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Iran Reported to have Shut Crossing with Kurdish Region

Iran reported to have shut crossing with Kurdish region; subsequently denied by Iran Reports on October 15 claimed that the Iranian authorities shut a main border crossing with the Kurdish region amid increased tensions. Ali Tawfiq, director of the terminal in Sulaimaniyah province reported that the main border crossing at Bashmaq had been closed by […]

First Saudi-Iraq Air Route in 27 years

By John Lee. Saudi Arabian budget airline Flynas is reported to be planning to start services to several Iraqi cities in the coming weeks. If the plan goes ahead, it would be the first service between the two countries since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. (Source: Middle East Eye)

Anbar Locals Warn Against Re-Opening Border Crossing

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. Locals in Anbar celebrated when an important Iraqi-Jordanian border crossing was recently reopened. But the drivers who use it say many areas are still too dangerous to pass through. When […]

KRG Protests Int’l Air Traffic Embargo

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reportedly filed a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following Baghdad’s decision to close the region’s airspace to international traffic. The closure came after Kurdish authorities refused to hand over control of the airports to the central government, following last week’s referendum on Kurdish […]

Post-Referendum Threats And Demands

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. Iraqi Kurdish Politicians Talk About Post-Referendum Threats And Demands While many uncertainties remain about Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum on independence, there is one thing that seems clear to the people on […]

Kirkuk’s Kurdish Governor: If Baghdad Blockades Us, ‘We Will Manage’

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. Kirkuk’s Kurdish Governor: If Baghdad Blockades Us, ‘We Will Manage’ In an interview, the controversial governor of Kirkuk, Najmuddin Karim, talks about Baghdad’s attempts to fire him, military tensions and […]

Baghdad Suspends Int’l Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. Direct international flights will be suspended to and from Erbil International Airport (pictured) starting from Friday evening, following a decision by the Iraqi cabinet and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, an airline official has told Xinhua. The move follows the region’s vote for independence in Monday’s referendum. Airlines including Qatar Airways, EgyptAir and […]

Plans for Flights between Erbil and Urmia

By John Lee. An Iranian official has been quoted as saying that plans are in progress for direct flights between Erbil International Airport (pictured) and the city of Urmia, in Iran’s Kurdistan province. Ahmad Montazami, the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s office in Urmia, told Fars News Agency that the service could be started […]

Jordan Exempts Iraqi Trucks from Fines

By John Lee. The Jordanian government has said that as part of its efforts to overcome obstacles to trade with Iraq, its Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulqi (pictured), has decided to exempt Iraqi trucks parked on the Jordanian side of the border from the financial penalties. Petra news agency reports that the exemption, which came in […]

PIA commences Flights to Najaf

By John Lee. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reportedly commenced direct flights between Karachi and Najaf. Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using a single-class Airbus A320. (Sources: Pakistan Aviation, Dawn)