From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After a years-long absence predominantly due to security concerns, international football will return to Iraq when the country hosts a second-round match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.
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During a visit to Iraq, an Iranian deputy minister was updated on the latest status of two sports arenas that Iranian companies are constructing in Baghdad. Mojtaba Khosrotaj, Iran’s deputy minister of industry and head of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (PMOI), held a meeting with Iraq’s minister of youth and sports and with […]
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. Recently Najaf locals who want to preserve their archaeological treasures have been protesting, calling on the authorities to stop agricultural and housing development on top of ancient tombs and palaces. […]
By John Lee. Douglas Silliman, United States Ambassador to Iraq, has visited the Iraqi marshes in Dhi Qar province. While visiting the Chibayish area, he said the marshes have “great potential for tourism“. (Source: Douglas Silliman via Twitter)
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. Iraq’s Mythical Marshes, New UNESCO Site, See Increase In Tourism Over the past few months, the legendary marshes of Hawizeh have come alive again – and this time, with the […]
By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has ordered the completion of a new tourism facility at Muftiya City, on the Shatt al Arab. The 38-acre water city will included a waterpark, a leisure resort for families, and an aquarium. There will also be a zoo over 52 acres, a closed football […]
By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Karbala Provincial Council announced March 3 the formation of a committee to follow up on the issue of adding the city — which is home to about 300 […]
By John Lee. Baghdad has again been ranked as the city with the world’s worst quality of living, according to the Mercer 2017 Quality of Living Survey. Just ahead of it in the table of 231 cities are Sana’a in Yemen and Bangui in the Central African Republic. Vienna again retains the top spot; Zurich […]
By John Lee. AFP reports that Iraqi officials laid the cornerstone of a new Mid-Euphrates Airport, 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of Karbala. The $500-million project will be carried out by the UK-based Copperchase, with work supervised by the Khayrat al-Sibtein company, which belongs to the Imam Hussein shrine (pictured). During the ceremony, Karbala Governor […]
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. In an estimated three months’ time the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah will have its own version of Rome’s Colosseum. An arena for theatre and other kinds of entertainment that […]
By Changiz M. Varzi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A day after millions of Shiite Muslims marked Arbaeen, the annual pilgrimage to the Hussein mosque in the Iraqi city of Karbala, the front pages of Iranian dailies on […]
The Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri arrived in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday to attend Arbaeen procession, saying he was impressed by Iraq’s simultaneous handling of the overcrowded religious ceremony and a military operation to liberate the city of Mosul. Heading a delegation of Iranian officials, Jahangiri travelled to Iraq to take part […]