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US contributes $80m for Stabilization in Iraq

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed an additional US$ 80.85 million to The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). US$ 75 million will go to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), with the remaining US$ 5.85 million committed to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Economic Reform (FFER). This brings the total United States […]

Stabilization in Ninewah Plains is taking-off

The Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) re-opened the As-Salamiyah Water Treatment Plant at a ceremony yesterday in Nimrud. The Treatment Plant, which will provide safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the Ninewah Plains, is one of the first major stabilization projects to be completed since the […]

Red Crescent provides Relief to Displaced Families

By Mohammed Khuzai, Iraqi Red Crescent Society. Since early July, heavy fighting in Shirqat city in the Iraqi governorate of Nineveh has led to a great wave of displacement. More than 5,000 families were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in Tikrit, the administrative centre of Salah Eddine province. Many displaced families stayed […]

Iraqi forces in Ninevah eye the ultimate prize: Mosul

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. Almost four months into the launch of the Ninevah Liberation Operation, Iraqi forces managed to secure a major gain July 9 by capturing the strategic Qayyarah air base in the southern countryside of Ninevah […]

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 […]

MSF Extends Activities in Baghdad

More people have been forced to flee from Ramadi, capital of Al Anbar Governorate in central Iraq, after violence broke out between Iraqi forces and Daesh in November. Many have crossed the River Euphrates in search of refuge in camps to the west of Iraqi capital Baghdad. MSF has launched an emergency logistics and medical […]

British Museum sets up Emergency Heritage Mgt Programme

The British Museum is embarking on a programme of co-operation with colleagues in Iraq made possible with £3 million grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This will enable the Museum to deliver a programme of in-depth and specialized training to establish a dedicated corps of Iraqi heritage professionals, fully skilled to […]

Concern for Safety of Journalists in Nineveh

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Ján Kubiš and UNESCO Representative to Iraq Axel Plathe are deeply concerned about the safety of journalists in Nineveh Governorate. The recent assassination of media workers and the increased acts of intimidation, harassment and violence to which they are exposed, dramatically testify to the […]

IS Extorted $11m per month in Nineveh

By John Lee. According to BasNews, the Iraqi parliamentary report into the fall of Mosul reveals that Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants were levying taxes at every level throughout Nineveh Province prior to the capture of Iraq’s second largest city in June last year. The IS group was generating up to $11 million every […]

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, […]

Ex-Saddam Baathists Unite in Ninevah Campaign

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi government has yet to tell its side of the story after the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) occupied the province of Ninevah on June 10, leaving the door open for interpretations […]

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