nL5N0VR0D4X2 Open The Oil Wars http://www.zawya.com/story/The_Oil_Wars-ZAWYA20150216101242/ The signs of shrinking footprint of investments in the oil and gas industry were clearly visible with the recent oil plunge. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:50:42 GMT Qatar Today ZAWYA20150216101242 Open Westerners join Iraqi Christian militia to fight Islamic State http://www.zawya.com/story/Westerners_join_Iraqi_Christian_militia_to_fight_Islamic_State-TR20150215nL5N0VP0BIX2/ A handful of idealistic Westerners are enlisting to combat the ultra-radical Islamists. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:24:34 GMT Reuters TR20150215nL5N0VP0BIX2 Open Islamic State preys on humanity's 'death instinct' http://www.zawya.com/story/Islamic_State_preys_on_humanitys_death_instinct-ZAWYA20150211070929/ Is Islamic State brutality part of a deliberate strategy intended to boost its "larger than life" image? Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:17:45 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20150211070929 Open As Baghdad lifts curfew, bombs are reminder of country at war http://www.zawya.com/story/As_Baghdad_lifts_curfew_bombs_are_reminder_of_country_at_war-TR20150207nL5N0VH082X4/ Five blasts across Baghdad on Saturday tempered Iraqis' anticipation of a more relaxed and accessible capital. Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:27:11 GMT Reuters TR20150207nL5N0VH082X4 Open Kurds dream of independence as they defend perilous border http://www.zawya.com/story/Kurds_dream_of_independence_as_they_defend_perilous_border-TR20150204nL6N0VD58UX2/ Facing Islamic State threat, Kurdish fighters build defenses. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:47:02 GMT Reuters TR20150204nL6N0VD58UX2 Subscription US sees role for India in battle against Islamic State http://www.zawya.com/story/US_sees_role_for_India_in_battle_against_Islamic_State-TR20150126nL4N0V51WQX3/ U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser, Ben Rhodes, said India's involvement could focus on intelligence on the flow of money and militants to the radical Islamist group active in Syria and Iraq, rather than deploying troops on the ground. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:18:50 GMT Reuters TR20150126nL4N0V51WQX3 Subscription Jobless Arab youths to hit 50m by 2020 http://www.zawya.com/story/Jobless_Arab_youths_to_hit_50m_by_2020-ZAWYA20150126103410/ Regional governments would need USD 70 billion per year to create jobs. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:46:34 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20150126103410 Open GCC to top Arab growth despite weaker oil-report http://www.zawya.com/story/GCC_to_top_Arab_growth_despite_weaker_oilreport-ZAWYA20150126092957/ The economic forecast for the Gulf region remains positive despite lower oil prices in 2015, according to a U.N. report. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:38:20 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20150126092957 Open Volatility on the increase as Europe joins the QE party http://www.zawya.com/story/Volatility_on_the_increase_as_Europe_joins_the_QE_party-GN_24012015_250122/ From week to week these days the Gulf is reminded of the global interdependence of markets, dominated currently by oil price forces and central bank liquidity stimulus. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:31:16 GMT Gulf News GN_24012015_250122 Open Islamic State turns captured Mosul into fortress http://www.zawya.com/story/Islamic_State_turns_captured_Mosul_into_fortress-TR20150122nL6N0V03WIX2/ Along with planned fortification trench, Islamic militants have sealed Mosul's western entrance with giant cement walls. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:31:20 GMT Reuters TR20150122nL6N0V03WIX2 Subscription Geopolitical storm clouds barely register on partying markets http://www.zawya.com/story/Geopolitical_storm_clouds_barely_register_on_partying_markets-TR20150121nL6N0UZ3CMX2/ Geopolitical risk is back with a bang, but partying financial markets have barely registered it, yet. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:43:01 GMT Reuters TR20150121nL6N0UZ3CMX2 Subscription Turks, Kurds push for peace breakthrough despite violence surge http://www.zawya.com/story/Turks_Kurds_push_for_peace_breakthrough_despite_violence_surge-TR20150120nL6N0UY2UQX2/ A looming election and war in Syria are complicating efforts to end the 30-year Kurdish insurgency in Turkey, as a breakthrough in peace talks looks close. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:40:11 GMT Reuters TR20150120nL6N0UY2UQX2 Open Yazidis freed by Islamic State enjoy bittersweet homecoming http://www.zawya.com/story/Yazidis_freed_by_Islamic_State_enjoy_bittersweet_homecoming-TR20150120nL6N0UZ1JOX2/ 200 elderly, disabled and infirm Iraqi Yazidis return home, after five months in Islamic State captivity. