iraq corruption

UN Says to Help Iraq Tackle Rampant Corruption

BAGHDAD, Aug 11 – 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 Daesh militants. The U.N. Development Program will recruit international investigators to mentor and train Iraqi government auditors tasked with corruption investigations, it said in a

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Iraq PM Abadi Urges Lawmakers to Stop Squabbling, Rally Behind Army

BAGHDAD, June 2 – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has appealed to politicians to “freeze” their wrangling over his anti-corruption reforms and unite behind the army as it battles Daesh in Falluja, near Baghdad. Abadi has been grappling with a political crisis since February and has been unable to rally the main blocs in parliament to

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U.S., Iran Keep Iraqi PM in Place as He Challenges Ruling Elite

By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, April 5 – The United States and Iran have formed an unlikely tacit alliance behind Iraq’s prime minister as he challenges the ruling elite with plans for a non-political cabinet to fight corruption undermining the OPEC nation’s economic and political stability. Local calls for Haider al-Abadi’s removal —

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Iraq: Make or Break

Iraq’s state of play is holding back reform BY Mohammed A. Salih Even by the standards of the ever-dramatic world of Iraqi politics, today’s stakes are at a current high. On March 31, Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi proposed a near complete reshuffle of his cabinet, with a list of 10 candidates chosen on the basis of

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