Iranian Consulates torched in Najaf and Karbala

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Protesters have reportedly attempted to burn down the Iranian consulates in both of Iraq’s holy cities, Najaf and Karbala, over the past month, with the consulate in Najaf torched twice […]

Cabinet Approves Measures to Expedite Investment Projects

Cabinet approves measures to expedite completion of investment projects The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on national developments, and underscored that, during this period, ministries and other state institutions will continue to discharge their day-to-day duties […]

Gazprom Neft Increases Production in Kurdistan

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. has produced its three-millionth tonne of oil since starting commercial production at the Sarqala field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Total cumulative production at the Sarqala field has reached three million tonnes, or 23 million barrels of oil, as at December 2019. Daily liquid hydrocarbon production at this asset is currently running at 4,000 […]

Genel Energy Chairman Steps Down

Following the announcement of 16 May 2019, in which it was stated that Steve Whyte (pictured), Chairman of Genel Energy, would not be standing for re-election at the 2020 Annual General Meeting, the Company announces that Steve has now resigned with immediate effect. George Rose, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, will act as interim Chairman until […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Digital Security Specialist, Counterpart International Legal Team Leader, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Project Coordinator, UNODC – Office on Drugs and Crime Programme Analyst – UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund Legal Officer [temporary], UNS-SPM UNITAD – United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Daesh/ISIL […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator, INTERSOS – Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus HR- Admin Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Human Resources Assistant, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator (A Senior Managerial Level), International Rescue Committee (IRC) Peace and Reconciliation Working […]

Top Mountain, USAID open Business Incubator in Erbil

Top Mountain and USAID open Business Incubator and Training Center in Erbil Top Mountain, in partnership with USAID, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Business Incubator and Employment Program’s first training center. This will be the first of four facilities that Top Mountain will open over the next two months, […]

What comes after Iraqi PM’s Resignation?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced Nov. 29 that he would officially submit his resignation to parliament, in the first government response to the wide public protests that have […]

Is Decentralisation in Iraq being Reversed?

By Ali Al-Mawlawi (pictured). Is the Decentralisation Process in Iraq being Reversed? There have been growing signs in Iraq since summer 2018 that the process of devolving powers to local governments is being rolled back – and for justifiable reasons, many would argue. Parliament’s most recent decision to suspend all provincial councils is arguably the […]

Seminar on Cooperation with Dutch Universities

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in The Hague organized a seminar titled: “Capacity Building in the Iraqi Higher Education Sector for Sustainable Development” with the participation of a large number of major Dutch universities, representatives of the Dutch Foreign Ministry, the Nuffic Foundation for the Internationalization of Education, the Foundation for the Netherlands […]

Report on Technology and Innovation in Iraq

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)‘s Enterprise Development Fund-Innovation (EDF-i) grants will target the tech sector and allow for new and startup tech companies to receive training, mentorship, and capital for innovative ideas. In order to assess the current landscape of the tech sector, a market assessment specifically of tech sector businesses and needs was […]