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Iraq reopens Syria Crossing

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly reopened the Al-Qaim border-crossing with Syria on Monday, following a closure of eight years. Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Khaled al-Rahmoun, is quoted as saying that the opening signified “the victory of the Iraqi and Syrian people over all terrorist groups, especially Daesh.” According to Reuters, the crossing is crucial for […]

How the US Could Lose Iraq

By John Lee. There is a battle for influence in Iraq today, and Iran is winning, according to an opinion piece in National Interest. Michael Rubin (pictured), resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, writes that while diplomats from other countries are free to enjoy the return to normalcy in Baghdad, with its new and […]

IBBC hosts Iraq Business Forum

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is hosting over 250 Iraqi business people to a special trade and business conference in Westminster central hall on November 13th all day. The business people will be looking for British companies to interact and meet, for imports and exports of a wide range of products and sectors. British […]

ACWA Power Signs MoU with Iraq Energy Institute

ACWA Power, a Saudi-based developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraq Energy Institute (IEI), an independent non-profit policy institute, to collaborate on research development projects and enhance capacity building programs that will contribute to the optimum development of Iraq’s energy sector. The […]

IBN Welcomes New Expert Bloggers

By Padraig O’Hannelly. This week at Iraq Business News, we are delighted to welcome two new Expert Bloggers to our ranks: Sharing an Expert Blogger slot, Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf are the co-founders of Five One Labs, the hugely impressive start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Launching […]

Some Positive Indicators for Iraq

By John Lee. At Iraq Business News, we are often asked how we see Iraq developing over the coming months and years. The truth is that none of us has a crystal ball, but it’s possible that some data from our website may give a feel for the direction of sentiment towards Iraq: Pageviews for […]

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The 5 Challenges to Tech Entrepreneurship in Iraq

By Alice Bosley and Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders of Five One Labs. At Five One Labs, we work with idea or early-stage entrepreneurs from diverse communities to launch scalable, innovative businesses. We’ve had the privilege to work with tech startups like Dada, PHARX, Khanoo and more, and deeply understand the struggles that entrepreneurs who pursue apps, […]

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 […]

Iraq to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has reportedly said that Iraq will join China’s “Belt and Road” [One Belt One Road] initiative. According to AFP, he made the announcement in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit to the country. President Xi said that China would like “to push […]

Iraq “Expels Taiwanese Business Delegation”

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly expelled a visiting Taiwanese business delegation from the country. According to Focus Taiwan, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was abruptly notified that the delegation’s visas had been canceled a few days after its members had arrived in the country. The delegation was scheduled to visit Baghdad and […]

Iraq, Kuwait‌ ‌”at‌ ‌loggerheads‌” ‌over‌ Maritime Border

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq and‌ ‌Kuwait‌ ‌are at‌ ‌loggerheads‌ ‌over‌ ‌conflicting‌ maritime border ‌claims‌ Efforts‌ ‌to‌ ‌resolve‌ ‌a‌ ‌slow-burning‌ ‌maritime‌ ‌boundary‌ ‌dispute‌ ‌between‌ ‌Iraq‌ ‌and‌ ‌Kuwait‌ ‌hit‌ ‌a‌ ‌dead […]

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