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Video: Iraq’s Internet Blackout Continues

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has been engulfed in violent protests in the past few weeks as soldiers fired live rounds into crowds. But this has only entrenched the protesters’ position as they demand a complete overhaul […]

Iraqi Govt continues to Block Social Media

The Iraqi government continues to block social media websites in all governorates amid mass demonstrations in the country. This is despite the partial return of internet service in the capital Baghdad and the southern governorates. Despite the intermittent return of the internet service, the blocking of social media websites continues in all governorates of Iraq, […]

MAG, Facebook Reducing Casualties from ISIS Mines

MAG teams up with Facebook to reduce casualties from ISIS mines in Iraq The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has launched an innovative project with Facebook and the US government to help people in northern Iraq learn how to stay safe from the landmines and unexploded bombs left behind after years of war. The initiative uses […]

Internet access cut across much of Iraq

Internet access has been cut off across much of Iraq including the capital Baghdad with connectivity falling below 70%, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said, amid renewed anti-government protests that turned violent and spread nationwide. Earlier on Wednesday social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as messaging application WhatsApp all appeared to be have […]

The Impact of GDPR in Iraq

By Nick O’Connell, Partner, Al Tamimi & Co. This briefing note was originally published by lus laboris and is republished with permission by Iraq Business News. In Iraq the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had limited impact. There is currently no modern data protection law in Iraq, and there is accordingly no […]

Zain Iraq Revenues up 14%

By John Lee. Zain Iraq‘s revenues for the first half of 2019 were up 14 percent on the same period last year. In its results for first six months of 2019, the company said: “Zain Iraq performed exceptionally well in H1 2019 when compared to H1 2018 with revenue reaching USD 522 million and EBITDA […]

Asiacell Increases Customer Base

By John Lee. Asiacell Iraq has increased its customer base by six percent in the first six months of this year, according to its parent, the Qatari company Ooredoo. In its results for the first half of 2019, the company said: “Despite intensifying price competition, Asiacell maintained stable revenues of QAR 2.2 billion during the […]