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Iraq reopens Syria Crossing

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly reopened the Al-Qaim border-crossing with Syria on Monday, following a closure of eight years. Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Khaled al-Rahmoun, is quoted as saying that the opening signified “the victory of the Iraqi and Syrian people over all terrorist groups, especially Daesh.” According to Reuters, the crossing is crucial for […]

Careem Expands into Mosul

By John Lee. Dubai-based Careem has reportedly launched its ride-hailing services in Mosul. According to a report from Arabian Business, the company plans to roll out its full suite of services in the future. Careem entered the Iraqi market in January 2018; it was bought by Uber for $3.1 billion in March 2019. More here. […]

China Railway Company considers Karbala-Najaf Railway

By John Lee. The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity, a number of Governors, Advisors to the Prime Minister and a number of general managers visited the China Railway Company earlier this week. Among the projects discussed were the building of the Karbala-Najaf railway. The […]

Iraq, Kuwait‌ ‌”at‌ ‌loggerheads‌” ‌over‌ Maritime Border

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq and‌ ‌Kuwait‌ ‌are at‌ ‌loggerheads‌ ‌over‌ ‌conflicting‌ maritime border ‌claims‌ Efforts‌ ‌to‌ ‌resolve‌ ‌a‌ ‌slow-burning‌ ‌maritime‌ ‌boundary‌ ‌dispute‌ ‌between‌ ‌Iraq‌ ‌and‌ ‌Kuwait‌ ‌hit‌ ‌a‌ ‌dead […]

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Iran, Iraq Reopen Border Crossing after 6 Years

The Khosravi border crossing between Iran and Iraq reopened on Friday, more than six years after a terrorist attack led to its closure. In a ceremony on Friday, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Al Yasiri reopened the Khosravi border crossing. The border crossing had been closed in 2013 in […]

Iraq Suspends US-Funded Broadcaster

On Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee (CMC) to reverse its three-month suspension of the U.S. government-funded Iraqi broadcaster Al-Hurra. In a statement released yesterday, Iraq’s media regulator, the Communications and Media Committee, suspended the license of Al-Hurra, a regional broadcaster funded by the U.S. Agency […]

Improved Access to Baghdad International Airport

By John Lee. Authorities in Baghdad are implementing a series of measures to improve passenger access to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). The measures include the widening of the main road to the airport, the removal of a number of security barriers and allowing vehicles to reach the departure terminals to drop off passengers. These measures […]

Iran, Iraq Agree to Reopen Khosravi Border Crossing

The interior ministers of Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to implement plans to facilitate the Arbaeen pilgrimage to Iraq, including one on reopening the Khosravi border crossing. Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Al Yasiri met in Tehran on Saturday and signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the […]