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France Supports Displaced Iraqis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of €3.2 million (US$3.5) from the Government of France today for its cash assistance programme supporting families affected by conflict in Iraq. “This new French contribution is in response to the urgent need for food assistance among Iraqi families who have recently been displaced by […]

New Internet Service for Iraqi Oil & Gas Companies

Global satcom specialist Marlink, based in France, UK-based service integrator Defaultroute and Iraqi Internet service provider Abr Al Manara have announed that they have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking hybrid digital connectivity service resulting in a multi-million US dollar contract for a major Iraqi oil and gas company. Overcoming the challenges of poor terrestrial […]

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 […]

Iraqi-French Business Council Economic Forum

The Iraqi-French Business Council Economic Forum was held in Bagdad on the 1st of Dec. 2016 in its 10th session under the joint patronage of the Iraqi and French governments. The Forum activities opened with a welcoming speech by Dr. Sami Al- Araji, NIC Chairman through which he reviewed the history of establishing the Iraqi […]

Civilian Policing Working Group meets Ministry of Interior

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting the Government of Iraq (GoI) in its efforts on Security Sector Reform (SSR) through a well-established partnership with the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA). On 29 August, UNDP and ONSA co-chaired the first meeting between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and international partners within the […]

France to send Troops, Aircraft Carrier to Fight IS

By John Lee. France is to send more military advisors to Iraq, in addition to sending a aircraft carrier to the region, as it steps up its fight against the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). President Francois Hollande (pictured) said: “We will intensify the army’s efforts to support the Iraqis as they try […]

Iraq Extends Poultry Products Ban

By Simon Kent. Apparently concerned about the lethal pathogenic H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, which has previously been reported in Iraq, the country has extended a ban on poultry imports. Previously French poultry product imports were banned in December, but in January the ban was extended to over 20 countries. Monday’s ban on […]