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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: […]

Emirates to Resume Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. Emirates Airlines is to resume passenger flights to Erbil from 15th August. The Dubai-based carrier suspended flights in March following security concerns relating to the ‘Islamic State’ group (IS, ISIS, ISIL). There will be four weekly return flights, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft; as a precaution, the […]

Video: French Archbishop Opens School for IDPs

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Archbishop of Lyon Monseigneur Philippe Barbarin visited Erbil, Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, to participate in the opening ceremony of the Saint-Irénée school for Iraqi children who fled Mosul after IS militants took control […]

Sterling Expand HSE Training

By Robert Tollast. Sterling, the international Health, Safety and Environment oil and gas and construction specialists, have expanded their HSE training site in Erbil. Sterling focus on HSE consulting, building capacity to mitigate risks and environmental hazards, as well as preventing and dealing with major incidents in construction and the energy sector. The expanded centre will […]

Ceyhan: Some Oil Cargoes Cancelled

By Simon Kent. Sources at Ceyhan have told Reuters that there is insufficient oil in the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) tanks at the port to fill planned cargoes. Both BP and Spain’s Cepsa have cancelled shipments, and no oil has gone to SOMO storage for the past ten days. According to sources, this […]