Corruption Scuppers Projects in Baghdad

By John Lee. Al-Fanar Media has published a report entitled “Corruption Sidetracks Projects Intended to Make Baghdad a ‘Capital of Arab Culture”“. The article was first published in Arabic on the pan-Arab news site Daraj, with support from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). Click here to read the full report in English. (Source: Al-Fanar […]

Improved Access to Baghdad International Airport

By John Lee. Authorities in Baghdad are implementing a series of measures to improve passenger access to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). The measures include the widening of the main road to the airport, the removal of a number of security barriers and allowing vehicles to reach the departure terminals to drop off passengers. These measures […]

UK and Iraq agree Future Defence Relationship

By John Lee. British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace met with his Iraqi counterpart, His Excellency Najah al-Shammari, signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The work our personnel are doing in Iraq to help them combat the scourge of terrorism is absolutely vital. Not only are we making a valued international partner […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

DAFI Scholarships Opportunities are Now Open

You are invited to apply for 2019-2020 DAFI scholarship programme under the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative funded by the German Government and administered by the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). DAFI scholarship programme aims to support #refugee students in accessing higher education. The scholarship covers all tuition fees as well as […]

WFP Iraq Country Brief, July 2019

In Numbers 378,787 people assisted in July 2019 1,87 mt of food assistance distributed USD 3.04 million cash-based transfers made USD 68.2 million six months (August 2019 – WFP January 2020) net funding requirements Operational Updates In July, WFP delivered food assistance to 378,787 people in 10 governorates, reaching 89.7 percent of the monthly target […]

Wood Group expects Increased Activity in Iraq

By John Lee. Scottish-based engineering firm Wood Group plc has said that its operations in Iraq will see increased activity. In its half-year results for the six months ended 30 June 2019, the company said: “Growth in 2019 will be led by Operations Solutions, where we expect increased activity in Iraq with customers including Basra […]

Atrush Production exceeds 1m Barrels in July

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has announced that its subsidiary, TAQA Atrush B.V. (TAQA Iraq), has set a new production record from the Atrush oil field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. For the first time since the field commenced production operations in July 2017, the total monthly production volume exceeded 1 million […]

Abadi opens up about PMU, new PM, Iran

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former Iraqi premier opens up about PMU, new PM, Iran Al-Monitor’s correspondent in Iraq interviewed former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi at his family residence within the Green Zone in the […]

New Investment Opportunity in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Chlorine production plant – State Company for Mining (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Iran, Iraq Agree to Reopen Khosravi Border Crossing

The interior ministers of Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to implement plans to facilitate the Arbaeen pilgrimage to Iraq, including one on reopening the Khosravi border crossing. Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Al Yasiri met in Tehran on Saturday and signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the […]