Zawya.com - Iraq Editor's Pick http://www.zawya.com/editors-pick/rss/iraq/ en-us Copyright 2015 Zawya Ltd. All rights reserved. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:14:00 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 Gulf states facing regional threats http://www.zawya.com/story/Gulf_states_facing_regional_threats-ZAWYA20150414111404/ The Gulf states continue to demonstrate policy leadership and pragmatism to counter regional threats and political challenges. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:02:06 GMT The Gulf ZAWYA20150414111404 Open Oil's not quiet on the MENA front http://www.zawya.com/story/Oils_not_quiet_on_the_MENA_front-ZAWYA20150414110705/ MENA states are still expected to spend USD 755 billion on energy projects in the next five years. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:44:46 GMT The Gulf ZAWYA20150414110705 Open From brides to battlefield, women taking up new roles with Islamic State http://www.zawya.com/story/From_brides_to_battlefield_women_taking_up_new_roles_with_Islamic_State-TR20150402nL6N0WQ1HFX2/ Women joining Islamic State are working on the frontlines in logistics, intelligence and as medics. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:06:39 GMT Reuters TR20150402nL6N0WQ1HFX2 Open GCC drives digital consumption http://www.zawya.com/story/GCC_drives_digital_consumption-ZAWYA20150402075547/ IoT may be the biggest revenue driver for Middle East telecom firms, according to Deloitte. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:10:26 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20150402075547 Open INTERVIEW-Iraq lost USD40b from oil price drop-adviser http://www.zawya.com/story/INTERVIEWIraq_lost_USD40b_from_oil_price_dropadviser-ZAWYA20150331113829/ Economic adviser Mazhar Mohammad Saleh told Zawya that the OPEC producer's 2015 budget deficit stands at 12% of gross domestic product and that central bank reserves declined to USD66 billion at the end of 2014. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:43:48 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20150331113829 Open Battlefield lessons transform US emergency care http://www.zawya.com/story/Battlefield_lessons_transform_US_emergency_care-TR20150329nL2N0WP1EQX2/ Techniques learned on battlegrounds in Iraq, Afghanistan transformed how US doctors, nurses back home help trauma patients survive life-threatening injuries. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:08:29 GMT Reuters TR20150329nL2N0WP1EQX2 Open Rising costs facing Mideast firms in fight against financial crime http://www.zawya.com/story/Rising_costs_facing_Mideast_firms_in_fight_against_financial_crime-TR20150329nL6N0WS487X2/ Companies in the Middle East and North Africa are facing rising costs to fight financial crime. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:35:20 GMT Reuters TR20150329nL6N0WS487X2 Subscription Rebuilding Iraq’s oil industry http://www.zawya.com/story/Rebuilding_Iraqs_oil_industry-GN_28032015_290342/ A discussion about Iraq's oil industry, Daesh and relationships with Kurdistan. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:19:38 GMT Gulf News GN_28032015_290342 Open Arab leaders confronted with multiple crises at summit http://www.zawya.com/story/Arab_leaders_confronted_with_multiple_crises_at_summit-ZAWYA20150325144849/ Arab leaders meeting at a summit this week face rapidly deteriorating conflicts in Yemen and Libya. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:30:46 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20150325144849 Open Fighters target vital water plants across Middle East - Red Cross http://www.zawya.com/story/Fighters_target_vital_water_plants_across_Middle_East__Red_Cross-TR20150325nL6N0WR2ETX2/ Fighters are increasingly targeting water and sanitation facilities across the Middle East, exacerbating severe shortages for agriculture and households, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:40:45 GMT Reuters TR20150325nL6N0WR2ETX2 Subscription Iran expands regional "empire" ahead of nuclear deal http://www.zawya.com/story/Iran_expands_regional_empire_ahead_of_nuclear_deal-TR20150323nL6N0WN0LVX3/ Arab leaders are alarmed at Iran's push to tighten regional grip, as it moves closer to a deal with world powers, Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:51:19 GMT Reuters TR20150323nL6N0WN0LVX3 Open Oil plan to help Iraq find buyers for international bonds http://www.zawya.com/story/Oil_plan_to_help_Iraq_find_buyers_for_international_bonds-TR20150323nL6N0WP0UFX2/ Iraq can count on the promise of its oil reserves to attract buyers to its first USD5 billion international bond sale in nine years. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:26:13 GMT Reuters TR20150323nL6N0WP0UFX2 Open OPEC comes cleaner on how much oil its members pump http://www.zawya.com/story/OPEC_comes_cleaner_on_how_much_oil_its_members_pump-TR20150316nL6N0WI365X2/ Greater transparency is valued in market share fight. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:54:37 GMT Reuters TR20150316nL6N0WI365X2 Subscription Avoid career burnout by learning to love your job http://www.zawya.com/story/Avoid_career_burnout_by_learning_to_love_your_job-TR20150312nL1N0WC1TBX2/ Counting the days to retirement because you hate your job? Career expert Kerry Hannon has a message for you: "Stick with it". Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:33:52 GMT Reuters TR20150312nL1N0WC1TBX2 Open Under fire http://www.zawya.com/story/Under_fire-ZAWYA20150312084343/ Recent incidents affecting aircraft landing at Baghdad's international airport underline the risks airlines, and passengers, run when using Iraq's main gateway. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:45:45 GMT The Gulf ZAWYA20150312084343 Open Iraq's newest conflict rescues rusting tanks from scrapheap http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqs_newest_conflict_rescues_rusting_tanks_from_scrapheap-TR20150311nL5N0WC2YCX2/ Thanks to new IS conflict, a resourceful old mechanic, some of the abandoned Iraqi army equipment have won a reprieve. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:23:53 GMT Reuters TR20150311nL5N0WC2YCX2 Open Apple's watch hasn't impressed the fashion world http://www.zawya.com/story/Apples_watch_hasnt_impressed_the_fashion_world-TR20150309nL1N0WB1P1X2/ For all of the glitz surrounding the watch's introduction, the timepiece was met in the fashion world with a yawn. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:08:17 GMT Reuters TR20150309nL1N0WB1P1X2 Open 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