Zawya.com - Iraq Editor's Pick http://www.zawya.com/editors-pick/rss/iraq/ en-us Copyright 2016 Zawya Ltd. All rights reserved. Wed, 04 May 2016 09:39:04 GMT 30 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 IS seeks news blackout in Mosul as Iraqi army nears http://www.zawya.com/story/IS_seeks_news_blackout_in_Mosul_as_Iraqi_army_nears-TR20160504nL5N17W31NX2/ For Iraqis living in the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, news is dwindling about U.S.-backed army massing to the south for an assault on the city. Wed, 04 May 2016 09:43:23 GMT Reuters TR20160504nL5N17W31NX2 Open The 'bad boy' cleric poised to be Iraq's next kingmaker http://www.zawya.com/story/The_bad_boy_cleric_poised_to_be_Iraqs_next_kingmaker-TR20160503nL2N1801J6X2/ Moqtada al-Sadr is positioning himself as nationalist who can fight IS and stand up to Iran's growing influence over Iraq. Wed, 04 May 2016 04:39:12 GMT Reuters TR20160503nL2N1801J6X2 Open A generation of Syrian children who don't count http://www.zawya.com/story/A_generation_of_Syrian_children_who_dont_count-TR20160503nL3N17Z2FIX2/ A birth certificate is the crucial first step to securing Syrian citizenship for children of refugees born abroad. Tue, 03 May 2016 10:36:44 GMT Reuters TR20160503nL3N17Z2FIX2 Open Trump's "America first" speech alarms U.S. allies http://www.zawya.com/story/Trumps_America_first_speech_alarms_US_allies-TR20160428nL5N17V5YWX2/ Trump's speech criticized Obama's administration for withdrawing support for Egypt's Mubarak during 2011 uprising. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:38:46 GMT Reuters TR20160428nL5N17V5YWX2 Open Scarred Yazidi boys escape IS combat training http://www.zawya.com/story/Scarred_Yazidi_boys_escape_IS_combat_training-TR20160426nL5N17O0C2X2/ Yazidi boys appear to be part of broader efforts by Islamic State to create generation of fighters loyal to its ideology. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:11:21 GMT Reuters TR20160426nL5N17O0C2X2 Open When will IPOs drought in the Middle East end? http://www.zawya.com/story/When_will_IPOs_drought_in_the_Middle_East_end-ZAWYA20160424054453/ Oil prices and volatile markets mean few companies in the Middle East want to go public. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 06:58:16 GMT Funds Global ZAWYA20160424054453 Open Decriminalising cannabis would hurt IS, mafia- Italy prosecutor http://www.zawya.com/story/Decriminalising_cannabis_would_hurt_IS_mafia_Italy_prosecutor-ZAWYA20160419051224/ Decriminalising cannabis sales would strike a blow against Islamic State militants and Italian mafia. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:17:23 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20160419051224 Open As IS is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next http://www.zawya.com/story/As_IS_is_pushed_back_in_Iraq_worries_about_whats_next-TR20160412nL2N1721KXX2/ As offensives drive back Islamic State in Iraq, concern is growing that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:11:00 GMT Reuters TR20160412nL2N1721KXX2 Open Iraqi women face risks in displaced camps http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqi_women_face_risks_in_displaced_camps-TR20160407nL5N1793UDX2/ In addition to 1m Iraqis displaced since 2006/7, there are 3.3m people in Iraq who have been displaced since Jan 2014. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:42:47 GMT Reuters TR20160407nL5N1793UDX2 Open EU takes legal chances returning migrants to Turkey http://www.zawya.com/story/EU_takes_legal_chances_returning_migrants_to_Turkey-TR20160406nL5N1771K3X2/ UN agencies, rights campaigners aiming to inform all those who reach Greek islands on how to apply for asylum. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:30:28 GMT Reuters TR20160406nL5N1771K3X2 Open Mideast funds positive on bonds, lukewarm on stocks http://www.zawya.com/story/Mideast_funds_positive_on_bonds_lukewarm_on_stocks-TR20160331nL5N1730A7X3/ Fund managers have turned bullish towards fixed income, less positive on equities as they prepare for economic slowdown. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:59:31 GMT Reuters TR20160331nL5N1730A7X3 Subscription Iraqis kept in dark about Mosul Dam emergency plans http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqis_kept_in_dark_about_Mosul_Dam_emergency_plans-TR20160330nL5N16X0NYX2/ Government signed USD296m contract with Italy's Trevi last month to reinforce northern Iraq's fragile Mosul Dam. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:48:30 GMT Reuters TR20160330nL5N16X0NYX2 Open Iraqi Christians fear extinction, see no relief from IS http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqi_Christians_fear_extinction_see_no_relief_from_IS-TR20160327nL5N16X1GUX2/ Like millions of other Iraqis forced to leave home by IS, many have joined the masses fleeing to Europe. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:42:37 GMT Reuters TR20160327nL5N16X1GUX2 Open Islamic State dealt hefty body blow with death of top aide http://www.zawya.com/story/Islamic_State_dealt_hefty_body_blow_with_death_of_top_aide-TR20160326nL5N16Y03GX2/ Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli was a veteran jihadist with a bounty of $7 million on his head. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:41:42 GMT Reuters TR20160326nL5N16Y03GX2 Open Obama intervened over crumbling Iraqi dam http://www.zawya.com/story/Obama_intervened_over_crumbling_Iraqi_dam-TR20160322nL1N16J1A0X2/ If the fragile Mosul dam collapses it would unleash a flood killing tens of thousands of people. