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US Man gets 27 mths Jail for Iraq Fraud

By John Lee. A US District Court has sentenced an American man to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for operating two investment schemes that defrauded people of more than $200,000. Joseph T. Morris, aged 52, and two others set up a company whose initial focus was on establishing a […]

Baghdad-KRI Flights Suspended

By Simon Kent. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority has suspended flights from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah and Erbil in the Kurdish region of Iraq (KRI) for two days, effective from today. The move follows concern that Russian jets and cruise missiles pass though that airspace from the Caspian Sea region, to targets in Syria. It is […]

FlyBaghdad leases Jordanian 737

By John Lee. FlyBaghdad has reportedly wet-leased a Boeing 737-400 from Jordan Aviation. The company also has two A320-200s leased from South Africa’s Global Aviation Operations, and three CRJ-200s, two of which are leased from Iraq Gate (Baghdad). Launched earlier this year, FlyBaghdad currently offers scheduled passenger flights to Erbil, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah, Istanbul and Tbilisi. […]

100 Youths Join Workshop on Innovation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) concluded a series of workshops training over 100 Iraqi youths on creativity and innovation in transforming ideas into businesses and social projects. As part of UNDP’s Innovation for Development initiative and in collaboration with Zain Iraq, the workshops were held in Baghdad (1-3 October), Basra (15-17 October) and Erbil […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Brewing Crisis

By Mahmut Bozarslan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Demonstrations turned violent earlier this month as thousands of people protested the dire economic situation in Iraqi Kurdistan, with many demanding that Massoud Barzani (pictured) step down as regional president. Developments that brought the […]

FlyBaghdad has eyes on Dubai, then Europe

Iraq’s youngest airline, FlyBaghdad, is in talks to start flying to Dubai and plans to launch European routes in early 2016, according to a report from Gulf News. The airline’s Regional Commercial Manager, Mohammad Abdali, told the news agency that the Iraqi-owned airline started domestic flights to Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Najaf and Basra from its hub […]

MOL Reduces Akri Bijell Investment

By Simon Kent. Aberdeen based oil and gas company MOL Group have reduced their planned investments at Akri Bijell in the Kurdish region of Iraq, Rigzone reports. The new plans will see one well operational at 2200 bpd, while Bijell 4 and Bijell 6 appraisal wells encountered more geological complexity than envisaged. MOL have struggled in the region […]

Radisson Blu Hotel Announced for Erbil

By Simon Kent. Carlson Rezidor, the international hotel group with over 1,300 hotels in over 100 countries, has announced that it has finalized a deal for a new hotel, 3kms from Erbil International Airport. According to Gulf News, the 260-room hotel will be located in the Western suburbs and contain an all-day dining restaurant, speciality restaurant, lobby bar, […]

Video: Departure Terminal for Iraq’s Exodus

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s gateway to Europe, the northern city of Erbil is the first bottleneck on a long and uncertain journey for a growing number of Iraqis choosing exile:

US Military Hosts Vendor Day in Erbil

U.S. Soldiers at the regional contracting office in Erbil hosted the first in-theater vendor training day to cultivate the critical relationship between local vendors and U.S. forces on the ground. Topics discussed with potential vendors ranged from the solicitation process to reading and understanding what is required in military contracts. Since their arrival in Erbil, […]

Catholic University to Open in Erbil

By John Lee. The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda, has reportedly said he plans to open a Catholic university in Erbil in October. Speaking in Australia, he said university “will embrace our Christian and Yazidi young men and women who were forcefully displaced from their areas and homes in the Plain of Nienveh in […]

Turkish Airlines Adds Erbil Flights

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines has added Erbil to its list of flight destinations operated from/to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Beginning July 20th, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Erbil are being operated four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; from September 16th, flights will be increased to 7 per week. (Source: […]