Zawya.com - Iraq Editor's Pick http://www.zawya.com/editors-pick/rss/iraq/ en-us Copyright 2016 Zawya Ltd. All rights reserved. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:28:22 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 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 Sweden asks: When is a child migrant not a child? http://www.zawya.com/story/Sweden_asks_When_is_a_child_migrant_not_a_child-TR20160203nL3N15H3OGX2/ More than a fifth, 35,000, of those reaching Sweden have been unaccompanied children, stretching services like schools. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:55:44 GMT Reuters TR20160203nL3N15H3OGX2 Open A new global oil deal could draw lessons from 1998 http://www.zawya.com/story/A_new_global_oil_deal_could_draw_lessons_from_1998-ZAWYA20160202065342/ OPEC officials are asking whether a behind-the-scenes deal to curb oil output between OPEC and Russia could be struck. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:58:51 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20160202065342 Open MENA steps up energy efficiency drive http://www.zawya.com/story/MENA_steps_up_energy_efficiency_drive-ZAWYA20160201100201/ Energy demand in MENA is growing at more than three times the global average. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:11:38 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20160201100201 Open Mideast funds anticipate rebuilding equities positions http://www.zawya.com/story/Mideast_funds_anticipate_rebuilding_equities_positions-TR20160131nL8N15F03BX3/ Many Middle East fund managers have become less bearish towards bonds, a monthly Reuters survey shows. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:59:11 GMT Reuters TR20160131nL8N15F03BX3 Open Ramadi civilians force Iraq to adjust fight against IS http://www.zawya.com/story/Ramadi_civilians_force_Iraq_to_adjust_fight_against_IS-TR20160118nL8N1510G6X2/ Islamic State fighters' determination to hide among civilians in Ramadi raises concerns about upcoming battles in Mosul. Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:24:43 GMT Reuters TR20160118nL8N1510G6X2 Open Saudi and Iran tussle won't dent Gulf bond plans http://www.zawya.com/story/Saudi_and_Iran_tussle_wont_dent_Gulf_bond_plans-TR20160104nL8N14O1CNX2/ Gulf sovereigns to place USD15bn of bonds and Saudi expected to issue lion's share. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:10:34 GMT Reuters TR20160104nL8N14O1CNX2 Open Refugee crisis could shake up German political landscape http://www.zawya.com/story/Refugee_crisis_could_shake_up_German_political_landscape-TR20160103nL8N14L0IPX2/ Merkel vulnerable because of welcoming stance towards thousands of refugees fleeing war in ME. Sun, 03 Jan 2016 10:26:04 GMT Reuters TR20160103nL8N14L0IPX2 Open Islamic State's Department of 'War Spoils' http://www.zawya.com/story/Islamic_States_Department_of_War_Spoils-ZAWYA20160101060635/ Islamic State has set up departments to handle "war spoils," including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources. Fri, 01 Jan 2016 06:22:29 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20160101060635 Open Mideast funds more bullish on stocks, bearish on bonds http://www.zawya.com/story/Mideast_funds_more_bullish_on_stocks_bearish_on_bonds-TR20151231nL8N14I1VHX5/ Middle East fund managers have become more positive on regional equities with a strong bias towards UAE. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:26:48 GMT Reuters TR20151231nL8N14I1VHX5 Open ME misses out on M&A boom http://www.zawya.com/story/ME_misses_out_on_MA_boom-TR20151224nL8N13J44UX2/ Big deals pushed global M&A volume to USD4.6trn, but in MENA totalled USD12.68bn in the year, says Thomson Reuters. Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:55:58 GMT Reuters TR20151224nL8N13J44UX2 Subscription Fed's Williams wants low rates, hot economy in 2016 http://www.zawya.com/story/Feds_Williams_wants_low_rates_hot_economy_in_2016-ZAWYA20151220063615/ Fresh forecasts from the Fed suggest policymakers are looking for about four rate hikes next year. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:40:47 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20151220063615 Open Squeezed by budget and IS, Iraqi health system struggles http://www.zawya.com/story/Squeezed_by_budget_and_IS_Iraqi_health_system_struggles-TR20151215nL8N13X07IX2/ Iraq's growing population of internal refugees is straining public facilities already ground down by decades of war, sanctions and red tape. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:50:56 GMT Reuters TR20151215nL8N13X07IX2 Open Why Washington ignored torture by Iraqi militias http://www.zawya.com/story/Why_Washington_ignored_torture_by_Iraqi_militias-TR20151214nL3N1433FFX2/ In late 2005, US soldiers raided police building in Baghdad, found 168 prisoners in horrific conditions. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:09:53 GMT Reuters TR20151214nL3N1433FFX2 Open Iraqi residents trapped in "sealed casket" IS stronghold http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqi_residents_trapped_in_sealed_casket_IS_stronghold-TR20151209nL8N13X31RX2/ As Iraqi forces close in on the western city of Ramadi, militants use thousands of residents as human shields. