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UNESCO opens New School for IDPs

UNESCO and its partners celebrated with students and teachers the opening of the newly constructed Migrant Birds Intermediate School for internally displaced persons at Al-Souq Al Asry Camp in Basrah, Iraq. The opening of the school in Al Souq Al Asry camp shortly follows the opening of the Baharka Secondary School and the Dawodiyah Secondary […]

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Tikrit After The Extremists: A Ghost Town

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. Tikrit After The Extremists: A Ghost Town Ruled By Gunmen It’s been almost a month since the Islamic State group was expelled from Tikrit. NIQASH went there and found a […]

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Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Bahaa Al Araji (at IBBC) resized

Private Foreign Investment ‘Vital for Iraq’s Growth’

Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Bahaa Al Araji (pictured), told a high level international conference in Baghdad on Wednesday that his country recognised the vital importance of foreign investment and Iraq was full of opportunity. Dr Bahaa said the Government was ready to extend all facilities and offer incentives for businesses to come to Iraq. […]

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Severn Valve Solutions hits Landmark Achievements

Advertising Feature Southern Iraq’s pre-eminent valve engineering specialist was recently awarded its fourth contract for valve management in the Rumaila field. It has also achieved its mid-term target for workforce localisation. Severn Valve Solutions is an authority in valve performance, compliance and reliability. The business draws on 50 years of OEM valve expertise, 30 years’ […]

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Agility Iraq receives ISO Certification

By John Lee. Agility’s GCC Services subsidiary in Basra has received the ISO 9001 certification, making it the first integrated remote site services company in the city to receive the certification. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation certificate was given following a site audit conducted by Bureau Veritas. TradeArabia reports that the Iraq unit […]

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Oil Exports via Ceyhan hit 420,000 bpd

By John Lee. Exports of Kurdish and Kirkuk oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan have reportedly risen to 420,000 bpd. According to BasNews, this is up from 270,000 bpd in March. 2.5 million bpd were exported through Basra, giving a total of 2.92 million bpd, down from the March record of 2.98 million bpd. […]

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Qatar Airways Increases Flights to Iraq

Qatar Airways has has announced that it will double the frequency of flights to Basra and Najaf. There will be eight flights per week to Basra from 16th May, and 8 per week to Najaf from 2nd June. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to […]

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NIC Calls for Grand Faw Port Investment

Ministry of Transport has announce the investment opportunity of constructing the Major Port of Faw (Al Faw Grand Port) according to investment law No. 13 for the year 2006, amended and its regulations. DESCRIPTION Project location: Faw Peninsula, Abdullah Khor beach, South of Iraq Project total area: 40 thousand donum Port area: 54 KM² Designed […]

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PM al-Abadi Meets Oil Bosses

During his visit to Washington this week, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received the Chairman and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, Mr. Steve Chazen, and the Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, Mr. Rex Tillerson, in separate meetings. Both chairmen discussed the progress in oil production in Iraq, and thanked the Prime Minister for the security and stability […]

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ZagrosJet Launches Domestic Flights

The Kurdish airline Zagros Jet has been granted permission to fly domestically within Iraq. According to a report from Ruday, this adds Bagdad, Sulaimaniya, Basra and Najaf to its list of destinations. The new service will start April 20 when the airline will begin offering six flights each week from Erbil to Baghdad. Moafaq Sherwani, […]

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