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EU Planes Deliver 266 tonnes of Relief Assistance

The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul. Three additional planes carrying emergency assistance from Austria and France have now touched ground in Iraq, bringing the total number of flights facilitated and co-financed by the Commission to […]

Iraq Extends Chicken Import Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly extended its ban on poultry imports to three more European countries: Finland, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The ban covers live and frozen poultry imports, and comes in response to bird flu outbreaks. Iraq is the world’s fifth biggest buyer of chicken meat, with purchases of 670,000 tonnes last year, […]

Finland contributes Funding for Newly Liberated Areas

Finland contributes funding to accelerate stabilization in newly liberated areas The Republic of Finland is providing US$1,13 million (€1 million) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support stabilization in areas newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Finnish contribution will be allocated to UNDP’s Funding Facility for […]

Finland Boosts Training Mission

By Simon Kent. Finland is set to increase its training and assistance mission to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, sending an extra 50 commandos to help the Kurds  counter improvised explosive devices and other ISIS tactics. The move came amid some debate in the Finnish parliament, but MPs’ concerns were assuaged by the fact that the […]

Finland Arrests Speicher Massacre Suspects

By Simon Kent. Two twins have been detained in Finland on suspicion of involvement in the so called “Speicher massacre” which occurred near Tikrit last June. Finnish security services had apparently been anticipating the arrival of the men in the country, whose faces appear un-masked in a video by the so called “Islamic State,” also […]

Nokia Opens New Office in Erbil

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has announced the inauguration of its new office in Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan region in Iraq. Until now the company has been operating at a different location in Erbil. This is NSN’s fourth modern office in Iraq, with the other offices located in Baghdad, Sulaymaniyah, and Basra to […]

Iraq and Finland to Sign Trade Agreement

Iraq and Finland will sign a trade and economic agreement in the middle of April, reports AKnews. Trade Minister, Kherula Hassan, said a delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Finland later this month to strengthen trade between the two sides. A Finnish delegation visited the Kurdistan Region last year and declared Finland’s intention to […]

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