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AT&T Expands Operations in Iraq

AT&T has opened a new affiliate office in “Energy City” in Basra to serve multi-national companies in Iraq, particularly those in the energy sector. Dan Walsh (pictured), AT&T’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Energy Business Solutions, said: “It’s not every day we open up a new country for AT&T. Our data services are available […]

PR Firm to support Iraqi Sunni Community

By John Lee. Washington DC-based communications consultancy Glover Park Group has reported that it has been engaged to work in the United States on behalf of the Iraqi Sunni community. In a statement made pursuant to the US’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Managing Director Joel Johnson (pictured) said that the company is acting on […]

KRG Moves to Outlaw Porn

By John Lee. According to a report from BasNews, members of the Kurdistan Region parliament have put forward a draft law blocking pornographic websites in Iraqi Kurdistan. MP Bahzad Darwesh from the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) told the publication that 27 MPs signed a draft law on 20th September, proposing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) […]

Concern for Safety of Journalists in Nineveh

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Ján Kubiš and UNESCO Representative to Iraq Axel Plathe are deeply concerned about the safety of journalists in Nineveh Governorate. The recent assassination of media workers and the increased acts of intimidation, harassment and violence to which they are exposed, dramatically testify to the […]

Lawmakers Focus on Eradicating Internet Porn

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. XXX trumps IS as Iraqi lawmakers focus on eradicating Internet porn Abdul-Hadi al-Hakim, an Iraqi parliament member with the Citizen Coalition, announced July 28 that more than 150 parliament members’ signatures had been collected […]

MEOSAT Iraq Service is Live

MEOSAT has announced that its O3b system is live and operational, delivering uninterrupted network service to Southern Iraq. Oilfields enabled by digital technologies provide the highest ROI and have the greatest potential to reduce risk, optimize production and contribute to higher operational efficiency for Oil & Gas operators. This is made ever more relevant and […]

Moving to the Cloud

By Shatakshi Singhania. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. “Moving to the cloud” was a phrase found only in fairy tales just two decades ago. Today, however, it refers to the use of servers, storage and other tools located in the Internet rather […]

Squire Patton Boggs no longer acting for KRG

By John Lee. Washington DC-based lobbying and legal services firm Squire Patton Boggs has reported that it is no longer acting for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). In a statement made pursuant to the US’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the company also confirmed that it had performed no reportable activity on behalf of the […]