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AMAR Chairman welcomes Marshes’ Heritage Award

A senior British politician who has fought for more than two decades to save Iraq’s fabled marshlands today welcomed a United Nations’ decision to make the region a World Heritage Site. Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne began her campaign after Saddam Hussein ordered his army to attack the marsh people and destroy their habitat by […]

RiTS Vision for a Better Iraq

By Aziz Al Nassiri. The idea of the RiTS Hexagon vision is to offer well-thought-through project concepts to deal with some of the most pressing problems Iraq faces today. The country’s leadership has been good with identifying the objectives, however not very good with specifying strategies to help achieve these objectives. Hence our projects are […]

Turkish Power Ships Resume work in Basra

By John Lee. Power supply ships have reportedly returned to work in Basra following threats from the governor to expel them. The ships, reportedly owned by the Turkish-based Karadeniz Holding, had stopped production for several hours due to unpaid debts of $85 million owed to them by the Ministry of Electricity. The Turkish company supplies […]

The Young Iraqi Artists Replacing Rubbish With Beauty

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. Up to 150 volunteers are painting landscapes and other pictures on Baghdad’s walls. Some say such efforts are useless in violent Iraq but others insist it’s a worthwhile exercise. A […]

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Iraq Asks UNESCO to Save Southern Marshes

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. Iraqis are seeking protection from UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee for their southern marshes. But the issue is not just environmental; it’s also about international water politics. When the UNESCO World […]

Community Development Centre and Park opened in Erbil

To mark the closure of a comprehensive informal settlement upgrading intervention in Erbil, a community development centre and a neighbourhood park were opened today in Kurani Ainkawa. The Improving Housing Delivery System in Erbil – Upgrading of Kurani Ainkawa Informal Settlement project is funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and implemented by the United […]

GE signs Power Deal in Iraq

By John Lee. General Electric (GE) has signed a “strategic framework agreement” with Iraq’s Oil Ministry on Sunday. The projects are planned to generate more than 400 megawatts of power for oil installations by summer. Other initiatives are to maintain existing generating infrastructure and reduce gas flaring from oil fields. The ministry did not specify […]

Iran Ready to Start Gas Delivery to Iraq

A senior Iranian oil official said the country has started pumping gas into a pipeline that the Islamic Republic plans to use for exports of natural gas to Iraq. “The pipeline is complete on the Iranian side and will be soon inaugurated by senior Iranian officials to start pumping gas into Iraq,” Managing Director of […]