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US Launches New Support for Civil Society Program in Iraq

The U.S. Embassy, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the completion of the USAID nine-year, $740 million Community Action Program, during a transition ceremony in Baghdad on November 27, 2012. From Dohuk to Al Anbar to Basrah, the Community Action Program helped local communities complete 10,000 projects, from schools and water […]

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US, Iraq Strategic Framework Fact Sheet

U.S.A. and Republic of Iraq Strategic Framework Fact Sheet: Services, Technology, Environment, and Transportation Ambassador Stephen Beecroft (pictured) and Deputy Prime Minister Salih al-Mutlaq launched the first meeting of the Services, Technology, Environment and Transportation (STET) Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) under the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement on November 28, 2012 at the Council of Minister’s […]

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Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

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Weekly Security Update

  By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003. Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

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Baghdad, Moscow Get Closer: Business Opportunity Or Conspiracy?

By Amir Hassan Fayad. 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. Iraq and Russia have been getting cosy lately with high ranking visitors and multi-billion dollar arms deals. Is this friendship just a business opportunity? Related […]

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Gas Flaring Costs Iraq $5m a Day

By John Lee. Azzaman reports that the flaring of associated gas from the country’s producing oil fields, particularly in Basra, is costing the country $5 million a day. But there is good news, according to Dhia al-Mawsawi, the Director-General of South Oil Company, who said there should be no flaring of gas in Basra by […]

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Iraq Industrial Sector Attracts Growing Investment

By John Lee. Private investment in Iraq’s industrial sector is expected to reach $7 billion this year, up from $3 billion in 2011, reports Reuters. Adel Karim, the deputy industry minister, told the news agency that the country is reaping the rewards of opening up its financial and industrial sectors and luring foreign investment and […]

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International Speakers to Discuss Iraqi Energy Market

Advertising Feature Internationally acclaimed experts from across the oil and gas sector will be addressing the challenges and opportunities in the Iraqi market, at the upcoming Basra Oil & Gas International Exhibition & Conference. Speakers from Weatherford, Gulf Energy, South Oil Company (SOC) and Penspen will put forward their views on technology, health & safety, […]

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Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

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Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

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Turkey Wins $350m Iraq Drilling Contract

By John Lee. Turkey’s Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz (pictured), has said the country has signed a $350 million deal to drill 40 oil wells in the Basra area, and is in talks on drilling 7,000 wells across Iraq. Details of the timeframe or companies involved were not immediately available. According to a report from Reuters, […]

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Tony Blair on the Future of Iraq

The following is the text of a speech to be delivered this morning by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is addressing the Iraq Britain Business Council’s 4th London Conference on the theme: “Iraq: The Road To Success?” This conference I know is one of several taking place that highlight the economic opportunity Iraq […]

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