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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 […]

Video: Rocket attack hits Baghdad’s Green Zone

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An apparent rocket attack has hit the high-security Green Zone. The area houses key government buildings and the United States embassy. Iraq’s state-run news agency says a Katyusha rocket crashed in the area […]

Al-Burhan Group – Your Route to Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Building a successful business means delivering what you promise. When I recently needed to go to Baghdad at short notice, I remembered a conversation I had with Abir Burhan, Operations Director of Al-Burhan Group: “Any time you want to go to Iraq,” he said, “we can take care of your visa, flights, […]

Iraq’s First Tech Conference highlights Huge Potential

By Padraig O’Hannelly. More than 100 guests gathered at the Babylon Hotel in Baghdad on Tuesday to attend Iraq’s first Tech Conference. Hosted by the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) and chaired by Ashley Goodall, the event brought together the leading companies involved in the technology sector in Iraq to discuss how the power of […]

Another UK-based Recruiter Expands into Iraq

By John Lee. UK-based recruiter Samuel Knight International has reportedly announced plans to open a new office in Baghdad. According to Business Leader, the company focuses on the rail and energy sectors, and recently received investment from Gresham House Ventures. In recent days, another British recruitment agency, SSK Recruitment, was reported to be looking to […]

Saudi delegation visits Baghdad to discuss new Football Stadium

By John Lee. A delegation from the Saudi Arabian government reportedly arrived in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss the construction of a 100,000-seater football stadium. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman promised last March to build a football stadium in Iraq. According to some reports, it was later announced that Saudi Arabia would increase the number of […]

Turkey names ‘Water Czar’ to Ease Disputes with Iraq

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey has launched an effort to help resolve the water problem of neighboring Iraq amid bilateral tensions over decreasing flow rates in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, whose waters the two countries share. President […]

GE Power Substation Inaugurated in Baghdad

Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and GE Power celebrate inauguration of Baghdad West North Substation Underlining their joint commitment to support the development of Iraq’s power infrastructure, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MoE) and GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) celebrated the energization of the Baghdad West North substation. Located about 35 kilometers away from […]

WFP helps Modernise Iraq’s Rationing System

WFP supports Iraq in modernising its Public Distribution System The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Iraq have launched an initiative to digitise the national public distribution system (PDS). The first phase of digitisation will reach nearly 1.3 million people in and around Baghdad and Dohuk. The PDS is Iraq’s biggest […]