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New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Country Logistics Officer, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Finance and Administrative Officer, ICMP – International Commission on Missing Persons Senior Technical Advisor, International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) Programme Specialist (ED & IG), UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Development […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Activating Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods (AMAL) Project Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) National Project Coordinator, ILO – International Labour Organization ICT Specialist – System Support, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Communications / Social Network Associate, UNOPS – United Nations […]

FAO, WFP support Sustainable Livelihoods in Iraq

Today on World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) renewed their commitment to supporting the government of Iraq in ensuring that all Iraqis have food security by 2030, with a focus on nutritious food and sustainable livelihoods. “World Food Day is […]

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Iraq Duty Free plans First Downtown Store in Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraq Duty Free is reported to be in the process of securing approval to operate the first downtown duty free store in Iraq. The project, to be located in Baghdad, is expected to begin early next year, and open in June 2020. The company is also expanding at Basra International Airport and […]

Syrian Kurds Flee to Iraq

On Saturday night (12/10) almost 200 Syrian Kurds started crossing the border into Iraq’s Kurdistan Region (KRI) to escape bombardments in North Eastern Syria. The families crossed unofficial entry points into KRI, through the villages of Masaka and Sahela. A day after their entry into Iraq, 182 Syrians were brought by local security forces to […]

Baghdad Council Elects New Governor

By John Lee. The Baghdad Provincial Council has reportedly elected Mohammed Jaber al-Atta as new governor, replacing Falah al-Jazairi, who was sacked last week following protests. According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Al-Atta is a member of the “State of Law” coalition, led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Iraqi Cabinet to Help Young Entrepreneurs

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has said it will simplify company registration procedures for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-35 years), and exempt them from any associated fees. It has also announced that it will provide unemployed graduates and others wishing to start manufacturing projects with free training and support to start their projects. The new […]

Govt Promises More Jobs and Houses

Summary of government measures to boost employment, address housing shortage and support low-income groups Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the High Committee for the Distribution of Land. The Committee reviewed preparations for the distribution of plots of land to low-income groups in Iraqi provinces, and the allocation of more […]

Video: Will Protesters in Iraq get what they want?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fed up with years of corruption, unemployment and a lack of basic services, tens of thousands of Iraqis are taking to the streets to protest for a better future. Security forces have responded […]