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Iraq Duty Free plans First Downtown Store in Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraq Duty Free is reported to be in the process of securing approval to operate the first downtown duty free store in Iraq. The project, to be located in Baghdad, is expected to begin early next year, and open in June 2020. The company is also expanding at Basra International Airport and […]

Baghdad Council Elects New Governor

By John Lee. The Baghdad Provincial Council has reportedly elected Mohammed Jaber al-Atta as new governor, replacing Falah al-Jazairi, who was sacked last week following protests. According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Al-Atta is a member of the “State of Law” coalition, led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Baghdad Governor Sacked Amid Protests

The Baghdad Provincial Council on Sunday voted to dismiss governor Falah al-Jazairi amid protests in the Iraqi capital, according to local media and Anadolu Agency. The 58-member council voted unanimously to remove al-Jazairi from his post, Al-Iraqiya television said. According to the report, the provincial council will accept applications within days from candidates for the […]

Jordan Increases Exports to Iraq

By John Lee. Fifty-one Jordanian companies are expected to take part in the Baghdad International Fair in November. According to the Jordan Times, the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) is aiming to build on the agreements signed between Jordan and Iraq, especially those signed during Prime Minister Omar Razzaz’ recent visit to Baghdad. It adds […]

Corruption Scuppers Projects in Baghdad

By John Lee. Al-Fanar Media has published a report entitled “Corruption Sidetracks Projects Intended to Make Baghdad a ‘Capital of Arab Culture”“. The article was first published in Arabic on the pan-Arab news site Daraj, with support from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). Click here to read the full report in English. (Source: Al-Fanar […]

Seedstars Baghdad chooses Top 3 Startups in Iraq

Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, hosted its Iraq round this Friday, at The Station, where 8 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel. The local winners were chosen for their innovative sustainable solutions on their different fields. The […]

IBBC visits Ramadi and Baghdad

This past week, IBBC’s , Christophe Michels, Managing Director of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), and IBBC’s Deputy Chairman, Eng. Rasmi Al Jabri, visited Iraq with Brigadier James Ellery CBE, Chairman of Turnkey LLC. The main focus of the visit was construction and redevelopment in Ramadi, Anbar Province, which has undergone a remarkable period […]

Pompeo “Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent”

By Robbie Gramer, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pompeo Seeks to Make Baghdad Embassy Pullout Permanent, Officials Say In May, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered a partial evacuation of diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq […]

Baghdad Green Zone to Open around the Clock

By John Lee. Baghdad’s International Zone (Green Zone) is to be opened to traffic around the clock from tonight (Tuesday). Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi told a news conference on Monday evening that the move showed that the government is convinced the security situation in Baghdad is improved. The high-security zone is home to the Iraqi […]