Tag Archives | Halabja

Market For Female Entrepreneurs Launched In Halabja

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In the northern Iraqi city of Halabja a unique new weekly market showcases handmade goods produced by the province’s women. It’s doing so well, it may become a permanent fixture. […]

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Northern Iraqi Town appoints Female Mayor

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Halabja appoints its first female mayor in over a century. But the 38-year-old knows it won’t be an easy job. Almost exactly a century ago, the Iraqi Kurdish city of […]

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Refugee Radio Station Making Waves In Iraqi Kurdistan

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Four displaced women from Iraq and Syria, now based in Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan, are running a radio show for other displaced people in the area. Four displaced young women are […]

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Protests ‘Cost Sulaymaniyah About $1bn’

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Region’s Syndicate of Investors [Kurdistan Investors Union] has said that recent violent protests in Sulaymaniyah have cost the province $1 billion. Spokesperson Mala Yasin Mahmoud told BasNews that many strategic projects have been cancelled and foreign investors are leaving because of the protests. “At least 15% of the foreign investments […]

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Gazprom Neft to Conduct Seismic Survey

Gazprom Neft is to conduct a 2D seismic survey on the south-eastern section of the Halabja block. The technical equipment and personnel required for the survey are currently being transferred from the south-western section, where the company has already successfully completed a survey spanning 225 linear km. 2D seismic surveys covering approximately 870 linear km […]

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Gazprom ‘Forced to Quit Halabja Block’

By John Lee. Rudaw reports that Russia’s Gazprom Neft has been forced to halt operations at its Halabja block following demonstrations by hundreds of protestors from 34 villages around the town of Darbandikhan. According to the report, the protesters have given the oil company until 20th October to stop all exploration activity, claiming that “scientific […]

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Gazprom to Explore for Oil in Kurdistan

By Patrick M Schmidt. The Russian state-owned oil company, Gazprom, is expected to launch exploration operations in Halabja province before the end of the year. The province is located in the region of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and lays close to the Iran-Iraq border. If they find enough oil reserves, the company will begin […]

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New State University Opens in Kurdistan

AKnews report that a new state-run university was officially opened in Halabja yesterday, 81 km southeast of Sulaimaniya. Speaking at a press conference, university director Khasraw Abdullah told reporters that the institute’s single college – offering courses in Islamic sciences, languages and sports – had been up and running for six months already before yesterday’s […]

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Mines Removed from Irrigation System Near Halabja

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. In May, a team from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) were working in the mountains near Halabja, Sulimaniyah to restore a traditional irrigation system for a nearby […]

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Reopening of Sazan Border Crossing Abandoned

Halabja’s deputy mayor said Iran has rejected reopening the Sazan border crossing, located near Halabja in Sulaimaniya province. In a statement to AKnews on Sunday, the deputy mayor, Goran Adham, quoted the Iranian consul to Sulaimaniya as saying that an Iranian committee visited the crossing and voiced their reluctance to open the gate again. All […]

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