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Iraq to Rebuild Rail System

Plans to revive Iraq’s rail system are gaining pace, reports Reuters. Last year the railway company opened a 32-km line between Mussayab [Musayyib, Musayyab], south of Baghdad, and the holy city of Kerbala to transfer hundreds of thousands of pilgrims during Shi’ite religious festivals. It is also building a new railway parallel to the old […]

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Patterns of Electoral Behaviour in Iraq

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

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Iraq Contract Win for Wood Group-CCC

Shell Iraq Petroleum (Shell) has awarded a commissioning services contract to Wood Group-CCC (WGCCC), a company equally owned by Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), providing operations and maintenance services to the oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the Middle East. The contract is to commission the first phase of the […]

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Biggest Ever British Trade Mission to Iraq

The Executive Chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Baroness Nicholson (pictured), has announced the biggest ever British trade mission to Iraq. In a massive push to boost UK business in Iraq the IBBC will take a 100 companies to Baghdad, Basrah and Erbil in mid-June. A senior UK government minister will co-lead the […]

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Intra-List Structure of State of Law Alliance

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

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Final Results of Iraqi Provincial Elections

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

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Iraq Launches World’s Largest Flare Reduction Project

South Gas Company, Shell and Mitsubishi today officially announced the commencement of operations of Basrah Gas Company, which will be the largest gas project in Iraq’s history and the world’s largest flares reduction project. Basrah Gas Company is a 25-year incorporated Joint Venture between Iraq’s South Gas Company holding 51% of its shares, Shell 44% […]

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Iraq Offers Credit in Egypt Oil Deal

By John Lee. Iraq has agreed in principle to offer a three-month, interest-free credit term to Egypt on its deal to sell 4 million barrels of crude a month. According to the report from Dow Jones Newswires, the move could ease the fuel shortage that has recently hit the Egyptian economy. Baghdad is to supply […]

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