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Iran Reported to have Shut Crossing with Kurdish Region

Iran reported to have shut crossing with Kurdish region; subsequently denied by Iran Reports on October 15 claimed that the Iranian authorities shut a main border crossing with the Kurdish region amid increased tensions. Ali Tawfiq, director of the terminal in Sulaimaniyah province reported that the main border crossing at Bashmaq had been closed by […]

Anbar Locals Warn Against Re-Opening Border Crossing

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. Locals in Anbar celebrated when an important Iraqi-Jordanian border crossing was recently reopened. But the drivers who use it say many areas are still too dangerous to pass through. When […]

Anbar Op aims to Restore Iraqi-Syrian Border

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi security forces have moved toward the key Islamic State-held town of Qaim on the Syrian border, meeting with scant resistance. The operation is ongoing, and they will likely […]

Jordan Exempts Iraqi Trucks from Fines

By John Lee. The Jordanian government has said that as part of its efforts to overcome obstacles to trade with Iraq, its Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulqi (pictured), has decided to exempt Iraqi trucks parked on the Jordanian side of the border from the financial penalties. Petra news agency reports that the exemption, which came in […]

Trade Increases after Automation of Border Crossings

By John Lee. Cross-border trade has increased 20 percent in the first three months of this year after authorities installed automatic electronic system in the main border stations in January. The manager of the Kurdistan Region Customs Service told Rudaw: “The automation process has had an immediate and relatively large impact on the overall revenues […]

Iraq Reinforces its Border with Saudi Arabia

By John Lee. AINA reports that a large convoy of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) has been seen moving towards the Iraqi-Saudi border. This comes following increasing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the Iraqi government has expressed support for Qatar in its conflict with Saudi Arabia. (Source: AINA)