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Greece Opens Erbil Consulate

By Simon Kent. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has announced the opening of a consulate in Erbil, capital of the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi- Kurdistan. Greece already has an embassy in Erbil, and the announcement suggested the new consultate will “substantially upgrade” the country’s diplomatic presence in Iraq. (Source: Independent Balkan News Agency)

Kurdish PUK, Gorran Parties Strike Deal

By Mohammed al Salih for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A deal between two main Iraqi Kurdish political parties, Gorran and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), is expected to increase tensions and lead to further fragmentation and destabilization of Iraqi […]

Community Development Centre and Park opened in Erbil

To mark the closure of a comprehensive informal settlement upgrading intervention in Erbil, a community development centre and a neighbourhood park were opened today in Kurani Ainkawa. The Improving Housing Delivery System in Erbil – Upgrading of Kurani Ainkawa Informal Settlement project is funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and implemented by the United […]

India to Open Consulate in Erbil

By John Lee. Indian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. George Raju yesterday visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations to discuss the opening of Indian consulate general in Erbil. Ambassador Raju announced the decision of the government of India to open its consulate general in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region. He said that India realizes the […]

Japan to open Consulate in Erbil

President Masoud Barzani received a Japanese embassy delegation headed by Ambassador Fumio Iwai, Japan’s Ambassador to Iraq. President Barzani and Ambassador Iwai spoke of the current political situation in Iraq and expressed optimism that matters will be moving in a more positive direction. The two sides also spoke of the military operations against the terrorists […]

Erbil launches Provincial Development Strategy

Erbil marks the launch of its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 with a breathtaking audiovisual performance at the historic Citadel At an official ceremony at Erbil’s historic Citadel, the Governorate of Erbil launched its Provincial Development Strategy. The ceremony was presided over by H.E. Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, and attended […]

Germany Donates EUR 4m to Boost Community Policing

The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017. By supporting community policing in Iraq, IOM enhances overall efforts to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq in liberated areas. Community-policing models […]

PECB Signs Agreement with Citadel Engineering

PECB has announced that it has signed a new partnership agreement with Erbil-based Citadel Engineering Company, to distribute PECB training courses in Iraq. This partnership will ensure that the respective companies will give their contribution based on their expertise in offering and organizing PECB courses. Eric Lachapelle, CEO of PECB, said: “PECB has built a […]

Video: Winter Wreaks Havoc in Refugee Camps

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. More than three million people have been forced from their homes by ISIL’s onslaught in Iraq. Many live in deplorable conditions in camps where tents are collapsing under winter rains and some children […]