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Doubling Iran-Iraq Trade on Horizon: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to Iraq, highlighted the positive outcomes of the Iran-Iraq Joint Trade Conference in Baghdad and said the doubling of the bilateral trade “is on the horizon”. “Today, I, accompanied by 6 Iraqi ministers, addressed hundreds of participants at the Iran-Iraq Joint Trade Conference; […]

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GKP to Increase Production; Shares Rise

Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) closed 4.3 percent higher on Wednesday after the company provided an operational and corporate update. Operational Production operations, underpinned by strong performance of the Shaikan Jurassic reservoir, continue in line with expectations. Average gross production of 31,563 barrels of oil per day (“bopd”) was achieved in 2018, at the […]

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MAN Energy Solutions Cements Iraqi Deals

MAN Energy Solutions has successfully commissioned six MAN 18V32/40 engines in a cement factory in Samawa, Iraq, and delivered five more engines of the same type to a freshwater-treatment plant in Basra. “The country’s infrastructure has suffered greatly from armed conflict in the past and the re-electrification of Iraq is pivotal for further growth and […]

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New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Support Services Manager, Humanity and Inclusion (HI) Administration Manager, Humanity and Inclusion (HI) Chief Information Officer Advisor, Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) Chief of Party, Concern Worldwide Forensic Archaeologist, ICMP – International Commission on Missing Persons RRU Regional Livelihoods Technical Advisor, UNAMI – United […]

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New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Country Director, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Project Coordinator – Economic Recovery, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Technical Advisor, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Electricity Law Specialist, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Emergency Officer (Field Coordination), IOM – International Organization for Migration […]

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Kurdistan Tourism to “Double” by 2025

By John Lee. The head of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Board of Tourism has reportedly said that tourism is expected to “approach” 15 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. Mawlawi Jabar Wahab told Rudaw that this would be roughly double the sector’s current size. Visitor numbers are now beginning to climb once more, topping three […]

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7m Iranians, Iraqis Visit Each Other’s Country Annually

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the fact that each year, 7 million Iraqis and Iranians visit each other’s country is a sign of the two neighboring countries’ close ties. Speaking at a meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Monday, attended by the chairmen of the Iraqi parliamentary factions, Zarif […]

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Jordan’s Contractors see New Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Business leaders in Jordan have reportedly welcomed increased access to Iraq’s $88.2-billion reconstruction efforts. According to a report from Jordan Tmes, a recent agreement to grant Jordanian construction contractors equal status to their Iraqi peers was described as “a God-sent miracle” by engineer and board member of the Jordan Construction Contractors Association (JCCA) […]

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France Pledges 1bn EUR Loan to Rebuild Iraq

By John Lee. France has reportedly agreed to lend Iraq 1 billion euros to help in the reconstruction efforts. According to Reuters, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the agreement to reporters following a meeting on Monday with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim in Baghdad. The cost of reconstruction in Iraq is estimated at $88 […]

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Genel Energy posts strong Trading Update

Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s full-year 2018 results, which are scheduled for release on 20 March 2019. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Murat Özgül, Chief Executive of Genel, said: “2018 was a very positive year […]

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Jordan and Iraq plan to Increase Trade

By John Lee. King Abdullah II of Jordan arrives in Baghdad today on an official visit to Iraq for talks with President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister Adil Abd Al Mahdi and senior officials, with a view to strengthening bilateral relations and regional development. According to a report from The Arab Weekly, the two countries […]

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WFP helps Modernise Iraq’s Rationing System

WFP supports Iraq in modernising its Public Distribution System The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Iraq have launched an initiative to digitise the national public distribution system (PDS). The first phase of digitisation will reach nearly 1.3 million people in and around Baghdad and Dohuk. The PDS is Iraq’s biggest […]

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