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Canada, UK help Women’s Empowerment in Kurdistan

KRG Minister Falah Mustafa today received a joint UK-Canada delegation headed by Ms. Crystal Procyshen, Chargé d’affaires of Canada in Iraq, to discuss women issues. Ms. Procyshen stated that this visit was a fact-finding mission, which should provide them with a better understanding of the situation of women and their needs in specific areas in […]

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KRG PM Highlights the Role of Private Sector

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, has praised the role of the private sector in stimulating Kurdistan’s economy, as the region is dealing with financial challenges. During a speech at a conference organized by the Kurdistan Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Sunday, Prime Minister Barzani said that […]

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Is Kirkuk on Verge of becoming an Independent Region?

By Omar Sattar for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The status of Kirkuk province, which is disputed by Arabs, Turkmens and Kurds, returned to the forefront after the Iraqi presidency announced a proposal June 18 to make Kirkuk an independent region. The plan […]

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Christians in Kurdistan Complain about Land Seizure

By Omar al-Jaffal, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.v Christian citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq issued complaints in court June 15 that Kurdish residents are attacking and seizing their villages in the provinces of Dahuk and Erbil. They also accused the […]

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Fleeing Tuz Khormato Residents put Strain on Kirkuk

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fleeing Tuz Khormato residents add more strain on Iraq’s Kirkuk Farman Mohammad Rashid is from Kirkuk, and like others from the city he has family in Tuz Khormato. “I have two aunties there,” he […]

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Kurdish “Land Grabs” Anger Sunni Arabs

By Denise Natali for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US-led efforts to counter the Islamic State (IS) with Kurdish peshmerga partners is having a backlash on Sunni Arab communities. Relying on Iraqi Kurds to act as coalition boots on the ground may help eliminate […]

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KRG PM meets Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, accompanied by Nadhim Zahawi, member of the British Parliament and a number of British businessmen. Mr. Johnson expressed his pleasure for visiting the Kurdistan Region and witness personally the developments that have been achieved, and observe the progress made by the […]

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Future Uncertain for Baghdad-Erbil Oil Deal

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While a recent deal between Baghdad and Erbil to export oil from the northern fields is seen by many as a breakthrough after years of stalemate, the prospect of further progress […]

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Private Bank Earnings Jump 90%

By John Lee. Twenty-two of Iraq’s 30 private banks made a combined profit of $366 million (427 billion Iraqi dinars) during the first nine months of the year, according to a study released by the Association of Private Banks in Iraq. Al-Hayat newspaper says this is a 90 percent increase in profits over the same […]

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