Tag Archives | Ninawah

Will Iraqi-Kurdish Conflict Break Out in Nineveh?

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. Gen. Hadi Halabjayi and his peshmerga troops were getting settled in the new territory in the Khazir area they had captured from the Islamic State (IS) in late May after a day and a […]

Independent Ninawa After the Islamic State?

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. To Be Independent Or Not: Iraqi’s Northern Province After The Islamic State? As local forces appear to be preparing to take on Sunni Muslim extremists in charge of their hometowns, […]

Planned Refinery moves Ninawa even Further from Baghdad

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. Ninawa’s Planned Oil Refinery Moves Sunni-Led Region even Further from Baghdad The northern Sunni-led region of Ninawa has been planning its own oil refinery for some time now. And last […]

Al-Qaeda Sinks Roots in Mosul

By Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mosul, the capital of Ninevah province, has become one of the most important strongholds of al-Qaeda in Iraq. The city’s large area and its borders with Syria and Turkey make it of […]

Nineveh Takes Steps towards Energy Independence

By John Lee. The Governor of Nineveh province, Atheel al Nujaifi (pictured), has told Reuters that Baghdad has focused on the giant southern oilfields and has paid little attention to developing resources in his province. The province has started talks with oil companies, including Exxon Mobil, and is drafting terms to attract investment. Nujaifi added: “We […]

Nineveh Authorises Governor to Sign Oil Deals

By John Lee. The provincial council of Nineveh has reportedly granted its governor the power to sign deals with foreign oil firms independently of Baghdad, which rejected the move as unconstitutional. a predominantly Sunni Muslim governorate in Iraq’s northwest, is following the example of the autonomous Kurdistan region, which has pursued an increasingly independent energy […]

Voter’s Revolution in Ninawa

By Abdullah Salem. 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. Voter’s Revolution in Ninawa: Local Minorities take over Provincial Govt Local elections in the troubled northern state of Ninawa have seen the provincial council dominated by […]

Date Set for Anbar, Ninewa Elections

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, welcomed the decision of the Council of Ministers today to conduct the Governorate Council elections in Anbar and Ninewa on 20 June. “This new date will give the people of Anbar and Ninewa a chance to choose their local representatives soon. This will […]

Ninawa Election Postponed “Based on False Info”

By Abdullah Salem. 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. The controversial governor of Ninawa, Atheel al-Nujaifi, talks about why he thinks elections were postponed and how the current security crisis could be solved. After Iraqi […]

Postponement of Provincial Elections in Anbar, Nineveh

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Lufthansa Consulting Wins Mosul Airport Contract

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government and Lufthansa Consulting continue their successful collaboration to establish international standards for the country’s future aviation development: During the recent Iraqi-German Business Forum in Berlin, the Governor of the Nineveh Governorate, H.E. Athil Abdulazeez Al Najafi, and Lufthansa Consulting signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of Mosul […]

Sandstorms, Corruption Make Ninawa Farmers Abandon Land And Home

By Mohammed Omar al-Qaysi. 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. Farmers in Ninawa are being forced to abandon their farms in droves because of desertification. And now they say, to make matters worse, those who […]