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Iranian President visits Baghdad

By John Lee. Iran‘s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq on Monday as the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation at the official invitation of the President and Prime Minister of Iraq. Barham Salih, President of Iraq, officially welcomed President Rouhani at Baghdad’s as-Salam Palace. Dr Rouhani will have meetings with the President […]

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Salih to Hand Over to Nechirvan Barzani in KRG Cabinet Reshuffle

Prime Minister Barham Salih will hand over to former Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in a reshuffle of the Kurdistan Regional Government cabinet. The move is part of the strategic alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which are in a coalition government. Under the agreement, Dr Salih was […]

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Kurdistan Economy to Grow by 12% Next Year

Barham Salih [Saleh], the Prime Minister of Kurdistan’s Regional Government,  said he expects 12 per cent growth in the region’s economy next year. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Sulaimaniyah Trades Fair, Salih (pictured) praised the economic boom in the Kurdistan Region. “This city [Sulaimaniyah] used to be like a military camp, a war […]

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KRG Prime Minister’s Statement on Oil and Gas Laws

Today [Monday] the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Barham Salih, following the visit to Erbil of Iraqi Federal Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, welcomed the new efforts made by all parties in the federal government on Iraq’s planned oil and gas legislation. “We have had excellent discussions with Finance Minister al-Issawi,” said Prime Minister Salih. […]

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Egytians Want To Invest in Kurdistan

Rashid Mohamed Rashid, Egypt’s Trade and Industry Minister, is to head a delegation of investors on a visit to Iraqi Kurdistan, to consider the possibility of establishing projects in industry, tourism, energy, housing and infrastructure in the Kurdistan provinces. Egypt is encouraging the private sector to go to Iraqi Kurdistan as part of the support […]

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Work Starts on Sulaimaniyah’s New $150m Mall

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government,  Barham Ahmed Salih [Barham Saleh], laid the cornerstone of the second largest shopping complex in Kurdistan. The ceremony in the city of Sulaimaniyah city underlined the region’s growing economic power. The complex will be built by the Kurdish investment group, Hiwa, owned by Ahmed Majidi, who opened […]

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France Opens Research Institute at Erbil’s Citadel

Prime Minister Barham Salih [Barham Saleh] and France’s Ambassador to Iraq today opened a French centre for research inside Erbil Citadel, the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement. As well as launching the Iraq office of l’Institut Francais du Proche-Orient (IFPO – the French Institute for the Near East), Prime Minister Salih and Ambassador Boris Bouillon […]

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Business Booming at Sulaimaniyah International Airport

Business is booming at Sulaimaniyah International Airport, with more than 2,000 flights since the beginning of 2010. From January 2010 to the end of August, there were 2,381 flights to and from the airport, Dana Mohammad the media director of the airport, told AKnews. A total of 107,581 passengers have flown through the airport during […]

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Jordan’s Industry and Trade Minister Leads Delegation to Kurdistan

Jordan’s Minister for Industry and Trade, Amer al-Hadidi, led a business and investment delegation to the Kurdistan Region following the recent visit of President Masoud Barzani to Jordan. The delegation met President Barzani, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Barham Salih, and several ministers while participating in a joint business forum at Erbil Convention Centre. […]

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Kurdish Prime Minister to Release Oil Documents

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s prime minister promised Kurdish parliamentarians during a meeting on Wednesday to allow them access to all documents related to the KRG’s controversial oil contracts, exports and revenues, said the head of the major opposition group in Kurdistan parliament. In a meeting intended to mend fences with opposition groups in the parliament, […]

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Kurdish Crude Oil Still Smuggled to Iran

Despite a pledge by Iraqi Kurdistan to crack down on the flow of fuel being smuggled to Iran, the only real impediment truck drivers say they face are long lines that force them to wait for days to cross, according to a report from Reuters. Perhaps around 100 tanker trucks corralled into groups of 10 […]

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