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Iraq: Bringing Faith Communities Together

By the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR). IWPR-trained activists have launched a successful series of initiatives to promote reconciliation between Iraq’s different faith communities. In one striking success, an Assyrian Christian church that had been closed for 15 years was renovated and reopened thanks to the efforts of a group of IWPR mentees. […]

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Oil Smugglers can count on Corruption in Iraq

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. Accusations are flying about oil smuggling in Iraq’s Ninevah province, and many accusers say government officials, armed factions and other powerful parties are involved. Representatives of the province, including parliament member Ahmed al-Jubouri, have said recently […]

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GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

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US Firm Wins $29m VSAT Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Florida-based NIC4 Inc., a division of Network Innovations Group, has been awarded a $28,812,143 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract for capabilities to operate, sustain, support and expand Iraq’s Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network. Bids were solicited via the internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with […]

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Iraq Gains one place in Transparency Ranking

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Iraq’s ranking has risen one place in its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From a total of 180 countries, Iraq came in at number 168; last year’s position was 169 out of 180 countries. This result puts it on equal ranking with Venezuela, behind countries such as […]

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Turkey to open Visa Application Office in Kirkuk

By John Lee. Preparations have reportedly been finalized for the opening of a Turkish visa application office in Kirkuk. An official told Anadolu Agency that the office will soon be opened, and is expected to process between 200 and 400 visa applications per day. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

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GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

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Iraq activates Supreme Anti-Corruption Council

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. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has restructured the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council founded by his predecessor Haider al-Abadi in October 2015. Abdul Mahdi said Jan. 9 that he would make every […]

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Sallyport wins $375m Iraq Contract

US-based Sallyport Global Holdings has been awarded a not-to-exceed $375,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action to provide base operations support, base life support, and security services in the support of the Iraq F-16 program. Work will be performed on Balad Air Base, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 30, 2020. This contract was […]

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Conflict erupts over Properties at Samarra Shrine

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Conflict erupts over properties surrounding Samarra shrine Property owners around the Holy Shrine of Askarian Imams in Samarra, Iraq, are being pressured to sell their land below market value, according to Salahuddin Provincial Council Chairman Ahmad […]

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