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Al-Kask Refinery re-starts Production

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has announced that the re-construction and rehabilitation of the first unit of the Al-Kask refinery in Ninawa is complete. The facility can process 10,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). Work is continuing to finish the second unit, which also has a capacity of […]

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USAID Holds Co-Creation Workshop in Baghdad

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded a two-day workshop in Baghdad with 33 organizations seeking to create and design activities together that will assist in the voluntary return of displaced Iraqis to the Ninewa Plain and western Ninewa, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. The workshop […]

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Funding Opportunity for Return of IDPs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office in Iraq has issued a call for expressions of interest to fund activities that assist in the voluntary return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Ninewa Plains and western Ninewa, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain. Ambassador Douglas Silliman […]

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ISIS Recruiter of Child Soldiers Shot Dead in Mosul

By Simon Kent. Unconfirmed reports suggest a Saudi Arabian national under the nom de guerre “Abu Wathbah al-Saudi,” has been shot dead in Mosul, the last urban stronghold of the self declared Islamic State. The terrorist’s role was apparently the recruitment of child soldiers. If true, it would only be one in a string of […]

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Police Find Mass Grave Near Mosul

By Simon Kent. Iraqi Security Forces have found a mass grave containing the remains of police from Ninevah province, in a village south of Mosul, the last urban stronghold of the self declared Islamic State. A Sunni Iraqi police Colonel from nearby Salahaddin, Ahmed al Jubouri, remarked on the discovery, “Security forces at the recently  liberated al-Jawaana […]

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Concern over Post ISIS Iraq Landscape

By Mustafa Sadoon for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The military protocol agreement signed July 12 between the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government and the United States might create controversy in Iraq’s public and political circles, especially those that do not have good relations with the […]

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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 […]

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Germany Donates EUR 4m to Boost Community Policing

The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017. By supporting community policing in Iraq, IOM enhances overall efforts to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq in liberated areas. Community-policing models […]

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UN Calls for Relocation of Civilians to Safer Areas

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has said she is deeply worried about thousands of civilians who are trapped in Fallujah city and in Sinjar district and are unable to access aid, calling on Government officials to redouble efforts to relocate civilians to safer areas before the situation deteriorates further. Although the UN […]

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Yezidis Discover ISIS Supply Route

By Simon Kent. According to fighters from northern Iraq’s Yezidi ethnic minority, ISIS or “Daesh” have opened a new supply route from Syria to Mosul, which enters the northern occupied city from the south and moves through at Ba’aj, south of Sinjar. Yezidis currently working with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have been observing the route, which […]

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Mass Grave Discovered in Sinjar

By Simon Kent. Kurdish and Yezidi forces made the grim discovery of a mass grave over the weekend, containing the remains of up to 70 women near the town of Sinjar. Sinjar, a key town on the approach to ISIS occupied Mosul, is home to many of the Yazidi community and was recently recaptured in a […]

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Iraq Ebola Rumours Unfounded

The Ministry of Health in Iraq, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has confirmed that there is no suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Iraq as of January 5th 2015. On 31 December, 2014, Al-Sabah newspaper, Shafaq news agency and Rudaw online newspaper reported a rumor of EVD cases in Mosul, […]

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