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:20:33 GMT Reuters TR20150120nL6N0UZ1JOX2 Open For Islamic State, wheat season sows seeds of discontent http://www.zawya.com/story/For_Islamic_State_wheat_season_sows_seeds_of_discontent-TR20150120nL3N0UV3VNX2/ As the season for wheat planting in Iraq wound down early last month, farmers in areas under the control of Sunni militant group Islamic State grew worried. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:21:48 GMT Reuters TR20150120nL3N0UV3VNX2 Subscription 2015 - The year ahead http://www.zawya.com/story/2015__The_year_ahead-ZAWYA20150115105327/ With 2015 upon us, Mena Fund Manager looks at some of the themes and possible trends asset managers should keep an eye out for in 2015. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:54:22 GMT MENA Fund Manager ZAWYA20150115105327 Open Diaries of rape and torture in the den of Daesh http://www.zawya.com/story/Diaries_of_rape_and_torture_in_the_den_of_Daesh-GN_17012015_180117/ Stories of macabre brutality unleashed by Daesh has re-surfaced. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 05:24:10 GMT Gulf News GN_17012015_180117 Open How to avoid the high price of social media envy http://www.zawya.com/story/How_to_avoid_the_high_price_of_social_media_envy-TR20150113nL1N0UR25DX2/ Social media seems to loosen one's hold on the purse strings. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:23:36 GMT Reuters TR20150113nL1N0UR25DX2 Open Foreigners fighting IS in Syria: who and why? http://www.zawya.com/story/Foreigners_fighting_IS_in_Syria_who_and_why-TR20150105nL6N0U11KPX2/ The UN said extremists groups are recruiting foreigners on an "unprecedented scale", forming a threat for years to come. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:04:15 GMT Reuters TR20150105nL6N0U11KPX2 Open World equities may see volatility http://www.zawya.com/story/World_equities_may_see_volatility-GN_04012015_050124/ Global and regional equity markets encounter more volatility in coming weeks as crude oil descends its way to the keenly-watched $50 per barrel mark, analysts said. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:28:09 GMT Gulf News GN_04012015_050124 Open Their nation in pieces, Iraqis ponder what comes next http://www.zawya.com/story/Their_nation_in_pieces_Iraqis_ponder_what_comes_next-ZAWYA20150101063704/ Iraq has been splintered into fragments, making it harder to rebuild the country even as a loose federation. Thu, 01 Jan 2015 06:41:05 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20150101063704 Open Shi'ite militias expand influence http://www.zawya.com/story/Shiite_militias_expand_influence-TR20141231nL6N0UE1W4X2/ As Shi'ite forces push into territories held by Islamic State, many Sunnis have fled for fear of both the Shi'ite-led government and the Sunni jihadists. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 06:48:52 GMT Reuters TR20141231nL6N0UE1W4X2 Open Arab world will struggle to restore order over chaos in 2015 http://www.zawya.com/story/Arab_world_will_struggle_to_restore_order_over_chaos_in_2015-GN_28122014_291208/ The GCC will support Arab governments that can maintain stability. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:10:06 GMT Gulf News GN_28122014_291208 Open Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market http://www.zawya.com/story/Online_ventures_target_global_Muslim_consumer_market-TR20141216nL6N0SX06GX2/ New Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing "Muslim lifestyle" market. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:30:31 GMT Reuters TR20141216nL6N0SX06GX2 Subscription MENA banks 2015 outlook negative, GCC stable http://www.zawya.com/story/MENA_banks_2015_outlook_negative_GCC_stable-ZAWYA20141210070535/ Market saturation is driving some banks to expand into risky regions, according to Moody’s. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:10:32 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20141210070535 Open Shaky grip on northern road as Iraq pushes advance against IS http://www.zawya.com/story/Shaky_grip_on_northern_road_as_Iraq_pushes_advance_against_IS-TR20141209nL6N0TS3PNX3/ Iraq's defence minister made his first visit to Iraq's biggest oil refinery after a five-month siege. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:47:32 GMT Reuters TR20141209nL6N0TS3PNX3 Open Libya peace talks may be doomed by meddling powers -U.S. http://www.zawya.com/story/Libya_peace_talks_may_be_doomed_by_meddling_powers_US-TR20141208nL1N0TS05ZX2/ The United States has little faith in U.N.-backed peace talks in Libya because Middle Eastern countries are defying requests to end their war by proxy in the oil-rich North African nation, senior U.S. officials said. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:21:25 GMT Reuters TR20141208nL1N0TS05ZX2 Open Rivalries resurface in Iraqi town recaptured from Islamic State http://www.zawya.com/story/Rivalries_resurface_in_Iraqi_town_recaptured_from_Islamic_State-TR20141208nL6N0TP1H3X2/ A turf war is brewing between Kurdish and Shi'ite forces. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:44:33 GMT Reuters TR20141208nL6N0TP1H3X2 Open