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Contracts Awarded to supply ICT kit to UNMAS Iraq

By John Lee. Two companies have won contracts with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the “Supply and Delivery of ICT Equipment for UNMAS Iraq“. Lot 1 – Laptop Computers and Peripherals: Contract value of $32,320, awarded to Zero One Co. Ltd.  Lot 2 – Apple Branded Tablets: Contract value of $10,130, […]

Youth in 2030 Agenda

By Sundus Abbas, SDGs project Manager. The importance of human development in Iraq stems from the damage Iraqis underwent as a result of decades of despotism, war and different forms of violence and insecurity. Despite all that, Iraq’s strongest asset and real wealth remains the young population that can face all forms of the current […]

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 […]

What’s Really Polluting the Shatt al-Arab?

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. What’s Really Polluting Southern Iraq’s Most Important Waterway? For years, fish and other marine life has been disappearing from the all-important Shatt al-Arab waterway in Basra. This wide river at […]

The Subtle Power of Sistani

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On November 11, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani received Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the representative in Iraq of the United Nations secretary general. Sistani welcomed a reform plan proposed by Plasschaert […]

DNO announces Oil and Gas Discovery

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced issuance of a notice of discovery to the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on the Baeshiqa-2 exploration well, in accordance with the requirements of the Production Sharing Contract, after flowing hydrocarbons to surface from the upper part of Triassic Kurra Chine B reservoir. Following acid […]

UNOPS Agreement for Hardware Tools, Cleaning Materials

By John Lee. Two companies have been chosen by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the “Long Term Agreement for Provision of Hardware Tools and Cleaning Materials in Iraq“. Lot 1 – Central and Norther Governorates: awarded to Albilad Alhurra company  Lot 1 – Central and Norther Governorates: awarded to HRA for […]

Security Forces Attack Medics Treating Protesters

By John Lee. Iraqi security forces have attacked medical workers for treating protesters since protests began on October 25, 2019, firing on medical workers, tents, and ambulances with teargas and live ammunition, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The attacks have left at least one medic dead. “Medics have become another victim of the […]

IBBC hosts Major Iraqi Business Delegation in London

IBBC hosts largest ever delegation of Iraqi business people at London Business Forum In a wide-ranging business event over 230 Iraqi business-people and 70 British gathered to meet and discuss Business relations, trade, investment and engagement with the UK’s Business community. Delegates from all regions of Iraq through the chambers of commerce gathered to hear […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 14th November 2019). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD646 (+0.2%) / $687 (+0.2%) (weekly change) (-2.0% and -3.2% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded […]

Is Iran trying to Hijack Protesters’ Demands?

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Is Iran trying to hijack Iraqi protesters’ demands? In reaction to continuing mass protests that began Oct. 1, the Supreme Judicial Council is reviewing the Iraqi Constitution and will submit proposed amendments to parliament […]

Pompeo calls on Iraq to Enact Reforms and Tackle Corruption

The following is attributable to US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke [on Tuesday] with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. Secretary Pompeo emphasized that peaceful public demonstrations are a fundamental element of all democracies. The Secretary deplored the death toll among the protesters as a result of the […]