By John Lee. The Trump administration has reportedly granted Iraq a further 90-day extension to ...
By John Lee. A Turkish airline will start new services from Diyarbakir and Gaziantep to ...
By John Lee. The head of Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has said that the ...
By John Lee. US-based QSC has announced that GSL Professional will begin distributing QSC Systems ...
By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has hosted a workshop on investing in ...
By John Lee. The Trump administration has reportedly granted Iraq a further 90-day extension to the waiver exempting it from US sanctions on Iran. CNBC quotes a senior State Department official as saying on condition of anonymity: “While this waiver is intended to help Iraq mitigate energy shortages, we continue to discuss our Iran-related sanctions […]
By John Lee. A Turkish airline will start new services from Diyarbakir and Gaziantep to Erbil from 21st March. AnadoluJet, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, plans to offer three flights per week to each location. (Source: AnadoluJet)
By John Lee. The head of Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has said that the Iraqi provinces are “fertile lands for investment” and have natural and human resources that enable them of making any investment project succeed. Dr Sami al-Araji added that if capital is looking for a secure environment, then Iraq welcomes it under […]
By John Lee. US-based QSC has announced that GSL Professional will begin distributing QSC Systems and Live Sound portfolios in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, including Iraq, beginning 1 July 2019. Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales Management, QSC EMEASA, said: “As QSC continues to expand the Q-SYS Ecosystem and Live Sound portfolio and focus […]
By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has hosted a workshop on investing in the tourism sector and hotels business in Iraq. The event was prepared in cooperation with the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy in Baghdad, and was attended by the heads of the five-star hotels in Baghdad and other […]
A U.S.-Iraq Security Partnership: Avoiding the Pitfalls Just Ahead The dust of last year’s final campaign to destroy the Islamic State “caliphate” had hardly settled before talk of expelling U.S. forces began to circulate in Iraq’s newly seated Council of Representatives (COR), according to a report from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy: “This […]
By John Lee. A report from Bellingcat claims to have identified the source of a mysterious black sludge in Mosul Lake. Analysis of open source satellite images suggest a combination of oil waste water, caused by either oil dumping or flooding of polluted rivers by the winter rains. Click here to read the full report. […]
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is rehabilitating 15,000 houses in West Mosul, bringing the total number of houses in its stabilization portfolio to more than 30,000 – the largest of its kind in Iraq. The project in West Mosul covers 29 neighbourhoods that were hardest hit during the fight to liberate the city from […]
By John Lee. NIC Hosts Franchise Workshop which Aims to Expand the Activities of International Commercial Brands in Iraq Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), in coordination with the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy in Baghdad, has hosted a franchise granting workshop over four days for the Iraqi private sector to expand the […]
Basrah Museum Opens New Sumer, Assyria And Babylonia Galleries The official opening of three new galleries in the Basrah Museum on March 19th marks the completion of a project to refurbish all major exhibition space at the complex. It is a further important milestone in the creation of a major hub for the protection and […]
By John Lee. Baghdad has again been ranked as the city with the world’s worst quality of living, according to the Mercer 2019 Quality of Living Survey. Just ahead of it in the table of 231 cities are Bangui in the Central African Republic and Sana’a in Yemen. Vienna again retains the top spot; Zurich […]
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