Middle East Firms Build Up Operations in Iraq

While Western firms notch up high-profile deals in Iraq, smaller regional companies from Iran to Turkey are quietly building a broader Iraqi presence by pumping billions of dollars into housing and other projects. Pledges by companies to invest in Iraq are suddenly taking off as violence falls sharply and the government seeks help to rebuild […]

Contract with UAE Firm to Build Highest Hotel in Karbala

The Al-Ataba al-Hussayniya (Hussein Mosque) Board has signed a contract with a firm from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build a five-star two-tower tourist hotel with a capacity of 3,000 guests, the board’s relations director said on Sunday. “The mosque’s board secretary, Sheikh Abdulmahdi al-Karbalaie, signed the contract with the chairman of the UAE […]

Governor of Basra Discusses Infrastructure Rehabilitation with the British Department of Development

Governor of Basra, Cltag Abboud Mayah, during a meeting with British Program Director in the Department for International Development Sue Vardel, on Thursday, discusses participation in rehabilitation of infrastructure in Basra, according to a statement issued by the conservative media. According to the statement, the meeting is “to discuss the participation of the British Department […]

Youth Ministry Assigned to Construct Sports Halls

The Iraqi cabinet has assigned the Ministry of Youth and Sports to sign contracts to construct 10 sports halls during the current year, an official spokesperson for the government said. “The government’s approval reflects its keenness to support sports in the country…,” Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The […]

Iraq to Counter “Lies” and Show Successes via YouTube

Iraq’s government launched its first channel on Google Inc’s video website YouTube on Wednesday, which the prime minister said would allow the country to counter media “lies” and showcase its successes. Nuri al-Maliki, whose Shi’ite Muslim-led government is seeking re-election in national polls in early 2010, said the YouTube channel would help dispel the “lies […]

Korek Telecom and Ericsson Ink a Deal for Multimedia Offering in Iraq

Korek Telecom, one of Iraq’s three national telecom operators, has recently awarded Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of telecommunication equipment and services to operators, a contract for the deployment of a billing post-paid system, which is going to deliver billing accuracy and enriched functionality enabling various promotions and enhanced reporting capabilities. This deal comes following […]

Aswat al-Iraq Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The independent news agency Aswat al-Iraq celebrated its fifth anniversary on Friday in central Baghdad with the participation of a number of lawmakers and media men. Head of the parliament’s media and culture committee, Mufeed al-Jezairy, on the sidelines of the free media conference patronized by the parliament, congratulated Aswat al-Iraq news agency for its […]

Ministry of Communications Signs Agreement for Installing Marine Cable through Iraq

The Ministry of Communications signed an agreement with Golf International Bridge, to impose the marine cable across Iraq, and to link the Gulf region annular advanced communications network with Europe, across the Mediterranean (West Path) and the Near East through India (Eastern Path) providing capacity to a whopping 5.12 Terabits per second. For his part, […]

Zain Announces Financial Results for the First Nine Months of 2009

Zain, the leading mobile telecommunication operator in the Middle East and Africa with a commercial presence in 24 countries, is pleased to announce its consolidated financial results for the nine months ending September 30, 2009. The results showed significant growth in many key indicators when compared to the corresponding nine months period in 2008. For […]

Media Symposium in Karbala

A symposium was held at the Ahlal-Beit University in Karbala about violence and provocation language in media. “The symposium was arranged by the University’s Media Department,” Dr. Mohammed Abid Fehan, the Department’s head, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that local officials, university professors, and a number of media men attended the symposium. The […]

Media Allowed to Work Freely

A spokesperson in the name of law enforcement plan asserts on forming a media committee to coordinate media work among the security and media channels. Eye Media quoted Maj. Gen. Qassim Attah his saying” Baghdad Operation Command BOC has formed a special committee to coordinate media work among the security and media channels where now […]

Asiacell is Featured in a CNBC TV Report

Attesting to its strong position in the Iraqi telecom market and positioning it as a success story in a highly competitive sector, Asiacell – the largest private Iraqi company and the first and only mobile telecommunications company to provide coverage for all of Iraq – was recently featured on “On Assignment: Iraq”, a CNBC TV […]