Turkey to Lift Ban on Flights to Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Turkey’s ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, will reportedly be lifted. The country’s Transport Minister, Cahit Turhann told Anadolu Agency: “Turkish Airlines will resume its flights from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah [on Friday], seven flights a week.” According to Rudaw, Ankara has delayed the resumption of flights until Saturday due to technical […]

Iran “the only Victor” in Iraq War

By John Lee. The US Army has published a report on its 2003 invasion of Iraq, and subsequent developments until the withdrawal of troops, claiming that Iran was the only real winner of the operation. “The U.S. Army in the Iraq War” was released Thursday in two volumes entitled “Invasion and Insurgency—Civil War, 2003-2006” and […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Field Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Head of Solutions Mapping, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Head of Experimentation, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Head of Exploration, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Transport Assistant, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Driver, UNAMI – United Nations […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Information Management Officer, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Reporting Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Community Stabilization Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Legal Analyst, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq […]

Exploring Tech in Iraq – Digital Innovation

By Alexander Southworth, Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). Exploring Tech in Iraq: ‘Sandoog – solving Iraq’s logistics nightmare by digital innovation’ There is a revolution happening in Iraq but not like the country has seen before. This revolution is based on advances in technology that are transforming the digital landscape of the country. The changes […]

Genel shares Rise on Chevron Iraq Partnership

Shares in Genel Energy were trading up 6 percent on Monday afternoon after the company announced that it has reached agreement to acquire stakes in the Chevron-operated Sarta and Qara Dagh blocks (pictured), in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Genel will acquire 30% equity in the Sarta licence by paying a 50% share of ongoing […]

TBI wins at International Finance Awards

The state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has been recognised for its outstanding performance and service, taking home two awards at the International Finance Awards 2018. London based ‘International Finance’ magazine rewarded TBI’s continued commitment towards providing modern banking services in Iraq, presenting the ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Priority Bank’ awards during a special […]

“Discussions Ongoing” between Siemens and Iraq

By John Lee. Talks are reported to be continuing between Germany’s Siemens and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity regarding a major investment in the country’s electricity infrastructure. Lisa Davis (pictured), CEO of the Siemens Gas and Power Operating Company, and member of the corporation’s managing board, told The National last week that “discussions are ongoing”, […]

Al Maseer Insurance joins IBBC

Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Al Maseer Insurance Company has joined the Council. Founded in 2011, Al Maseer provide a range of insurance products covering the key sectors in Iraq: construction insurance, energy insurance, agriculture insurance, health insurance, marine insurance, motor insurance, property insurance. Chairman and  co-founder, Arak Fadhil Hameed Al-Bayati, said […]

Post-Daesh Iraq: France’s Engagement

In December 2017, Iraqi authorities announced that they had completely freed areas previously controlled by the Daesh terrorist organization. Today, Iraq has entered a crucial phase of national reconciliation, stabilization and reconstruction of freed regions. These actions are essential for a lasting victory against terrorism and the return of displaced persons. Humanitarian and stabilization assistance […]

Continued Winter Assistance Needed for IDPs

Continued Winter Assistance Needed for Displaced and Vulnerable Iraqis: IOM As winter temperatures set in, accompanied by winds and rain, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq has completed the three-month distribution of 25,000 winter non-food item kits. Consisting of heaters, blankets and jerry cans, the kits meet the most urgent needs of 150,000 […]

Erdogan’s plans in Iraqi Kurdistan may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For about 10 years, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which controls Erbil and Dahuk provinces in Iraq, has enjoyed close working relations with the Turkish government on trade, energy […]