Trial Production starts at Attock Cement

By John Lee. Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL), which makes the Falcon brand of cements, has announced that trial production has started at its newly-built plant in Iraq. The Express Tribune quotes analyst Syeda Humaira Akhtar as saying: “The demand scenario in Iraq is very strong and it is going to be stronger with expected […]

Iraqi Children Foundation, safeguarding Iraq’s Future Generations

By Hussein Al-alak. Republished with permission. Iraqi Children Foundation, safeguarding Iraq’s future generations For millions of people around the world, the welfare of Iraqi children is key to safeguarding the future peace and stability of Iraq. In this exclusive interview, Hussein Al-alak talks to Mohammed Khudairi, of the US based Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF), about […]

Recovery and Stability through Local Development

Supporting Recovery and Stability in Iraq through Local Development The Steering Committee of the programme Supporting Recovery and Stability in Iraq through Local Development held its first annual meeting in Erbil, on 17 April 2019. The programme is funded by the European Union (EU) with €47.5 million over 4 years, and implemented by the United […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 18th April 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD592 (+1.8%) / $636 (+1.7%) (weekly change) (-10.3% and -10.4% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Investigator, UNS-SPM UNITAD – United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Daesh/ISIL Legal Officer, UNS-SPM UNITAD – United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Daesh/ISIL Senior Legal Officer, UNS-SPM UNITAD – United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Daesh/ISIL Senior Mission Planning Officer, […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Human Resources Clerk, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Information Management Assistant, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Accountant, Management Systems International (MSI) Programme Officer (Data Analysis), UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Head […]

HRW: “Torture Persists in Mosul Jail”

Iraqi officers have committed torture at a detention facility in Mosul at least through early 2019, months after Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on the abuses and shared information about those responsible, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The Iraqi government did not respond to two Human Rights Watch letters requesting an update on steps […]

Iraq and Saudi sign 13 New Agreements

By John Lee. Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed 13 political and economic agreements during the visit by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the Saudi capital Riyadh. According to Reuters, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has said that Saudi state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco will help Iraq explore for gas in the western desert. […]

Zhongman starts Drilling in Diyala Province

By John Lee. China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp., Ltd. (ZPEC) has reportedly started drilling its first oil well in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala on Tuesday. The mayor of Qazaniya told Xinhua that it is more than fifty years since an oil well was drilled in Diyala province. Mazin al-Khuzaie added that […]

IBBC presents Iraq’s First Tech Conference

The IBBC (Iraq Britain Business Council) is launching a Tech Conference in Baghdad on 29th and 30th April. The Conference is showcasing leading Iraqi and International companies with the intention of building confidence for Tech initiatives within Iraq. Iraq is at a pivotal point in its development as it revives and rebuilds its infrastructure, so […]

US Provides Additional $100m for Iraq Stabilization

U.S. Government to Provide Additional $100 Million for Iraq Stabilization US Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood has announced that the United States Government intends to provide an additional $100 million to help stabilize liberated areas once held by the Islamic State. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide the funds to the United […]