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Iraq may Sell Oil through Iran if talks with KRG Fail

By John Lee. Iraq would reportedly consider selling crude through Iran if talks with Iraqi Kurdistan on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail. Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema told Reuters that Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) plans to hold talks with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), possibly this week. He said “If the negotiations come […]

Water Supply to be Upgraded in Sulaymaniyah

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah signed an agreement to rehabilitate the main water network for Sulaimaniyah City which provides safe drinking water for more than one million people. “The Governorate and people of Sulaimaniyah have generously welcomed and supported displaced and refugee families,” said UNDP Resident Representative and UN […]

KRG, Mine Agency brief Diplomats

KRG Board of Environment and Mine Agency brief diplomats on their needs The Department of Foreign Relations today hosted a special session for the KRG Board of Environmental Protection and Improvement and the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) to brief diplomats on their activities, challenges, and needs. Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG […]

DNO, Genel Receive Payment for Tawke Deliveries

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 30 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as partial payment to DNO and partner Genel Energy for June crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. The total invoiced amount for June is USD 38.41 million, of which USD […]

KRG Announces Reduced Oil Production in July

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has published its monthly production and export revenue overview for July 2016. During the month it exported 457k bpd from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, down from the previous month’s figure, at an average price of $32.53 per barrel, bringing in revenue of $461 million. Please click here to view or […]

Is Maliki Plotting Return to Power with Kurdistan Visit?

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In a scene surprising to many, a smiling Nouri al-Maliki disembarked from an Iraqi airliner July 18 in the city of Sulaimaniyah and was received by senior officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan […]

Can Iraq Overcome its Land Mine Infestation?

By Ibrahim Malazada for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is one of the worst-off countries in the world in terms of minefield and projectile pollution, with 25 million land mines and other unexploded ordnances scattered across the country. The concentration is especially dense […]

Ewan McGregor visits Refugee Children on Iraq Frontline

UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor visits refugee and displaced children on Iraq frontline UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. Tens of thousands of children have been killed, injured, separated from their parents, forced to work, tortured and recruited […]

Video: Aid Shortage Leaves IDPs Suffering

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces are intensifying their battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in the south of the city of Mosul. […]

Cleaning Campaign collects Garbage from Kurdistan

More than 2,500 tonnes of garbage were collected yesterday from the Governorates of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq- Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Duhok and Halabja- as a result of the Let us Clean Kurdistan in One-Day campaign funded by the European Union. With the objective of raising awareness on conservation of the environment, the campaign was supported […]