The Statistics Office, IOM, and UNFPA launch the Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), UNFPA, and IOM have launched the demographic survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), one of the largest statistical exercises conducted in the region since 1987. The survey provides a comprehensive profile […]
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Since late June, media has reported on wildfires in northern parts of Iraqi Kurdistan among the border with Turkey, along the border with Iran in the northeast and in the southeast of Iraq at the Hawizeh marshes, bordering Iran. A hazardous cocktail of climate change-induced increased summer heat, water shortages, military shelling of various armed […]
By John Lee. Erbil’s main outdoor stadium will reportedly be sold off to a private investor. According to Rudaw, a new stadium will be built on the site of the Franso Hariri Stadium. The existing 28,000-capacity venue was built in 1956 and refurbished in 1992. More here from Rudaw. (Source: Rudaw) (Picture credit: Kushared)
Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has confirmed that a gross payment of $22.6 million ($17.7 million net to GKP) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for Shaikan crude oil sales during June 2018. (Source: GKP)
By John Lee. Saudia Airlines has announced that it will start direct services to Erbil in October. The service will offer three flights per week from Jeddah. (Source: Saudia Airlines)
From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed on Sunday that it had launched deadly missile attacks against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq a day earlier. Rockets struck the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition […]
By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurds throw lifeline to Iranian Kurds as sanctions begin to bite As Washington tightens the screws on Iran with crippling sanctions to bring the ayatollahs to their knees, […]
According to a report from Rudaw, thousands of poor quality, overturned or water-damaged American cars have been imported to the Kurdistan Region over the past two years, due to the facilitations made by the KRG to car traders in a bid to increase revenues at customs points. Statistics produced by the ministry of trade and […]
Applications are now open for the Five One Labs Incubator in Sulaimani. The Startup Incubator is a three-month, full-time program for entrepreneurs looking to work intensively to launch their businesses. The program will run from mid-September through mid-December and will end with a Demo Day in December. More information here. (Source: Five One Labs)
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 […]
Sulayminyah has, since its founding 200 years ago, been dedicated to the arts and now the Kurdistan Regional Government has dedicated six million dollars to create a cultural arts centre in the city. Click here to view the video from Al Jazeera.
By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has reported receipt of USD 69.03 million as payment for May 2018 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The funds will be shared by DNO and partner Genel Energy plc pro-rata to the companies’ […]