Mustafa Saadoun


A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard at a checkpoint during a patrol at the border between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Feb. 17, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani)

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Iraq, Saudi Arabia to reopen border crossings after 27 years

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

As Iraq and Saudi are preparing to open land border crossings between them, trade activities are likely to resume in the next few weeks.

If Iran has its way, Abadi won't see a second term in Iraq

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Iran is seeking to preserve its influence in Iraq and hopes Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who it believes is undermining its efforts there, will not lead the next government.

Iraqi oppositionists appear safe in Qatar for now

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Politically besieged Doha is moving closer to Iraq, which raises concerns about the future of the Iraqi opposition residing in Qatar.

Planning minister: Iraq needs $100 billion for post-IS reconstruction

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Iraqi Minister of Planning Salman al-Jumaili spoke with Al-Monitor about rebuilding the liberated areas and the economic and social challenges the country faces.

Iraq hopes to bring FIFA soccer back to its stadiums

Sunday, Jul. 9, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Iraq is hosting showcase soccer games during a three-month "probation" period as it works to convince FIFA that the country has overcome security and organizational problems and is ready to get back in the game.

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Mustafa Saadoun is an Iraqi journalist covering human rights and also the founder and director of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. He formerly worked as a reporter for the Iraqi Council of Representatives. On Twitter: @SaadoonMustafa

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