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UN Condemns Destruction of Iraqi Heritage

The United Nations General Assembly today expressed outrage that attacks on Iraq’s cultural heritage are being used as a tactic of war to spread terror and hatred, “a new phenomenon,” the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) labelled as a form of “cultural cleansing” threatening the people and security in the […]

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Vaccination Drive to keep Iraq Polio-Free

WHO and UNICEF Iraq Launch Vaccination Drive to keep the Country Polio-Free Iraqi children under five this week are again the centre of a mass vaccination campaign that started on 24 May across all governorates in Iraq tokeep the country polio-free after completing one year since the last case of polio was recorded in a […]

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Baroness Nicholson re-confirmed as UK Trade Envoy to Iraq

The Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Executive Chairman, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, has been reconfirmed as UK’s official Trade Envoy to Iraq by the newly appointed Minister for Trade and Investment. Francis Maude said the continuation of the Trade Envoy programme reflected the strong sense he had of the contribution they were making to the […]

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Qatari FM arrives in Iraq

By John Lee. The Qatari Foreign Minister, Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, arrived in Baghdad on Thursday on an official visit. He is scheduled to meet a number of Iraqi government officials to discuss relations between the two countries, and the latest developments in the region. He was met on arrival at Baghdad International […]

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Iran to Drill Iraqi Oil and Gas Fields?

By John Lee. The head of the state-run Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC), Idriss Mohsin al-Yasiri, is reported to have held closed-door talks with the  CEO of Iran’s North Drilling Company, Hedayatollah Khademi. According to Iran’s PressTV, Al-Yasiri said the Iranian company was able to provide a “full cycle of services”, and said he expected the […]

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Iraqi Bank to Open 5 more Branches

By John Lee. The National Bank of Iraq plans to open five more branches in Iraq by the end of this year, in what Reuters described as a sign that there is still money to be made in much of the country despite civil war and low oil prices. Vice-chairman Ayman Abu-Dhaim told the news […]

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Iraq Plans Big Increase in Oil Exports

By John Lee. Iraq is planning to boost crude exports by about 26 percent, according to a report from Bloomberg. Shipping schedules suggest exports of a record 3.75 million bpd in June. Deputy Oil Minister Fayyad al-Nimaa said recently that export capacity is currently capped at 3.1 million bpd. Commenting in Forbes, petroleum economist Michael […]

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Video: Can Iraq win back Anbar?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Professor Saad Jawad, a senior fellow of the Middle East Centre at The London School of Economics, joins us to discuss the difficulties and opportunities that the Iraqi government will face in reclaiming […]

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