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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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Minister to Brief Parliament on Duty-Free Contracts

In May of this year, we reported claims that Iraq’s anti-corruption bodies were investigating the contract to operate the duty-free shops at Baghdad and Basra airports, following reports of corruption from Al-Ahad TV. According to a new report from Al-Ahad TV, and to documents recently received by Iraq Business News (see below), the Iraqi Parliament has […]

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Iraqi Planes return to Damascus after 7 years

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. Iraqi planes land in Damascus following 7-year hiatus Following a seven-year hiatus caused by the economic embargo imposed on Syria and the unstable security situation, an Iraqi civilian airplane […]

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Umm Qasr Port receives its Largest Container Ship to date

By John Lee. The largest container vessel to dock at the Port of Umm Qasr has recently arrived at the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT). According to Container Management Magazine, Evergreen’s 5,652 teu-capacity Ever Useful, with a length of 285 m, beam of 40 m and a weight of 69,246 tonnes, called at Berth 27 at […]

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Altun Kupri Bridge Re-Opens

By John Lee. The Altun Kupri (Alton Kopri) bridge linking Kirkuk and Erbil provinces has been re-opened. According to a brief statement from the Iraqi Govt, the bridge is vital for commerce and for fostering enduring ties between communities. The route has been closed following clashes between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in October. (Source: Iraqi […]

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APL adds new Iraq Port Call

APL has announced that the Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service will soon be calling the port of Umm Qasr. The service will also make a second call to Jebel Ali during the return leg of its service rotation to Asia. These developments demonstrate APL’s commitment to continuously provide market connectivity between the Far East […]

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Iraq opens Kirkuk Airport for Civil Aviation in Aug

Kirkuk Airport will open for domestic and international flights in August, an Iraqi official announced on Monday, Anadolu reports. Rakan al-Jubouri, the governor of Kirkuk, told reporters that experts from the Ministry of Transportation would arrive in Kirkuk shortly to confirm the date of the first landing. “Kirkuk Airport will serve millions of people from Diyala, […]

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