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No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

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. By Saleem al-Wazzan. Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, […]

Ambitious Plans after Babylon listed by UNESCO

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq poised for ambitious plan after Babylon listed by UNESCO After 36 years of lobbying by Iraq, the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon was designated in July a UNESCO World […]

Sulaimani “First in Iraq” to Separate Recycling

By John Lee. The Mayor’s office of Sulaimani has said it will initiate a recycling program, separating trash from recyclable material. According to Kurdistan24, the move will see three garbage bins placed inside the building of the Mayor’s office: one for food waste, one for plastics, and the other for glass items. More here. (Source: […]

Cabinet allocates Funds to Prison Building, Water Project

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It: voted to adopt the recommendation of the Ministerial Council on Energy on the Charter of Cooperation of Oil-Producing Countries which aims to promote stability in the global oil market; approved the allocation of […]

Water Crisis in Basra

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and […]

Can Iraq get its Water Wheels on World Heritage List?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq get its water wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List? Iraq has been working for the last three months to rehabilitate its historical norias in Hit, a […]

Japan, UNDP to Accelerate Socio-Economic Development in Iraq

JICA (Japan) and UNDP Partnership Agreement to Accelerate the Projects for Socio-Economic Development in Iraq Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP announced a renewed agreement and commemorated the 10th anniversary for their partnership to accelerate the implementation of socio-economic infrastructure projects in Iraq to improve the economic recovery and living condition of Iraqi people […]

Govt reports on Implementation of 2018-22 Programme

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has issued a report on the implementation of its 2018-2022 programme. The report covers the period from October 2018, when the government came to office, to April 2019, providing an overview of what has been implemented from the government programme, identifying obstacles that may impede the completion of several […]

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Basra Protests Build as Sub-standard Services Persist

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Basra protests build in Iraq as sub-standard services persist In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khatteeb talked about the situation of Iraq’s electricity sector amid tense […]