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NIC Calls for Grand Faw Port Investment

NIC Calls for Grand Faw Port Investment

Ministry of Transport has announce the investment opportunity of constructing the Major Port of Faw (Al Faw Grand Port) according to investment law No. 13 for the year 2006, amended and its regulations. DESCRIPTION Project location: Faw Peninsula, Abdullah Khor beach, South of Iraq Project total area: 40 thousand donum Port area: 54 KM² Designed […]

Iraq Blocks Turkish Poultry Imports

Iraq Blocks Turkish Poultry Imports

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has been undertaking “a series of policy twists to restrict the exports of poultry products from Turkey.” The chairman of the Turkish Poultry Promotion Group, Müjdat Sezer, part of the country’s Ministry of Economy, told GlobalMeatNews: “Iraq decided to stop all imports of full chickens from Turkey. We don’t know […]

IS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape

IS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape

By John Lee. Human Rights Watch reports that the extremist group Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) has carried out systematic rape and other sexual violence against Yezidi women and girls in northern Iraq. The organisation conducted research in the town of Dohuk in January and February 2015, including interviewing 20 women and girls who escaped […]

Extremists, Oil or Kirkuk? Kurdistan’s Next Big Crisis

Extremists, Oil or Kirkuk? Kurdistan’s Next Big Crisis

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Extremists, Oil or Kirkuk? Iraqi Kurdistan’s Next Big Crisis: Its Presidency Several weeks ago Iraqi Kurdish MPs got into a fist fight in Parliament. The cause: Whether the current President […]

NIC Calls for Grand Faw Port Investment

NIC Calls for Grand Faw Port Investment

18 April 2015

Ministry of Transport has announce the investment opportunity of constructing the Major Port of Faw (Al Faw Grand Port) according to investment law No. 13 for the year 2006, amended and its regulations. DESCRIPTION Project location: Faw Peninsula, Abdullah Khor beach, South of Iraq Project...

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Iraq Blocks Turkish Poultry Imports

Iraq Blocks Turkish Poultry Imports

18 April 2015

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has been undertaking "a series of policy twists to restrict the exports of poultry products from Turkey." The chairman of the Turkish Poultry Promotion Group, Müjdat Sezer, part of the country’s Ministry of Economy, told GlobalMeatNews: "Iraq decided to...

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IS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape

IS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape

18 April 2015

By John Lee. Human Rights Watch reports that the extremist group Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) has carried out systematic rape and other sexual violence against Yezidi women and girls in northern Iraq. The organisation conducted research in the town of Dohuk in January and February 2015,...

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Extremists, Oil or Kirkuk? Kurdistan’s Next Big Crisis

Extremists, Oil or Kirkuk? Kurdistan’s Next Big Crisis

18 April 2015

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Extremists, Oil or Kirkuk? Iraqi Kurdistan's Next Big Crisis: Its Presidency Several weeks ago Iraqi Kurdish MPs got into a fist fight...

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Tishknet Expands Alepo Partnership

Tishknet Expands Alepo Partnership

18 April 2015

Alepo has announced that Sulaymaniya-based Tishknet has extended its Alepo policy, charging and CRM solution to provide support for its existing WiMAX services in addition to its future LTE network. The announcement follows a partnership agreement signed earlier this year between Tishknet and...

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Lukoil “was asked to Reduce Iraq Output”

Lukoil “was asked to Reduce Iraq Output”

17 April 2015

By John Lee. Russian oil company Lukoil was asked to "sharply reduce" output at West Qurna-2 this year, reports Reuters. Ravil Maganov (pictured), head of the company's upstream division, told reporters: "We've got the letter to curb our enthusiasm ... We were restricted to 250,000 barrels...

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Obama: An additional $200m for Iraq

Obama: An additional $200m for Iraq

17 April 2015

By John Lee. The United States is to provide an additional $200 million (240 billion Iraqi dinars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq. After a meeting with prime minister Haider Al-Abadi, President Obama said the United States has an obligation to help displaced families. The pledge did not...

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PM al-Abadi Meets Oil Bosses

PM al-Abadi Meets Oil Bosses

17 April 2015

During his visit to Washington this week, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received the Chairman and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, Mr. Steve Chazen, and the Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, Mr. Rex Tillerson, in separate meetings. Both chairmen discussed the progress in oil production in Iraq, and...

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Oilfield Torched near Erbil

Oilfield Torched near Erbil

17 April 2015

By John Lee. Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants set fire to an abandoned oil field near Makhmour and Qaraj, east of Erbil, on Wednesday. Anofficial told BasNews that the oil field is located between Peshmerga and IS militants’ frontlines, about 2 kilometres away from Peshmerga forces....

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ZagrosJet Launches Domestic Flights

ZagrosJet Launches Domestic Flights

17 April 2015

The Kurdish airline Zagros Jet has been granted permission to fly domestically within Iraq. According to a report from Ruday, this adds Bagdad, Sulaimaniya, Basra and Najaf to its list of destinations. The new service will start April 20 when the airline will begin offering six flights each...

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Iraqis on Social Media Fight Extremists Online

Iraqis on Social Media Fight Extremists Online

17 April 2015

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The extremist Islamic State group has worked the Internet to it's advantage from the very start of its campaign in Iraq. Locals have...

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Foreign Minister Receives Japanese Ambassador

Foreign Minister Receives Japanese Ambassador

17 April 2015

By John Lee. Foreign Minister, Dr. Ibrahim Al Jaafari, received the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq, Kazuya Nashida, in Baghdad this week. Minister Jaafari referred to the role played by Japan in Iraq in the investment field and supporting the Iraqi government's efforts in countering terrorism,...

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Video: Tikrit still Deserted after Liberation

Video: Tikrit still Deserted after Liberation

17 April 2015

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Calm has returned to Tikrit two weeks after Iraqi security forces and allied paramilitaries retook the city from the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) group....

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Iraq to Issue $5bn in Bonds

Iraq to Issue $5bn in Bonds

16 April 2015

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari (pictured) said on Wednesday that Iraq has decided to issue $5 billion in international bonds, as it attempts to finance a budget deficit of $25 billion for the current year. He told reporters in Washington that negotiations were in progress with...

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PM al-Abadi Meets US CEOs

PM al-Abadi Meets US CEOs

16 April 2015

By John Lee. On his official visit to the United States, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met a group of CEOs and chairmen of major US corporations in Washington on Tuesday. According to a statement from the PM's office, the business leaders shared their respective visions on assisting Iraq and...

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Iran Signs Deal on Clearing Waterway

Iran Signs Deal on Clearing Waterway

16 April 2015

By John Lee. During a visit to Basra, the Iranian Transport Minister, Abbas Akhwandi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Governor of Basra, Majid al-Nasrawi, to lift sunken ships in the Shaat al-Arab waterway. According to a report from AIN, the two also laid the corner...

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