Pope auctions Lamborghini to help Iraqi Christians

Pope Francis was presented with the keys to a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan on Wednesday by officials from the luxury car maker. The special edition car, however, will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in London and the proceeds given to four charities in Pope Francis’ name. Pope Francis blessed the car and signed the hood after […]

WHO Assistance for Earthquake Patients

WHO delivers urgent health assistance for earthquake trauma patients In response to the recent earthquake in the border region between Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s office in Iraq has deployed a medical team supported with 3 ambulances, 4 tents and emergency lifesaving supplies to Sulaymaniyah governorate in northern Iraq. […]

Coalition Airstrikes Kill 4 Senior ISIS Leaders

Coalition airstrikes killed four senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. “The removal of these key terrorists disrupts ISIS’ weapons engineering activities and their ability to recruit and train terrorists,” officials said in a statement. “It also reduces their […]

Defeat-ISIS Campaign Deprives Enemy of Safe Havens

The U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to support Syrian Democratic Forces as they pressure ISIS by advancing toward the confluence of the Kabul and Euphrates River valleys, Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters today. More than 1,500 square […]

KCA Deutag Wins New Iraq Drilling Contracts

By John Lee. UK-based drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has announced that it has been awarded a one year contract for two rigs to carry out land drilling operations in Southern Iraq. Its T-210 rig (pictured) will move from Oman to work along with the T-601, bringing the company’s total number of rigs in […]

Changes To Marriage Law Erode Women’s Rights

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Changes To Marriage Law Just One Small Part Of Erosion Of Iraqi Women’s Status On October 30, Iraq’s parliament made a decision that stirred up much anger around the country. […]

Plans to increase Kirkuk Oil Output to 1m bpd

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has said that Iraq plans to increase oil production at the Kirkuk oilfields to one million barrels per day. According to Reuters, exports from Kirkuk have been on hold since Iraqi forces took back control of them from the Kurds last month. At least […]

No Dams Damaged in Yesterday’s Earthquake

By John Lee. The Supreme National Committee for Water has confirmed that no dams were damaged in yesterday’s earthquake. Following a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, the committee siad it has been instructed to continue monitoring Darbandakhan dam to ensure the safety of its basic structure. (Source: Media Office of the Prime […]

KRG “Respects” Court Decision on Independence

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Tuesday that it would accept a Supreme Court decision prohibiting the region from seceding from Iraq. It said in a statement: “At the request of the Secretary General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers on November 5th, 2017, the Federal Supreme Court issued Decision No. […]