Zawya.com - Iraq Editor's Pick http://www.zawya.com/editors-pick/rss/iraq/ en-us Copyright 2015 Zawya Ltd. All rights reserved. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:58:08 GMT 37 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 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 What next for oil prices? http://www.zawya.com/story/What_next_for_oil_prices-ZAWYA20141124111742/ Mena Fund Manager looks at what comes next for crude. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:24:27 GMT MENA Fund Manager ZAWYA20141124111742 Open Oil price seen falling to USD 60 if OPEC does not cut output http://www.zawya.com/story/Oil_price_seen_falling_to_USD_60_if_OPEC_does_not_cut_output-TR20141124nL6N0TA4E6X2/ OPEC's credibility may be in question if no output cut is agreed. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:36:02 GMT Reuters TR20141124nL6N0TA4E6X2 Open Mideast needs pan-Arab bank to spur development-ESCWA http://www.zawya.com/story/Mideast_needs_panArab_bank_to_spur_developmentESCWA-ZAWYA20141120114649/ Greater regional economic integration is needed to fill financing gaps. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:10:02 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20141120114649 Open Reviving Mideast private equity market draws international interest http://www.zawya.com/story/Reviving_Mideast_private_equity_market_draws_international_interest-TR20141118nL5N0SL0L7X2/ The Middle East's private equity market is trying to put its Wild West days behind it. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:22:59 GMT Reuters TR20141118nL5N0SL0L7X2 Subscription COLUMN-OPEC's options (none of them good) http://www.zawya.com/story/COLUMNOPECs_options_none_of_them_good-TR20141118nL6N0T740GX2/ OPEC may face its toughest test in five years in deciding whether and how to respond to the drop in oil prices. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:32:29 GMT Reuters TR20141118nL6N0T740GX2 Open Iran uses China bank to transfer funds to Quds-linked companies - report http://www.zawya.com/story/Iran_uses_China_bank_to_transfer_funds_to_Qudslinked_companies__report-ZAWYA20141118052330/ The transfers help fund international operations of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' elite Quds Force. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:10 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20141118052330 Open Iraqis show no sign of uniting in response to massacre of Sunni tribe http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqis_show_no_sign_of_uniting_in_response_to_massacre_of_Sunni_tribe-TR20141117nL3N0T74MGX2/ The government appears to be doing little to assimilate Sunnis in any move towards unity. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:53:37 GMT Reuters TR20141117nL3N0T74MGX2 Open Lebanon's politics paralysed by regional conflict http://www.zawya.com/story/Lebanons_politics_paralysed_by_regional_conflict-TR20141113nL6N0SX2SGX2/ Attempts to isolate Lebanon from regional chaos has led to a near shutdown of political life. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:51:52 GMT Reuters TR20141113nL6N0SX2SGX2 Open SPECIAL REPORT-The fighters of Iraq who answer to Iran http://www.zawya.com/story/SPECIAL_REPORTThe_fighters_of_Iraq_who_answer_to_Iran-TR20141112nL3N0T15KEX2/ The militias, and the men who run them, are key to Iran's power and influence inside neighbouring Iraq. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:16:19 GMT Reuters TR20141112nL3N0T15KEX2 Open U.S. weighs sanctions on Libyan factions to halt proxy war http://www.zawya.com/story/US_weighs_sanctions_on_Libyan_factions_to_halt_proxy_war-ZAWYA20141109061105/ The U.S. is considering imposing sanctions on Libya's combative factions to prevent full-blown civil war. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 06:14:30 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20141109061105 Open Uncurbed sectarianism prompted village attack say Saudi Shi'ites http://www.zawya.com/story/Uncurbed_sectarianism_prompted_village_attack_say_Saudi_Shiites-TR20141106nL6N0SW33ZX2/ Saudi Arabia's Shi'a minority feels increasingly vulnerable in a country where anger is rising among the majority sect at the plight of Sunnis in other countries. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:43:36 GMT Reuters TR20141106nL6N0SW33ZX2 Open Palestinian anger boils in the heart of East Jerusalem http://www.zawya.com/story/Palestinian_anger_boils_in_the_heart_of_East_Jerusalem-TR20141106nL6N0SV5FFX2/ Palestinians say anger in their community now probably exceeds that of 2000, when the second Palestinian uprising began. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:12:34 GMT Reuters TR20141106nL6N0SV5FFX2 Open Life under Islamic State in Iraq's Falluja http://www.zawya.com/story/Life_under_Islamic_State_in_Iraqs_Falluja-TR20141103nL4N0ST25EX2/ After Islamic State seized Falluja in January it persuaded a man making covers for cars to sell suicide vests instead, one of many changes in the Iraqi city as it adapts to life under the ultra-hardline Sunni militants. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:44:39 GMT Reuters TR20141103nL4N0ST25EX2 Open Qatar pares support for Islamists but careful to preserve ties http://www.zawya.com/story/Qatar_pares_support_for_Islamists_but_careful_to_preserve_ties-TR20141102nL5N0SR0S2X2/ The breadth and resilience of Qatar's links to Islamist groups fuels suspicions in many other Gulf states. Sun, 02 Nov 2014 09:16:00 GMT Reuters TR20141102nL5N0SR0S2X2 Open Iraqi tribal leaders' pleas for help ignored before massacre http://www.zawya.com/story/Iraqi_tribal_leaders_pleas_for_help_ignored_before_massacre-ZAWYA20141101063601/ The shooting of members of the Albu Nimr tribe by Islamic State fighters in the Iraqi city of Hit appears to be their worst mass killing yet of fellow Sunnis. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:41:17 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20141101063601 Open