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Shiite Trio Competes for Power in Iraq

By Ammar Alsawad for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On Feb. 28, hundreds of pro-Sadrist university students in Kut attacked Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s procession with stones and water bottles. Abadi’s security forces fired tear gas and live […]

The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’

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. Sajad Saadi has dreams of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, the now-seriously wealthy American who helped found Facebook while he was at university. And to get that particular party started, […]

Iraq Invites Investment in new Refineries, Storage Tanks

By John Lee. Iraq’s new oil minister, Jabbar al-Luaibi, has invited international oil companies to invest in four new oil refineries across the country: Kirkuk: 150,000 bpd; Kut: 100,000 bpd; Samawa: 70,000 bpd; and, Basra: 100-150,000 bpd. Contracts will be considered on both BOT (Build–Operate–Transfer) and BOO (Build–Own–Operate) bases. The Minister made the announcement during […]

The 200-Yr-Old Iraqi Market for Alternative Medicine

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. Abu Al Hawa market in Kut has been selling alternative remedies for around two centuries now. But as one historian points out, the place is about more than just self-medication. […]

Development Work to Begin in Kut

By John Lee. A Malaysian firm has won a 71-billion Iraqi dinar ($61-million) contract to develop the southern area of Kut in Wasit [Wassit] province, according to a report from Al-Shorfa. Wasit governor Mahmoud Talal said: “The contract includes developing and rehabilitating the southern neighbourhoods of town by developing and paving streets and implementing water, […]

Serbia Eyes Investments in Wassit

By John Lee. The Serbian ambassador to Baghdad, Radisav Petrovich, has expressed his country’s desire to invest in Iraq in general, and in Wassit province in particular. At a press conference in the city of Kut, the Ambassador Petrovich said a cooperation agreement will be signed shortly between the two countries. He added that an […]

Polish Firm Wins $25m Redevelopment Contract in Kut

Local authorities in Wassit have commissioned a Polish company to implement a project to rehabilitate and develop residential areas in the city of Kut, according to Aswat al-Iraq. “The project, which will cost ID30.578 billion [$25.5 million] as part of the provincial development budget (PDB) for 2012, will include the rejuvenation of residential districts, extension […]

Turkish Firm Wins $88m Grand Kut Water Project

A Turkish firm has won the contract for the $88 million (105 billion Iraqi dinar) Grand Kut water project, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. Sobeih Lafta, the assistant governor for technical affairs in Wassit, told the news agency that the project is intended to end water scarcity in the city. The project, with […]

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Weekly Security Update for 2nd November 2011

Levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week, with the highest number of weekly attacks recorded since mid-August. At least 80 people were killed and 197 injured nationwide, with incidents concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and Babil province. There was also sporadic violence in towns such as Kut, Fallujah and Ba’qubah.   North Turkish […]

Weekly Security Update for 25th August 2011

The current world focus is on Libya, with AKE now ranking Tripoli as being much more hostile a working environment than Baghdad. However, conditions are still fluid and unstable in Iraq, and levels of violence have crept up in the country for the third consecutive week. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured in […]