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US Warns Citizens against all Travel to Iraq

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited. This supersedes the Travel Warning dated July 6, 2016. U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence.  […]

Iraqi Airways “not removed” from European Blacklist

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has denied that it had lifted a ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace. The national carrier was banned from flying to Europe in 2015 because it did not meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards. (Source: Reuters)

Work Starts at Mid-Euphrates Airport

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 […]

Iraq Third from Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Iraq has been rated third-last in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while Iraq comes in […]

Int’l Interests vie for Control of Iraq-Syria Border

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. International Interests Line Up To Take Control Of Iraq-Syria Border As the fight against the extremist group known as the Islamic State continues to succeed, albeit at a slower pace […]

Plans to Ease Trade between Iraq and Jordan

By John Lee. Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki met with his his Iraqi counterpart Haidar Al Abadi this week, and agreed to reopen the border crossing at Treibil. The move will facilitate the movement of Jordanian merchandise, mainly farm produce, into Iraq and reduce transport and other costs on Jordanian exporters. A committee will also […]