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Pipeline Attacks “Cost KRG $250m”

Statement by KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources on attacks on the Kurdistan to Ceyhan oil export pipelines in Turkey Since July 27th, there have been repeated attempted thefts and sabotage attacks on the pipelines that carry crude oil from the Kurdistan Region to Ceyhan (pictured) in Turkey. This has led to an almost complete stoppage […]

Iraqi Kurds Desire PKK and Turkey Ceasefire

By Patrick Schmidt. With tensions rising once again between the Turkish central government and the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), Iraqi Kurds are now more concerned about their own relationship with the Turkish leadership. Despite this concern, Iraqi Kurds do not agree with all the claims made by the Turkish government about the PKK. Kurdistan’s Foreign […]

Video: Turkey Denies Targeting Iraqi Civilians

Turkey’s military is denying allegations that its air strikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets have hit civilians. The President of Iraq’s Kurdish region has accused Ankara of killing civilians in air raids in the north. He has asked the PKK to leave the region, but the violence continues. Al Jazeera‘s Zeina Khodr reports:

KRI Growth Slows to Under 1%

By John Lee. The General Manager of the Projects Department in the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Planning, Zagros Fattah, has said that economic growth in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is expected to be less than 1 percent this year. This follows growth of 8 percent in 2013 and just under 5 percent in 2014. […]

DNO Unaffected by Pipeline Disruption

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, announced that production from its flagship Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq continued uninterrupted during this week’s shut down of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline in Turkey, given the flexibility to redirect volumes from exports to local sales. Prior to the pipeline disruption, Tawke production in the […]

Erbil-Baghdad Agreement: Deal or No Deal?

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. Erbil-Baghdad Oil Relations Swing between Deal, no Deal Encouraged by more international interest in purchasing its oil, coupled with the apparent failure of the federal Iraqi government to provide agreed-upon […]

Catholic University to Open in Erbil

By John Lee. The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda, has reportedly said he plans to open a Catholic university in Erbil in October. Speaking in Australia, he said university “will embrace our Christian and Yazidi young men and women who were forcefully displaced from their areas and homes in the Plain of Nienveh in […]

Turkish Airlines Adds Erbil Flights

By John Lee. Turkish Airlines has added Erbil to its list of flight destinations operated from/to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Beginning July 20th, roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Erbil are being operated four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; from September 16th, flights will be increased to 7 per week. (Source: […]