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Int’l Interests vie for Control of Iraq-Syria Border

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. International Interests Line Up To Take Control Of Iraq-Syria Border As the fight against the extremist group known as the Islamic State continues to succeed, albeit at a slower pace […]

Plans to Ease Trade between Iraq and Jordan

By John Lee. Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki met with his his Iraqi counterpart Haidar Al Abadi this week, and agreed to reopen the border crossing at Treibil. The move will facilitate the movement of Jordanian merchandise, mainly farm produce, into Iraq and reduce transport and other costs on Jordanian exporters. A committee will also […]

Investment Opportunity: Customs Check-point in Diyala

State Commission for Customs, in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC), has announced an investment opportunity to establish a customs check point in Al Safra Zone / Al Uthaim in Diyala Province, and provide all necessary requirements and services (logistic and security). Interested investors are entitled to present their wish to the customs commission […]

Iran to up Oil Output at Joint Iraq Fields

By John Lee. Iran‘s Minister for Petroleum, Bijan Nadar Zangeneh (pictured), has revealed plans to increase production at the country’s western joint fields with Iraq by 200,000 bpd. The increase will happen over the next eight months and “surge to 700,000 bpd in the years to come”, according to a report from PressTV. Iran has […]

Turkey Reopens Iraq Border Crossing

By John Lee. The Habur border crossing between Iraq and Turkey has reopened on a limited basis on Tuesday, but with only 1,250 vehicles being allowed to through each day, according to Today’s Zaman. Turkey had closed the crossing on 14th December due to ongoing clashes between Turkish security forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party […]

Sulaimaniyah opens New Border Crossing with Iran

By John Lee. Shafaaq reports that a new border crossing has been opened between Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan, and Iran. The new crossing at Siran Bin is the third in the province, and connects with the Iranian city of Bana. At the opening ceremony, the governor of Sulaimaniyah predicted that the new crossing will ease […]

Iran to Add Rigs at Shared Oilfield

The First Deputy Managing Director of the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) said the company will add two more drilling rigs to the development project at South Azadegan oilfield, which is shared between Iraq and Iran. Mohammad Reza Takayedi told Shana that NIDC has been tasked with drilling operations of 40 wells in a 24-month […]

Closure of Jordanian-Iraqi Borders Hurts Jordan

By John Lee. Jordan’s Interior Minister, Salameh Hammad, said on Tuesday that the frequent closure of the Jordanian-Iraqi border should be resolved. Hammad made the remarks as he met with Iraqi ambassador to Jordan, Jawad Hadi Abbas, where the two officials discussed ways to remove all obstacles facing Jordan’s cargo transportation to Iraq. Abbas stressed […]

Iraq Deploys Forces at Borders

By John Lee. Jordan’s Petra news agency reported on Tuesday that Iraq has deployed border guards along the borders with Jordan and Saudi Arabia to prevent the infiltration of extremist elements. The Head of Anbar Provincial Council, Sabah Karhot, said two brigades were deployed at the Traibil [Turaybeel, Tirbil, Tarbiel, Trebil] border crossing with Jordan […]

Iraq Closes Border Crossings with Jordan

By John Lee. An official source has told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the Iraq government had informed Jordanian authorities of its decision to close border crossings between Iraq and Jordan until further notice. The source urged passengers and drivers who want to travel to Iraq not to head to the border crossings until […]