Archive | November 9, 2013

BP Visits ‘Flashpoint’ Kirkuk Oilfield

By  John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] and BP CEO Bob Dudley (pictured) paid a visit to Kirkuk on Wednesday to win over the local government before the company starts work on this controversial northern oilfield that straddles the border with autonomous Kurdistan. Baghdad signed a deal in early […]

Border Smuggling Rises In Iranian Kurdistan

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mohammad Karimi was driving his car between two towns in the mountainous region of western Iran on an evening in early October. The vehicle was laden with satellite dishes, illegal under […]

Al-Qaeda Ups Mafia-Style Extortion in Mosul

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. Making Themselves at Home: al Qaeda Ups Mafia-Style Extortion in Mosul The northern Iraqi city of Mosul is well known as the base of Sunni Muslim extremists, Al Qaeda, […]

US Announces 2014 Fulbright Scholarships

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce the open application period for the 2014 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. In support of the U.S.–Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement, this program will provide 35 Iraqi scholars the opportunity to spend 10 weeks at a U.S. university for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. The application […]

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Proposed Personal Status Law will Not Help Jaafaris

By Salem Radwan al-Mousawi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Justice Minister Hassan al-Shammari recently prepared a new draft law regarding Jaafari [Shiite] personal status and Jaafari jurisprudence. He then submitted the law to the Council of Ministers, so that […]

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