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Community Development Centre and Park opened in Erbil

To mark the closure of a comprehensive informal settlement upgrading intervention in Erbil, a community development centre and a neighbourhood park were opened today in Kurani Ainkawa. The Improving Housing Delivery System in Erbil – Upgrading of Kurani Ainkawa Informal Settlement project is funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and implemented by the United […]

Voice of America Journalist Beaten in Iraq

Voice of America (VOA) journalists were beaten and harassed by authorities in Pakistan and Iraq earlier this week. “I am appalled that these VOA journalists, who were only doing their job of reporting accurate information, were beaten and harassed by security forces,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation only generates an opposite effect. VOA will […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s NGOs Lobby For Law Change

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. Non-governmental organisations in Iraqi Kurdistan are lobbying for a change in the regional law relating to their work. They say the decades-old law is preventing them from doing their job. […]

How To Replace Iraq’s Flawed Political System?

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. Danger Of Dictatorship: How To Replace Iraq’s Flawed Political System? Iraq’s Parliament has failed its people. This was the message from protestors last week. But what could possibly replace the […]

Atrush Oil Field to Start Production this year

By John Lee. In its results for the first quarter of 2016, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has said that its Atrush oil project in Iraqi Kurdistan is expected to commence oil production this year with a maximum gross capacity of 30,000 barrels per day. (Source: TAQA)

Italy ready to Increase Military Aid to Kurdistan

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti and her accompanying delegation. In a meeting, attended by senior civilian and military officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Minister Pinotti commended Kurdish military forces and Kurdistan Regional Government for their advances in the fight against terror. Minister Pinotti also […]

Fleeing Tuz Khormato Residents put Strain on Kirkuk

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fleeing Tuz Khormato residents add more strain on Iraq’s Kirkuk Farman Mohammad Rashid is from Kirkuk, and like others from the city he has family in Tuz Khormato. “I have two aunties there,” he […]

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 […]

KRG Oil Exports Increase to 512k bpd for April

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) today publishes the monthly crude oil export report for April 2016. The report details: All oil export volumes through the KRG-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline; all crude oil cargoes lifted from Ceyhan by the buyers; and the revenues received on account by the KRG during the month. The Kurdistan Regional Government […]

WesternZagros Resumes Production at Garmian

WesternZagros Resources has announced the resumption of crude oil production and sales from the Sarqala-1 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Sales are to be in accordance with the payment mechanism for crude oil sales announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government on February 1, 2016 based on the […]

DNO Shares Jump as it steps up Kurdistan Activity

By John Lee. Shares in DNO, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, closed up more than 10 percent on Wednesday as the company announced the startup of an active drilling program at its flagship Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The company said it will boost investments on the back of seven consecutive […]