Coalition Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 27 strikes consisting of 29 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria In Syria, coalition […]

Iraq receives its Largest Container Vessel

By John Lee. The largest container vessel to call at an Iraqi port has been unloaded at Gulftainer’s Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) earlier this month. According to TradeArabia, the YM Wealth, owned by Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, discharged and loaded over 2,500 containers. The shipping line shows the 68,616-ton vessel as having been […]

Iran and Iraq discuss Increased Cooperation

Ranking diplomats from Iran and Iraq held two meetings of a joint political committee on Sunday to explore avenues for the expansion of ties between Tehran and Baghdad, particularly in the economic field. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nazar Khairallah co-chaired two separate […]

Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Saturday, conducting 17 strikes consisting of 29 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria In Syria, […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Russia confirms $1bn+ Deal to supply Tanks to Iraq

Russia will supply a large batch of tanks to Iraq this year, according to the Russian TASS news agency in a report on July 20. The report cited Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation as stating that the contract was significant and would likely be followed by ‘other deals’. The report […]

Important Oil Projects — Dubious, Non-Transparent Contracts

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Developing Border Oilields and Utilizing Associated Natural Gas: Important Projects, Dubious and Non-Transparent Contracts Information from and about the Ministry of Oil has been published and circulated extensively, in the last few […]

US Awards $133m Contract for Balad Air Base

By John Lee. US-based Sallyport Global Holdings has been awarded a six-month service contract for a not-to-exceed amount of $133,864,963, to provide base operations support, life support and security services at Iraq’s Balad Air Base. This contract is expected to be complete by Jan. 30, 2018.  This award is the result of sole-source request by […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Deputy Team Leader, Save the Children Associate Geospatial, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Associate Supply Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Personal Assistant to Representative, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Field Security Assistant, United Nations Assistance Mission […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Emergency Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Child Protection Sub-Cluster Co-Coordinator, Save the Children Senior Field Assistant (two positions), United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Assistant Protection Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Finance Clerk, United Nations Development Programme […]