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KRG PM Barzani receives Lebanese Delegation

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil, Minister of State for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni, and their accompanying delegation. In the meeting, also attended by Kurdistan Regional Government ministers and senior officials, they discussed the political situation in Iraq including the post-election process, and the formation of the new […]

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Video: Iraq’s Ancient Pottery Industry Struggling

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s ancient pottery culture in the holy city of Najaf is dying out with the increasing demand for more modern products. Iraqis, who traditionally used clay utensils for storing food and cooking are turning […]

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Nineveh-Duhok Customs Post Removed

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly removed the Fayida customs post between Mosul and Duhok province on Tuesday, following a parliamentary vote that deemed the customs points illegal and ordered their removal. According to Rudaw, the checkpoint, along with two others established by former Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi between Sulaimani and Kirkuk and […]

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Iraq “Cannot Stop Trading with Iran”

Iraq’s new Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim highlighted the importance of bilateral relations with Iran and said the Arab country cannot cut off its trade ties with the Islamic Republic due to the US sanctions. Alhakim pointed to Washington’s economic sanctions against Tehran and said, the value of annual trade between Iran and Iraq amount […]

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UK Delegation meets KRG PM Barzani

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq Baroness Emma Harriet Nicholson, UK Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks, and UK Consul-General to the Kurdistan Region Martyn Warr. Baroness Nicholson welcomed the progress made in the dialogue between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad to settle outstanding issues. She also expressed her […]

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Putin may visit Baghdad amid growing Russian-Iraqi Contacts

By Ruslan Mamedov for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Putin eyes visit to Baghdad amid growing Russian-Iraqi contacts Lately, official Russian-Iraqi contacts have been intensifying noticeably. On Nov. 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iraqi President Barham Salih met behind […]

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Gas Imports from Iran Interrupted

By John Lee. Gas exports from Iran to Iraq have reportedly been interrupted as authorities in Iran repair pipeline damage caused during a recent earthquake. The gas is used for electricity generation, with the cut reducing available power by 2,500 megawatts (MW). Supplies are expected to be restored over the coming days. (Sources: Iraq Oil […]

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Iraq Falls Again in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Iraq has fallen one place in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 143rd place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. Despite Iraq’s […]

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260+ attend IBBC Iraq Reconstruction Conference

IBBC welcomed 260+ delegates to Dubai to discuss ‘Iraq – Reconstruction & Rebuilding, how to deliver Vision’ with expert Industry, Government and International Organisations on 25th November Iraq Britain Business Council held its annual Autumn Conference in Dubai yesterday on the 25th November at the Address Dubai Marina in Dubai. The event hosted many speakers […]

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