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Is Iran’s Honeymoon in Iraq Over?

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. October brought bad news to Iran, as popular demonstrations in Baghdad and Beirut continued, signaling a potential threat to its dominance over the Shiite Crescent. Anti-Iran sentiments have been a staple […]

Amnesty: Horrific Scenes at Karbala Protests

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Horrific scenes as security forces resort to lethal force to disperse Karbala protests Iraqi security forces resorted yet again to excessive and unlawful lethal force to disperse crowds of largely peaceful protesters in the […]

CMEC to Expand in Iraqi Electricity Sector?

By John Lee. During their recent visit to China, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity visited the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), which specializes in transport, energy, communications and heavy engineering equipment. The company is already involved in the reconstruction of Salah al-Din power station and […]

China Railway Company considers Karbala-Najaf Railway

By John Lee. The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity, a number of Governors, Advisors to the Prime Minister and a number of general managers visited the China Railway Company earlier this week. Among the projects discussed were the building of the Karbala-Najaf railway. The […]

Iran, Iraq Reopen Border Crossing after 6 Years

The Khosravi border crossing between Iran and Iraq reopened on Friday, more than six years after a terrorist attack led to its closure. In a ceremony on Friday, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Al Yasiri reopened the Khosravi border crossing. The border crossing had been closed in 2013 in […]

Investment Opportunities: 7 Solar Energy Projects

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has published details of a new round of solar energy projects: The Ministry of Electricity is please to invite local, regional and international Independent Power Producers (IPP) to submit Expressions of interest (EOI) to embark into a proposed reverse auctioning round for SEVEN (7) Green field solar […]

Karbala University taking steps into E-Transformation

As part of the continues support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the University of Karbala, a workshop has been conducted for the period 1 to 5 April on the e-learning modules, gathering twenty senior officials and academics from Karbala University, as part of the technical support provided by the Public Sector Modernization […]

Iran FM, Iraqi Tribal Leaders Meet in Karbala

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met a group of Iraqi tribal leaders from south of the country in the holy city of Karbala. During the last leg of his meetings with Iraqi officials, elites and representatives of Iraqi society from various ethnicities and regions, Zarif sat for talks with the tribal leaders and clans’ […]

Private Sector Development Strategy in Karbala

UNDP is helping to launch the Private Sector Development Strategy in Karbala The Governorate of Karbala in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized a conference to roll out the Holly Karbala Private Sector Development Strategy (2018-2030) in Karbala province. The Holly Karbala Private […]

$8m Project to plant 70,000 Date Palms

By John Lee. An Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim foundation is reportedly planning to plant a total of 70,000 date palms south of Baghdad. According to Reuters, it has already planted 16,000 date trees outside Karbala [Kerbala]. The scheme is backed by a state loan of IQD 10 billion ($8.43 million). (Source: Reuters)