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Local Govts Support Kurdistan Oil & Gas Conference

Supported by the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Iraqi Government and the Ministry of Natural Resources – Kurdistan, Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas will take place in Erbil on the 13-15 November 2011. The summit will be opened by H.E. Dr Barahm Salih, Prime Minister of Kurdistan and H.E. Dr Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural resources as […]

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German Consul Discusses Investment in Kurdistan

The President of Northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, has encouraged leading German companies to invest in Kurdistan, according to Aswat al-Iraq. The President of Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, met with the new German Consul-General in Iraq, Rolf Ulrich, on Tuesday to discuss strengthening relations between the two countries. The German Consul-General said that “he […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan Launches New Investment Guide

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s representation in Washington has launched Invest in Democracy, the KRG’s official 2011- 2012 investment guide which outlines the buisness opportunities and investment climate for international companies in the region. The investment guide includes forewords by President Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Barham Salih, as well as British Foreign Secretary William Hague, US […]

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WesternZagros Amends Production Sharing Contract in Kurdistan

WesternZagros Resources has announced that it has finalized an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (“KRG”) and Talisman (Block K44) B.V. (“Talisman”) to amend the original Production Sharing Contract (“Original PSC”) that governed the Company’s exploration activities in the Kalar-Bawanoor Block in Kurdistan. The agreement divides the contract area of the Original PSC […]

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New State University Opens in Kurdistan

AKnews report that a new state-run university was officially opened in Halabja yesterday, 81 km southeast of Sulaimaniya. Speaking at a press conference, university director Khasraw Abdullah told reporters that the institute’s single college – offering courses in Islamic sciences, languages and sports – had been up and running for six months already before yesterday’s […]

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Petroceltic and Hess to Explore in Kurdistan

Petroceltic International, the Irish-based AIM and ESM listed oil and gas exploration and production company focused on North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, has announced that, in partnership with Hess Middle East New Ventures, a subsidiary of Hess Corporation, it has executed two Production Sharing Contracts (“PSCs”) with the Kurdistan Regional Government of […]

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Kurdistan Children’s Hospital Wins Design Award

A new children’s hospital in Kurdistan won a prestigious international design award at a ceremony in Boston on July 9th. The hospital, which was commissioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government, will be the first in Kurdistan dedicated to the treatment of children. The vision for the children’s hospital in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region, […]

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Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Visits Kurdistan

Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar yesterday on his first visit to Kurdistan and Iraq met President Masoud Barzani and Kurdistan Regional Government ministers. On a two-day visit as part of an official trip to Iraq, Minister Žbogar and President Barzani discussed the current political and economic developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as a […]

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Safety in Kurdistan

As an Iraq security analyst I often find that I am writing at length about violence, pain and causes for concern. However, for this blog entry I would like to make what I hope is a welcome exception. I regularly write about how violence has escalated in the north of Iraq, usually in relation to […]

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