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 […]

Tikrit turns Saddam’s Palaces into Tourist Attractions

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. By Ghazwan Hassan al-Jibouri. The despised ex-leader of Iraq built luxurious palaces with hundreds of rooms in Tikrit, near his hometown. Now the local council wants them turned into money-making […]

Iraq’s Mosul Dam Lake Shrinking

The reservoir impounded by Iraq’s Mosul Dam has shrunk 60 percent in surface area from the late 1990s to present day, according to a report from the World Resources Institute (WRI): There are several factors behind this trend, including poor water resource management by the Iraqi government and intense regional droughts. But it’s Turkey’s Southeast […]

Iraq Postpones Oil and Gas Auction

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has reportedly postponed its oil and gas bidding round for 11 new blocks to 25th April. Abdul Mahdi al-Ameedi, director general of the Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD), told Reuters: “The bidding process was rescheduled to be on April 25. It is just to give the companies […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Advocacy and Comms Manager, Save the Children Safety and Security Manager, Save the Children Field Coordinator, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Child Protection and Education Project Manager, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Finance Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) HR Officer, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Child […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Communications Specialist, UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund IT Operations Assistant (SCOPE), UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq IT Data Analyst Associate, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Admin and Finance Coordinator, Terre des hommes (Tdh) (Source: UN) […]

5 Firms Shortlisted for Major Water-Injection Project

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, Iraq has shortlisted five international engineering companies to bid for the first phase of the Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP), a major water-injection project that will help the country boost long-term production from its southern oil fields. The project would take in around 5 million barrels […]

UNODC Launches Counter-Terrorism Programme

UNODC Launches New Counter-terrorism Programme in Iraq, To Open Baghdad Office Within the framework of the fruitful cooperation between Iraq and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) officially launched today its new programme for Iraq (2018-2019) on the “Lessons learned from Iraq’s counter-terrorism efforts and response to […]

GKP Shares Rise on Annual Results

Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP), operator of the Shaikan Field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, closed up more than 4 percent on Wednesday following the announcement of its results for the year ended 31 December 2017. Highlights to 31 December 2017 and post reporting period Operational Strong safety performance during 2017; 3 million […]

Iran Oil Ministry: Iraq to Blame for Delay in Oil Swap

Iran’s Oil Ministry linked a 4-month delay in the implementation of an oil swap deal with Iraq to the Arab country’s unpreparedness and technical problems. In a letter to the Tasnim News Agency in response to a recent report on the lengthy delay in implementation of the oil swap deal with Iraq, Iran’s Oil Ministry […]

Iraqi Boat-Makers struggle to keep their Trade Afloat

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi paid a visit to the Iraqi marshlands in September 2017, photos showed him on a mashoof, the traditional narrow canoe that has been […]