Archive | 21st October 2012

Iraq Signs $3bn Deal for F-16 Fighter Jets

By John Lee. Iraq’s acting defense minister, Sadoun al-Dulaimi, has said that the government has inked a new $3-billion contract with the US to buy another 18 F-16 fighter, according to MENA. The minister said that the new purchase is part of an agreement to buy a total of 36 fighters from the US. He […]

Largest US Business Delegation Visits Kurdistan

President Masoud Barzani welcomed the largest ever American business delegation this week which was visiting Kurdistan to explore investment opportunities in the Kurdistan Region and to participate in the Erbil International Fair. The US-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC) brought a 48-member delegation, representing 30 companies in diverse sectors, to meet with various KRG officials in Erbil […]

Return of the Orient Express

By Saleh Elias. 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 Mosul train station is empty after years of neglect. But local authorities say they want to revive railways here. It’s a sign of better conditions […]

US, Iraq Sign MoU on Disadvantaged Populations

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement to provide adequate protection and assistance to displaced persons and help the Ministry provide improved services to internally displaced persons and refugees. The MOU […]