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Nineveh-Duhok Customs Post Removed

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly removed the Fayida customs post between Mosul and Duhok province on Tuesday, following a parliamentary vote that deemed the customs points illegal and ordered their removal. According to Rudaw, the checkpoint, along with two others established by former Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi between Sulaimani and Kirkuk and […]

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Will Iraqis get Green Light to enter Green Zone?

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. Will Iraqis get green light to enter restricted Green Zone? While new Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has promised to open Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone to the public and to […]

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Contract Awarded for Trucks

By John Lee. A company has won a tender to supply two truck tractors with low-bed trailer to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq. The contract with US-based Al-Kasid Commercial Agencies Ltd is valued at $269,300. According to the company’s website, Al-Kasid Commercial Agencies Ltd is the official distributor in Iraq for […]

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Iraq, Syria lay plans to Reopen Border

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. n an interview with Russia’s Sputnik Nov. 1, Syrian Transportation Minister Ali Hammoud said Syria is preparing to open checkpoints on its border with Iraq now that security has returned and is looking forward to […]

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Air Arabia launches fourth Iraqi Destination

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), has announced the launch of non-stop service to the city of Sulaymaniyah in the north of Iraq. The new service from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah marks Air Arabia’s fourth destination in Iraq and 152 worldwide. From November 6, 2018, […]

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Ground-breaking Ceremony for Erbil Ring Road

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the 150-meter ring road project of the city of Erbil. In a speech during the ceremony, Prime Minister Barzani said: “The 150-metre road project is one of many projects which were prepared for implementation by the Kurdistan Regional Government. If it had not been for hardships […]

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Iran-Iraq Ferry Service Resumes

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra and the Iranian port of Khorramshahr has resumed after a three-year suspension. Forty-six passengers travelled on the first service on Saturday. The Director of the General Company for Maritime Transport, Abdul […]

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Iraq signs Air Transport MoU with UAE

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its UAE counterpart. According to a statement from Iraq’s General Establishment of Civil Aviation (GECA), the MoU will guarantee all operational and technical matters related to the field of air transport. The Director General of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Ali […]

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Iraqi Airways carries 9,200 Passengers between Iraq, Russia

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways has reportedly carried 9,200 passengers between Iraq and Russia in the first 12 months of operating flights. According to rusaviainsider.com, this consisted of 5,200 inbound to Russia and 4,000 outbound. The majority of those passengers flew between Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport and Baghdad, with the rest flying between Vnukovo and Basra. […]

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Iraq to create new Comms and Informatics Company

The Iraqi Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. The Cabinet: discussed public services in Basra, and received briefings on federal and local efforts to improve water and other essential services in the province. received briefings on delivery of essential services in other regions […]

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