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Iraq keen to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By John Lee. Iraq’s Minister of Transport, Abdullah Luaibi [Abdul Allah al-Leibi], has said that Iraq is actively seeking to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative [“One Belt, One Road (OBOR)“]. In statements on Monday, the Ministry confirmed that the Minister met with China’s Ambassador to Iraq, Zhang Tao, to discuss the plan. It added […]

Careem extends service to Basra

By John Lee. Ride-hailing service Careem has reportedly started operations in Basra. According to The National, the company, which currently operates in Baghdad and Najaf, also has a pilot project in Erbil. Careem entered the Iraqi market in January 2018, and was bought by Uber for $3.1 billion in March 2019. (Source: The National)

Baghdad Green Zone to Open around the Clock

By John Lee. Baghdad’s International Zone (Green Zone) is to be opened to traffic around the clock from tonight (Tuesday). Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi told a news conference on Monday evening that the move showed that the government is convinced the security situation in Baghdad is improved. The high-security zone is home to the Iraqi […]

Iran, Iraq ready to Dredge the Shatt al-Arab

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. After decades, Iran, Iraq ready to Dredge the Shatt al-Arab Hope of restoring a clean water lifeline to Basra province is on the rise again with plans by the Iraqi and […]

Will Trump Abort Iran’s Land-Bridge to the Med?

By Joe Macaron for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will the Trump administration abort Iran’s land bridge to the Mediterranean? As the showdown between Washington and Tehran escalates elsewhere in the Gulf, Iran is giving high priority to an […]

Resumption of Flights between Iraq and Syria Postponed

By John Lee. Plans by Iraqi Airways to resume flights between Baghdad (pictured) and Damascus have reportedly been postponed. Syria’s Ministry of Transportation said it had been informed of the “decision to postpone the trip of two Iraqi Airways planes today… until further notice,” according to Rudaw. The Iraqi Embassy is said to have notified […]

Iraqi Airways to resume Flights to Syria

By John Lee. Iraqi Airways will reportedly resume flights to the Syrian capital Damascus for the first time since 2011. According to AFP, Iraq’s national carrier will operate a weekly service from Baghdad to Damascus starting on Saturday. (Source: AFP)

Al-Burhan Group – Your Route to Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Building a successful business means delivering what you promise. When I recently needed to go to Baghdad at short notice, I remembered a conversation I had with Abir Burhan, Operations Director of Al-Burhan Group: “Any time you want to go to Iraq,” he said, “we can take care of your visa, flights, […]

US launches $5m Airport Security Program

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) officials are celebrating the launch of a $5 million Iraq airport security program. This U.S. Government-funded initiative will provide both training and equipment in close coordination and partnership with Iraq civil aviation experts. During his remarks at the launch reception, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires […]