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Sicuro Group to partner Benaa Al Basra for Oil Ops Centre

Benaa Al Basra has been endorsed by the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office to make Basra’s Oil Operations Centre (OOC) operational. The OOC has appointed Sicuro Group, a CMC-licenced, Iraq-experienced tracking, communications and information provider as the exclusive operating partner. According to a press release from Sicuro, “this new partnership will ensure the required expertise and […]

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Cabinet Approves Funding for Infrastructure Projects

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, and discussed progress in the implementation of measures to improve the delivery of essential services across Iraq. It approved an allocation of 4 billion Iraqi dinars for the comprehensive and immediate maintenance of the soil barrier […]

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Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms

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. By Mustafa Habib. Iraqi Internet Shuts Down, Fake News Blossoms During Information Blackout When it came to disinformation, shutting down the Internet to prevent protests in Iraq may have backfired. […]

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Kuwait donates Generators to Iraq

Kuwait has donated 17 mobile electric generators with a total capacity of 30,000 kilowatts to Iraq, the Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water, Mohammed Bushehri has announced. In a press statement, Bushehri said the donation came “to alleviate the electricity crisis in the Iraqi city of Basra”. “In the light of the […]

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Video: Protests Outside Oil Field near Basra

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. People are still protesting across southern Iraq, despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services. The unrest began in the oil-rich province of Basra last week and […]

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Video: Iraq Struggles as Protests Spread

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Police and medical sources say at least 11 people have now died in protests in southern Iraq against the poor state of public services. The unrest began in Basra last week and has […]

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Video: Death Toll Rises in Southern Iraq Protests

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For two weeks, demonstrators have gathered in southern Iraq to protest against the lack of access to electricity, clean water, and jobs. Protesters have said that they are organising peacefully and the response […]

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Video: Tension grips Basra after Protester Killed

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dozens of people demonstrate in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, four days after security forces opened fire killing one person during a protest against unemployment. View on YouTube

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Basra Protests: Oil Minister Orders More Jobs

By John Lee. Protestors took to the streets of Basra for the fourth day on Wednesday, protesting the killing of a demonstrator by security forces, and demanding jobs and public services. According to AFP, protesters also blocked the road leading to the oilfields of West Qurna, while international oil companies (IOCs) have reportedly moved senior […]

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Women in Conservative Basra Seek – And Find – More Freedoms

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. By Ahmad Waheed. Women In Conservative Basra Seek – And Find – More Freedoms An influx of investors, immigration, better security and more shopping malls is emboldening females in the […]

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Floating Oil Island for Iraq’s Expected Spurt in Exports

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Floating Oil Island will handle Iraq’s expected Spurt in Exports The South Oil Co. (SOC) [possibly should be Basrah Oil Company (BOC), as per comment below, – Editor] […]

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