US Company Wins Contract for Mine Detection

By John Lee. An American company have won a tender to supply a mine detector to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq. The contract with Sarkar Tactical Ltd is valued at $129,768. (Source: UNGM)

Iraqi Air Force receives more Korean Fighter Jets

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has received another six new T-50 fighter jets under a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). According to previously-released information, Iraq’s T-50 fleet is planned to grow to 24 by early next year. (Source: Iraqi Air Force)

Norway Renews Commitment to Stabilization in Iraq

The Government of Norway is supporting the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with an additional NOK 25 million (approximately USD 3 million) for stabilization in Iraq, bringing Norway’s total contribution since 2015 to USD 36 million, the seventh largest donor to FFS. The fund will be directed towards UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) which […]

New Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women in Iraq

Government of Iraq and United Nations Launch National Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women in Iraq The Government of Iraq and the United Nations in Iraq launched today a national strategy to combat violence against women, a significant step towards achieving women’s rights. This strategy provides an overall framework on which policy and decision makers […]

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 […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 6th December 2018). Note: ISX will be closed on Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) due to the anniversary of the victory against ISIS. The next trading session will be on Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2018). Please click here to download a table of listed companies […]

Iraq’s Democratic Experience – Prospects and Challenges

Statement by Alice Walpole, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General Iraq’s Democratic Experience – Prospects and Challenges Rafidain Centre, Najaf 4 December 2018 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, Thank you for the invitation to speak here today, at the Al-Rafidain Center, on Iraq’s democratic experience. 2018 has been both an encouraging and challenging year […]

KRG PM Barzani receives Lebanese Delegation

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil, Minister of State for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni, and their accompanying delegation. In the meeting, also attended by Kurdistan Regional Government ministers and senior officials, they discussed the political situation in Iraq including the post-election process, and the formation of the new […]

Video: Iraq’s Ancient Pottery Industry Struggling

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s ancient pottery culture in the holy city of Najaf is dying out with the increasing demand for more modern products. Iraqis, who traditionally used clay utensils for storing food and cooking are turning […]

Nineveh-Duhok Customs Post Removed

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly removed the Fayida customs post between Mosul and Duhok province on Tuesday, following a parliamentary vote that deemed the customs points illegal and ordered their removal. According to Rudaw, the checkpoint, along with two others established by former Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi between Sulaimani and Kirkuk and […]