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 07:20:56 GMT Reuters TR20151209nL8N13X31RX2 Open Saudi-Iran rivalry sets scene for OPEC showdown over output http://www.zawya.com/story/SaudiIran_rivalry_sets_scene_for_OPEC_showdown_over_output-TR20151207nL8N13V0A7X2/ An intensifying battle for oil market share is worsened by deep regional differences between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Mon, 07 Dec 2015 03:36:41 GMT Reuters TR20151207nL8N13V0A7X2 Open US arms makers strain to meet demand as Mideast conflicts rage http://www.zawya.com/story/US_arms_makers_strain_to_meet_demand_as_Mideast_conflicts_rage-TR20151204nL1N13P2ZRX2/ A host of US allies are rushing to ensure a stable supply of weapons for an expected long fight against Islamic State. Sat, 05 Dec 2015 05:19:38 GMT Reuters TR20151204nL1N13P2ZRX2 Open Iraqi Kurdistan's cash crisis hits banks http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqi_Kurdistans_cash_crisis_hits_banks-TR20151204nL8N13M464X2/ Banks say current accounts have been inaccessible since 2014, while falling oil prices, rising military costs squeeze KRG budget. Fri, 04 Dec 2015 08:07:42 GMT Reuters TR20151204nL8N13M464X2 Open German town warms to ME refugees http://www.zawya.com/story/German_town_warms_to_ME_refugees-TR20151126nL8N13F1QKX2/ Germany expects about 1 million migrants, including from ME, to arrive this yr. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:28:12 GMT Reuters TR20151126nL8N13F1QKX2 Open US developing new tools in economic war on IS http://www.zawya.com/story/US_developing_new_tools_in_economic_war_on_IS-TR20151124nL1N13J06KX2/ US military relying on an unconventional source of intelligence: access to IS banking records. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:16:52 GMT Reuters TR20151124nL1N13J06KX2 Subscription Iraq's investment opportunities http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqs_investment_opportunities-ZAWYA20151124111828/ Despite low oil prices and an ongoing insurgency in Iraq, there are reasons for optimism in the coming months. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:31:21 GMT MENA Fund Manager ZAWYA20151124111828 Open Hatred hangs in ruins of Iraq's Sinjar http://www.zawya.com/story/Hatred_hangs_in_ruins_of_Iraqs_Sinjar-TR20151119nL8N13D0BRX2/ Yazidis still living in camps in Kurdistan, would only return permanently if provided with weapons to defend themselves. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:53:53 GMT Reuters TR20151119nL8N13D0BRX2 Open Pentagon targeting trucks, rigs in assault on IS oil funding http://www.zawya.com/story/Pentagon_targeting_trucks_rigs_in_assault_on_IS_oil_funding-TR20151118nL1N13D01LX2/ US-led air strikes have hit 175 targets in IS's oil-producing region, to disrupt key revenue source of USD1million/day. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:08:34 GMT Reuters TR20151118nL1N13D01LX2 Open How Kurdistan bypassed Baghdad and sold oil on global markets http://www.zawya.com/story/How_Kurdistan_bypassed_Baghdad_and_sold_oil_on_global_markets-ZAWYA20151118044941/ Kurdistan has for the first time detailed its secretive oil exports operations and said it plans to sell more. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:04:25 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20151118044941 Open Rising dollar cost hitting banks' returns on EMEA lending http://www.zawya.com/story/Rising_dollar_cost_hitting_banks_returns_on_EMEA_lending-TR20151116nL3N13B5DQX2/ Multibillion dollar acquisition loans and demand for dollar loans in GCC are highlighting a developing dollar squeeze. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:42:18 GMT Reuters TR20151116nL3N13B5DQX2 Subscription From small French town to Syria: journey of a Western jihadi http://www.zawya.com/story/From_small_French_town_to_Syria_journey_of_a_Western_jihadi-TR20151115nL3N13A06VX2/ Online profile of men in video posted by IS after Paris attacks shows it is hard to predict where next threat will emerge. Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:38:09 GMT Reuters TR20151115nL3N13A06VX2 Open With Ramadi encircled, Iraqi forces brace for urban warfare http://www.zawya.com/story/With_Ramadi_encircled_Iraqi_forces_brace_for_urban_warfare-TR20151111nL8N1355OVX2/ Iraqi forces appear better positioned than ever to launch an offensive against Islamic State militants controlling Ramadi. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:34:03 GMT Reuters TR20151111nL8N1355OVX2 Open Reduced oil cash to hit some Mideast PE fundraising http://www.zawya.com/story/Reduced_oil_cash_to_hit_some_Mideast_PE_fundraising-ZAWYA20151111055338/ Private equity fundraising in the Middle East may see a hit as private investors rein in spending. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:01:18 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20151111055338 Open