11th August 2016
A United Nations agency said on Thursday it would help Iraq to tackle endemic graft that is eroding its economy and institutions as Baghdad struggles to defeat Islamic State militants. The U.N. Development Program will recruit international investigators to mentor and train Iraqi government auditors tasked with corruption investigations, it… Read More
9th August 2016
An Iraqi court closed a corruption case brought against Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri by Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, citing lack of evidence, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday. In parliament last week, Obeidi accused Jabouri and five other MPs of lobbying for businesses seeking contracts to sell overpriced planes, vehicles… Read More
2nd August 2016
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said six lawmakers accused of corruption in the defense sector would not be allowed to travel abroad until a parliamentary committee had completed an investigation. Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi on Monday accused Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri and five other MPs of lobbying for… Read More
1st August 2016
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an investigation on Monday into allegations of corruption in weapons deals that risk re-igniting a political crisis ahead of planned military moves to retake Mosul from Islamic State. Infighting over anti-corruption measures, which stalled government activity for several months and sparked clashes between protesters… Read More
15th July 2016
Moqtada al-Sadr's address called for the firing of corrupt Iraqi government officials. Read More
3rd March 2016
Islamic State terrorists are earning up to £14 million a month by funneling cash looted from Iraqi banks into legitimate currency speculation. Read More