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Sabian Mandaeans

What will happen to Iraq’s Mandaeans?

By Saad Salloum for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Unlike other religious minorities in Iraq, Sabian Mandaeans meet their election quota by selecting members within their community for parliament and provincial councils. The community’s three bodies — the Spiritual Council, General Assembly and […]

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Can Iraq curb Tribal Disputes?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tribal struggles are weakening Iraq’s efforts to battle the Islamic State, which has occupied large parts of the country since June 2014. It seems Iraqis, who often complained that former President Saddam Hussein’s regime involved them in […]

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Staggering Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

A UN report released today details the severe and extensive impact on civilians of the ongoing conflict in Iraq, with at least 18,802 civilians killed and another 36,245 wounded between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015. Another 3.2 million people have become internally displaced since January 2014, including more than a million children of […]

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Al-Abadi Opens New Power Station

By John Lee. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has inaugurated the new 500-MW Najibiyah gas power station in Basra province. The Prime Minister congratulated the citizens and the people of Basra on this important achievement which will increase the supply of electricity. Dr. Haider Al-Abadi said electric power is the lifeblood of the country and […]

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Dhi Qar oil field

Iraq sets up Dhi Qar Oil Company

By John Lee. Iraq has this week established the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), which will take over responsibility for the Nassiriya and Garraf oil fields. The South Oil Company (SOC) has been renamed the Basra Oil Company (BOC), following the transfer of the Dhi Qar assets to the new company. (Source: Reuters)

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Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines Launches New Iraq Route

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines is to launches regular flights from Istanbul to Basra from 2nd March. TK308 will depart from Istanbul at 05:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, arriving at Basra at 09:10. The return TK309 flight leaves Basra at 10:10 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. (Source: Rus Tourism News)

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Southern Exports Remain High

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s southern oil exports remained close to their recent record of 3.37 million bpd, which was hit in November, Reuters reports. Possibly lessened by several days of maintenance work at the Single Point Moorings at the Basra terminals, the figures for December were slightly lower, at 3.27 million bpd. This closes a good year […]

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West Qurna II Produces 20m Tonnes this year

Since its launch in March 2014, cumulative production of Iraq’s West Qurna-2 field, operated by PJSC LUKOIL, has exceeded 30 million tonnes of oil. On December 24, 2015 LUKOIL achieved its annual production target for the West Qurna-2 field in full: 20 million tonnes of oil were produced since the beginning of the year. As […]

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APR Signs Contract Extension

APR Energy, which describes itself as “a global leader in fast-track power solutions”, announce on Wednesday that it has signed extensions of its power generation contracts in Iraq and Angola. The Company’s contract extension in Iraq is for a one-year term, and runs through 2016. The power plant has been in operation since 2012 and […]

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