Demining Needed In Iraq, Oil Giants Say

Gazprom Neft leads a consortium of investors in Iraq calling on the government to clear mines from the Badra oil field near the Iranian border. Iraqi authorities report there are more than 27 million pieces of unexploded ordnance in Iraq from the war with Iran in the 1980s. The largest number of mine fields is […]

Kirkuk Emergency Meeting with US

The Kirkuk council has held an emergency meeting with the U.S. forces and the local reconstruction center to discuss joint projects, a local media source said on Sunday. “The meeting tackled joint projects that could be carried out by the U.S. forces and the Kirkuk Reconstruction Center to improve the city’s services …,” the source […]

Wool Exported to Iran

Local wool has been exported to Iran through the Abu Falous Port in Basra province, the public relations and media director at the State Company for Iraqi Ports said on Sunday. “The Iranian ship Rahmat has landed at Abu Falous Port to transport Iraqi wool to Iran,” Anmar al-Safit told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. ( […]

Iraq to Build 1 Million Housing Units

The government has decided to build 1 million new housing units as part of its 2010-2014 development plan, government spokesman Ali al-Dabagh said. Dabagh said the government hoped the project will ease the current housing crisis when completed. He said flats will be sold to the public at affordable prices and in easy-to-pay installments. He […]