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Zain Blames Iraq for Profit Slump

By John Lee. Kuwait’s Zain Group has reported a 26.7 percent fall in first-quarter profit on Tuesday, as its Iraq business suffered from political instability and intense competition. Zain Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer (pictured) noted: “The quarter reflected mixed results in what were quite challenging conditions in several of our key markets, especially Iraq where […]

Hermes Datacomms opens New Office in Erbil

Hermes Datacomms, a leading global provider of managed networks for the upstream oil and gas industry, part of the SpeedCast Group, today announced the opening of its newest office in Erbil, Iraq. The new facility is in direct response to increasing demand for services from the oil and gas sector in Iraq and will enable […]

Video: The Perilous Life of Journalists in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Since the US-led invasion in 2003, Iraq has been one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists. According to figures from the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 200 media workers […]

m2fx partners with Hevek for Fiber Optic

By John Lee. Fiber optic company m2fx has announced a new partnership with Hevek Company, expanding distribution of its products into Iraq for the first time. Hevek Company will provide customers with m2fx’s full product range, including its tough yet flexible range of pushable fiber cables, lightweight aerial solutions and microducts for Fiber to the […]

UNESCO, IJS Work Together for Press Freedom

Celebrating World Press Freedom in Baghdad, UNESCO and the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate (IJS) agreed to strengthen their cooperation to foster freedom of expression, develop the media sector and provide universal access to information and knowledge in Iraq. To this effect, IJS President Moaiyad al-Lami and UNESCO Representative to Iraq Axel Plathe (pictured) signed an agreement […]

Crisis Kills Off Kurdish Media

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. Blank Pages: Financial Crisis Kills Off Iraqi Kurdish Media, Endangers Fourth Estate Before the current financial and security crisis, some of the media in Iraqi Kurdistan had been thriving. Now, […]

Zain Iraq Applies for Share Listing

By John Lee. Zain Iraq has applied for a listing on the Baghdad stock exchange (ISX). As part of their 15-year licences awarded in 2007, Iraq’s three mobile network operators — Zain, Asiacell and Korek — were required to float at least a quarter of their shares and join the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) by […]

Tishknet Expands Alepo Partnership

Alepo has announced that Sulaymaniya-based Tishknet has extended its Alepo policy, charging and CRM solution to provide support for its existing WiMAX services in addition to its future LTE network. The announcement follows a partnership agreement signed earlier this year between Tishknet and Alepo for a complete LTE core network. With this project expansion, Tishknet […]