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:09:52 GMT Reuters TR20160322nL1N16J1A0X2 Subscription Merkel takes high-risk bet on Turkey in refugee crisis http://www.zawya.com/story/Merkel_takes_highrisk_bet_on_Turkey_in_refugee_crisis-TR20160320nL5N16S06TX2/ Agreement, hammered out between EU leaders and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels, is highly complex. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:33:20 GMT Reuters TR20160320nL5N16S06TX2 Open Syrian refugees in Iraq lose hope http://www.zawya.com/story/Syrian_refugees_in_Iraq_lose_hope-TR20160315nL5N16J2UJX2/ Syrians must compete for jobs with more than one million internally displaced Iraqis. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:54:17 GMT Reuters TR20160315nL5N16J2UJX2 Open Shrinking oil reserves crimp Iraqi Kurdistan's allure http://www.zawya.com/story/Shrinking_oil_reserves_crimp_Iraqi_Kurdistans_allure-TR20160310nL5N16F3F4X2/ A string of downgrades to Iraqi Kurdistan's oil reserves is a fresh blow to autonomous region's fledgling oil industry. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:21:41 GMT Reuters TR20160310nL5N16F3F4X2 Subscription In IS battle, Cairo struggles to rally Sinai tribes http://www.zawya.com/story/In_IS_battle_Cairo_struggles_to_rally_Sinai_tribes-TR20160302nL3N16965NX2/ IS's insurgency in Sinai gives ultra-hardline group a fourth front in ME after Iraq, Syria, pockets of Libya. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:10:16 GMT Reuters TR20160302nL3N16965NX2 Open Kurdish solidarity in Turkey's restive southeast http://www.zawya.com/story/Kurdish_solidarity_in_Turkeys_restive_southeast-TR20160225nL8N16309MX2/ Solidarity with their ethnic kin in Syria is a source of pride for many of Turkey's Kurds. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:58:32 GMT Reuters TR20160225nL8N16309MX2 Open IS rigs currency rates in Mosul to prop up finances http://www.zawya.com/story/IS_rigs_currency_rates_in_Mosul_to_prop_up_finances-TR20160222nL8N16122ZX2/ Islamic State in Mosul are manipulating exchange rate to squeeze money out of local people as coalition attack its finances. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 05:08:05 GMT Reuters TR20160222nL8N16122ZX2 Open Iraq's Abadi keeps Iran at arm's length in war on IS http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqs_Abadi_keeps_Iran_at_arms_length_in_war_on_IS-TR20160221nL8N15X4AUX2/ Iraqi PM pushed for reconciliation between Shi'ites & Sunnis; better relations with Sunni neighbours like Saudi Arabia. Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:58:05 GMT Reuters TR20160221nL8N15X4AUX2 Open Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns http://www.zawya.com/story/Radioactive_material_stolen_in_Iraq_raises_security_concerns-ZAWYA20160218051532/ Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" stolen radioactive material that raised fears of being used by IS. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 05:35:39 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20160218051532 Open Kurds' advance in Syria divides US, Turkey http://www.zawya.com/story/Kurds_advance_in_Syria_divides_US_Turkey-TR20160217nL8N15U28BX2/ Washington has long seen Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as its best chance in battle against IS in Syria. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 12:37:34 GMT Reuters TR20160217nL8N15U28BX2 Open Iran could decide fate of first global oil deal for 15 years http://www.zawya.com/story/Iran_could_decide_fate_of_first_global_oil_deal_for_15_years-TR20160217nL8N15V50FX2/ The fate of the first global oil deal in 15 years could be decided on Wednesday when OPEC members travel to Iran. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:50:01 GMT Reuters TR20160217nL8N15V50FX2 Open Oil production freeze is only the first step: Kemp http://www.zawya.com/story/Oil_production_freeze_is_only_the_first_step_Kemp-TR20160216nL8N15V2M2X2/ Deal would freeze Saudi, Russian production at record rates reported in Jan, unlikely to be accepted by Iran. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:34:43 GMT Reuters TR20160216nL8N15V2M2X2 Open Drowned unknown dead refugees fill Greek cemetery http://www.zawya.com/story/Drowned_unknown_dead_refugees_fill_Greek_cemetery-TR20160214nL8N15R1C8X2/ Last year was the deadliest year for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:20:39 GMT Reuters TR20160214nL8N15R1C8X2 Open US tells allies campaign to defeat IS must be accelerated http://www.zawya.com/story/US_tells_allies_campaign_to_defeat_IS_must_be_accelerated-TR20160211nL8N15Q391X2/ France demanding that Washington display a clearer commitment to resolving crisis in Syria. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:37:55 GMT Reuters TR20160211nL8N15Q391X2 Open Iraq's troubled finances slow efforts to rebuild Ramadi http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqs_troubled_finances_slow_efforts_to_rebuild_Ramadi-TR20160209nL8N15O2YWX3/ Strain on Iraq's budget from oil prices is delaying removal of IS explosives in Ramadi and restoration of basic services. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:44:47 GMT Reuters TR20160209nL8N15O2YWX3 Open Iraq seeks to take Islamic State offline http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraq_seeks_to_take_Islamic_State_offline-TR20160204nL8N15H1GUX2/ Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Islamic State's rule. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:35:34 GMT Reuters TR20160204nL8N15H1GUX2 Open