Motorola Signs Zain Deal

Kuwait’s Zain has signed a services management agreement with Motorola. Under the three-year contract, Motorola will operate and manage the Kuwaiti telecoms 3G network as well as handle the design, planning, support and optimisation. The two firms also have existing contracts in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Jordan for several different technologies, network domains and […]

Iraqi Airways Properties to Go to State

The Iraqi transportation ministry has said that properties of the bankrupted Iraqi Airways will go to the state, Aswat al-Iraq has reported. The carrier, which had only one old airplane, could not purchase more due to the Kuwaiti compensation claims, the ministry said. The source described the airlines properties as “very little”. ( AME Info […]

Lack of Water Threatens Iraq’s Long-term Stability

Reuters‘ Serena Chaudhry reports lack of water is ruining crops and farmers’ livlihoods. She cites the case of Abdullah Hasan a 50-year-old father of five from Falluja in western Anbar province who has been was forced to abandon his 50 acres of land and take a job in construction after years of drought killed off […]

Umm Qasr Port Receives 6 Ships Carrying Rice

The Iraqi port of Umm Qasr received six ships carrying more than 200 thousand tons of rice for the Trade Ministry, on Sunday. “The Ships Apostolos, Patriarch, Alitis, Stellajabbah, Rubystar, and Vero 9 arrived by the port carrying more than 200 thousand tons of rice from U.S., Vietnam, and Thai origins,” the ministry said in […]

CBI: Hard to Manipulate Iraqi Banking System

Laws and regulations, in addition to audit and follow up commissions, make it hard to manipulate the Iraqi banking system, said a source from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). “Our duty is to monitor the performance of Iraqi banks , and foster their development and financial status,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency […]