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KRG to Improve Protection for Intellectual Property

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed that it will update and fully implement legislation on intellectual property, protecting the Kurdistan Region’s entrepreneurs, academics and businesses from infringement. A legal committee will also be established to review new draft legislation for approval in this session of the Kurdistan Parliament. (Source: KRG)

Iraq Purchase of Russian S-400 ‘not on the table yet’

Iraq is not discussing the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, Iraq’s ambassador to Russia has told Rudaw, following rumors Baghdad is in the market for such a system to counter recent Israeli airstrikes on Iraqi territory. “There haven’t been and there aren’t any discussions or consultations between the Iraqi government and the […]

New Dutch Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim received a copy of the credentials of the Dutch Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Eric Strating. The bilateral relations between Baghdad and The Hague were discussed, as well as methods for enhancing fruitful bilateral cooperation in various fields, in addition to cooperation and coordination in international forums to […]

PM visits China as Business Relationship Strengthens

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi arrived on Thursday morning in the Chinese city of Hebei to participate in the World Conference on Industrialization. The visit follows the granting of two major contracts in Iraq to Chinese companies in recent weeks: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau will reportedly implement civil engineering projects and […]

New Pipeline to Transport Iraqi Oil to Turkey

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  New pipeline in works to transport Iraqi oil to Turkey Ankara and Baghdad are working toward building a new oil pipeline with the capacity to transport one million barrels per day from Iraq’s […]

PM Rejects Resignation of Health Minister

By John Lee. At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has reportedly rejected the resignation of the health minister Ala Al Alwan (pictured). Citing problems with blackmail and corruption, it was the minister’s second attempt to resign, having been persuaded to remain after a previous attempt in March. More here. […]

New Swedish Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim has received a copy of the credentials of Swedish Ambassador to Iraq Mr. Lars Ronnås. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples. Minister Alhakim expressed Baghdad’s aspiration for a greater role for Sweden in […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Associate Humanitarian Liaison Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Programme Manager (Cash for Work), IOM – International Organization for Migration Consultant-Concessional Finance Expert, IOM – International Organization for Migration RRU Team Leader, IOM – International Organization for Migration International Consultant […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Education Specialist, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Feedback and Response Mechanism Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Humanitarian Access and Security Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Project Assistant, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Research Assistant (field coordination and administration), […]

ASEC to run Qarachog Cement Plant

By John Lee. The Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) has reportedly signed a three-year agreement with Iraq’s KAR Group for the operation and maintenance of the Qarachough [Qarachog] Cement Plant near Erbil. According to World Cement, the plant has a capacity of 1.9 million tonnes per year. (Source: World Cement)

UK announces New Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced that Mr Stephen Hickey has been appointed as British Ambassador to Iraq. He succeeds Mr Jon Wilks CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hickey will take up his appointment during November 2019. He has most recently served in New […]

Siemens and Orascom to rebuild Baiji Power Plant

By John Lee. Germany’s Siemens and Egypt’s Orascom Construction signed an agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to rebuild Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants in northern Iraq. The plants will have a combined generation capacity of 1.6 gigawatts (GW) when completed and are a major step in Siemens’ roadmap for rebuilding Iraq’s power […]