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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 […]

Iraq to link Rail Network with Iran

By John Lee. Iraq’s state-run Iraqi Republic Railways (IRR) announced on Tuesday that it plans to link its rail network to that of neighbouring Iran. IRR Information Director Abdul Sattar Mohsen told Anadolu Agency that Iraqi and Iranian officials had already held several meetings to discuss the project. He added that several international companies had […]

Iran, Iraq Eye Visa-Free Travel

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifar said Tehran and Baghdad have been considering a step to lift visa requirements for travelers from the two neighboring countries. Speaking to Tasnim News Agency, Danaeifar highlighted the latest measures to abolish the visa regime between Iran and Iraq, saying that it would lead to more travels between the […]

Increased Exports of LPG from Iraq

By John Lee. In its third-quarter results, Epic Gas says that increased LPG production at the Basrah Gas LPG plant has resulted in surplus tonnes available for export. The company said that it has recently noticed a growing number of pressure cargoes coming out from Iraq, and it expects to see this trend continue. (Source: Epic […]

Lufthansa Consulting Helps Iraq upgrade Airports

The Iraqi Government and Lufthansa Consulting are continuing their longstanding relationship in order to further enhance the aviation system in Iraq. The country’s Ministry of Transport signed a comprehensive agreement for a long-term strategic advisory and implementation project that will focus on restructuring the national carrier Iraqi Airways and the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) […]

Iraq hopeful of more Filipino Investments

By John Lee. The Philippine embassy in Baghdad has said that the recent opening of ICTSI‘s $130-million port development in Basra opens further possible opportunities in construction and the oil and gas sectors. In a statement, Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato (pictured) expressed the hope that more Filipino companies would explore investment opportunities in Iraq. Philippine-based […]

Oman Air commences flights to Najaf from November

By John Lee. Oman Air has announce that it will be commencing its four times weekly service from Muscat to Najaf from November. Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer at Oman Air, said: “Following a temporary delay of our service to Najaf as the Operational teams were assessing and scheduling all fleet types for safe deployment […]

German Transport Firm Wins Iraq Govt Contract

By John Lee. German transport firm Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) has announced that it has secured a government project in Iraq. It includes a series of projects for the Ministries of Oil, Trade, Water Resources, and Health; the first project consists of transporing 20 Mercedes Benz trucks. This project will be executed in cooperation with […]

ICTSI Opens First Phase of Basra Gateway Terminal

By John Lee. International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has officially inaugurated the first phase of its new $130-million greenfield port development at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Umm Qasr. Iraq’s Minister of Transport, Kadhem Finjan al-Hamami, attended the ceremony along with ICTSI chairman and president, Enrique K. Razon Jr. The Philippines-based company signed a 26-year concession […]