250 Publishers at Arbil book fair.

The 5th International Book Fair was opened on Friday in Arbil city with the participation of 250 publishing houses. “The fair is an evidence of Kurds’ awareness,” President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani said in the fair’s opening speech as reported by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that books still have an […]

Media Course Ends in Arbil

A media course has ended in Iraq’s Kurdistan region with the participation of 16 people from all over the country. “Sixteen people graduated from the one-month course after they had received intensive training in written, oral, audio and electronic journalism,” the head of the Independent Media Center told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Amateur journalists in […]

Aviation in Iraq: New Beginnings

The Iraqi aviation sector is experiencing a surge of demand and is making strides in the development of its infrastructure, fleet and services. “This is an exciting period in the re-establishment of the Iraqi aviation industry,” observes William Wakeham, Managing Director of Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers.  Iraq’s Ministry of transportation has recently announced (on March […]

What’s Ahead for the Iraqi Dinar?

It’s generally accepted internationally that the elections in Iraq were, in the main, free and fair, but former prime minister Ayad Allawi’s narrow margin of victory means the results will be challenged. Prime Minister Nouri al- Maliki’s Shiite Muslim State of Law alliance filed a complaint on Tuesday with the Supreme Court, asking for a […]

Ministry Links Isolation Centers

Iraqi Agriculture Ministry has implemented a communication network that links its border health isolation centers to each other. “The network relies on the Internet,” the ministry said in a release on Tuesday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that the network allows effective communication between the centers. ( Aswat Al Iraq )

Agricultural Conference in Arbil

A one-day conference was held in Arbil city on Tuesday to discuss agriculture circumstances in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. “We will help farmers in Kurdistan,” a source from the conference told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the conference aims at helping farmers learn how to control production costs. ( Aswat Al Iraq […]

Anti corruption Training for Ministry Employees

The Ministry of Industry and Minerals hosted a training course yesterday organized by the Integrity Commission in cooperation with General Inspectors  Office under the title “Financial and administrational corruption and protection of the general fund”, Senior staff from the Integrity Commission and central office staff attended in the location of the ministry. In a communiqué, […]

Bank Doubles Credit Limit

The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has doubled the maximum value of Letters of Credit it allocates to the private banking sector in Iraq. Last year alone 945 Letters of Credit were allocated to private banks, at a value of approximately $500m. The total number allocated to private banks by TBI is 2,446, at a […]

Estonian Residential Compound for Diwaniya

The head of the Diwaniya Investment Commission said on Tuesday that Estonia’s Kondra company will set up a residential compound in the province. “The commission signed a memorandum of understanding with Estonian Kondra SVA Ltd. to establish a residential compound in the province,” Hakem al-Khuzaaie told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. ( Aswat Al Iraq )

Turkish interest in Basra

The governor of Basra has met with the Turkish consul to discuss possible investment opportunities in the province, an official statement said on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by members of a Turkish association, according to a statement released by the governor’s office and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The visit aims to […]