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Iraq Duty Free plans First Downtown Store in Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraq Duty Free is reported to be in the process of securing approval to operate the first downtown duty free store in Iraq. The project, to be located in Baghdad, is expected to begin early next year, and open in June 2020. The company is also expanding at Basra International Airport and […]

Cabinet allocates Funds to Prison Building, Water Project

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It: voted to adopt the recommendation of the Ministerial Council on Energy on the Charter of Cooperation of Oil-Producing Countries which aims to promote stability in the global oil market; approved the allocation of […]

Details of Reconstruction Projects in Liberated Areas

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Iraq’s Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and General Works has presented details of reconstruction projects underway in areas affected by terrorism. Dr Dara Reshid, who is also Vice President of the Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations (REFAATO), told CWC‘s Kirkuk & Mosul Megaprojects conference in […]

Arrest Warrant for Acting Kirkuk Governor

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kirkuk court issues arrest warrant for acting governor Kirkuk’s Integrity Court issued an arrest warrant June 16 for Rakan Saeed al-Jabouri, the acting governor of Kirkuk, on charges of corruption, including wasting 950 million […]

Restarting Businesses in Fallujah, Kirkuk and Mosul

IOM Iraq’s Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) encourages rapid, large-scale private sector job creation and economic recovery through tailored support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The EDF is a financing mechanism that provides SMEs with financial capital to contribute to their recovery and/or expansion. To assess the capacity of the market to absorb medium-sized grants, […]

Turkey to open Visa Application Office in Kirkuk

By John Lee. Preparations have reportedly been finalized for the opening of a Turkish visa application office in Kirkuk. An official told Anadolu Agency that the office will soon be opened, and is expected to process between 200 and 400 visa applications per day. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Exploring Ways to Assist in Restoration in Kirkuk

The Qishla and Citadel of Kirkuk, two cultural heritage sites symbolising the area’s rich multicultural history but buffeted by time and conflicts, are in desperate need of restoration to preserve them for future generations. In line with UN support for the country’s diversity and preservation of its historical sites as symbols that boost reconciliation and […]

Altun Kupri Bridge Re-Opens

By John Lee. The Altun Kupri (Alton Kopri) bridge linking Kirkuk and Erbil provinces has been re-opened. According to a brief statement from the Iraqi Govt, the bridge is vital for commerce and for fostering enduring ties between communities. The route has been closed following clashes between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in October. (Source: Iraqi […]

Iraq opens Kirkuk Airport for Civil Aviation in Aug

Kirkuk Airport will open for domestic and international flights in August, an Iraqi official announced on Monday, Anadolu reports. Rakan al-Jubouri, the governor of Kirkuk, told reporters that experts from the Ministry of Transportation would arrive in Kirkuk shortly to confirm the date of the first landing. “Kirkuk Airport will serve millions of people from Diyala, […]

Confusion over Iran-Iraq Oil Swap

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has contradicted a recent report originating from Iran’s oil ministry news agency Shana, claiming that the Iran-Iraq oil swap had started. Reuters quotes the minister as saying that implementation of the agreement has been delayed due to “logistical issues“. (Source: Reuters)

Disputed Election Results Threaten Conflict in Kirkuk

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On May 30, the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq annulled votes cast at more than 1,000 of the country’s polling stations, including 186 stations in Kirkuk, a city […]

Iran Starts Oil Swap with Iraq’s Kirkuk

Iran started swapping oil with Iraq’s Kirkuk on Sunday, after the two neighbours sorted out the logistic issues that were preventing the swap’s startup. According to the CIF-based swap deal, Iran receives 30,000 to 60,000 bpd of oil from the Kirkuk oil fields in northern Iraq to an Iranian refinery across the border via tanker […]