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Rosneft Starts Drilling at Block 12

Russia’s Rosneft group has started drilling its first exploration well at Block 12 in Iraq. The Salman-1 well will be drilled to the measured depth of 4,245 m through Kurra Chine target horizon to be followed by further testing of five prospective targets. The Company plans to complete drilling in July 2017. Company of Rosneft […]

Work Starts at Mid-Euphrates Airport

By John Lee. AFP reports that Iraqi officials laid the cornerstone of a new Mid-Euphrates Airport, 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of Karbala. The $500-million project will be carried out by the UK-based Copperchase, with work supervised by the Khayrat al-Sibtein company, which belongs to the Imam Hussein shrine (pictured). During the ceremony, Karbala Governor […]

Iran’s VP Praises Iraqi Hospitality

The Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri arrived in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday to attend Arbaeen procession, saying he was impressed by Iraq’s simultaneous handling of the overcrowded religious ceremony and a military operation to liberate the city of Mosul. Heading a delegation of Iranian officials, Jahangiri travelled to Iraq to take part […]

Oman Air commences flights to Najaf from November

By John Lee. Oman Air has announce that it will be commencing its four times weekly service from Muscat to Najaf from November. Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer at Oman Air, said: “Following a temporary delay of our service to Najaf as the Operational teams were assessing and scheduling all fleet types for safe deployment […]

Oman Air Postpones Launch of Najaf Route

By John Lee. Oman Air has announced that the start of its planned service between Muscat and Najaf is delayed from 15th September to 1st October. The airline said in a statement: “The decision was taken in line with Oman Air’s over-riding priority of ensuring the safety and well-being of all its customers and staff.” […]

Iraq is Back in Business, According to Wyndham Group

By Simon Kent. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is rising again in Iraq, The Wall Street Journal reports. The piece notes General Electric’s billion dollar contract in January, which is of course government spending, to highlight how multi-nationals are increasingly confident as the self declared Islamic State begins to collapse. The piece also notes how FDI is […]

Laborers facing Harsh Conditions in Najaf

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mohammad Karim Khudair, 13, quickly pushes his luggage trolley through the streets of Najaf. The small three-wheel trolley is loaded with the luggage of an Iranian tourist who came to the city to visit […]

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Why some Shiites want Distance from Iran

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why some Iraqi Shiites are pushing for Distance from Iran Iraq’s Shiites are witnessing a political-religious rift in their stance toward Iran whose development can be traced back to 2003. While some express complete […]

Najaf Airport buys AS&E X-ray Detection Solutions

American Science and Engineering (AS&E) has announced that it has received an order to supply its Z Portal cargo screening system and Gemini parcel inspection systems to Najaf International Airport. Chuck Dougherty, AS&E’s President and CEO, said: “We are proud to have been selected by Najaf Airport, one of Iraq’s busiest airports, to provide the […]

Iranian University to Offer Services to Southern Iraq

By John Lee. Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology has plans to offer educational services in Southern Iraq. Amir Golroo, assistant professor at the university’s Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering, told Trend that a separate office for Amirkabir University is being built on campus at of one of Iraqi universities: “We are especially focusing on […]