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Criminal Case Management Course for Judges

Criminal case management course for judges and prosecutors in Ninewah, first of a series of UNDP activities to support effective criminal justice administration in Iraq Twelve Iraqi judges and prosecutors from the Governorate of Ninewah successfully completed a criminal case management course held in Baghdad on 25-26 August 2017. UNDP Rule of Law Programme designed […]

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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 […]

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Improving Women’s Livelihoods in Ninewah

For a young Yazidi woman who survived upheaval and displacement in northern Iraq, hope and stability finally arrived in an unexpected form: plump brown quails, and their tiny speckled eggs. Gulistan, 23, lives in the predominantly Christian and Yazidi district of Alqosh in the northern reaches of Ninewah Governorate. In the summer of 2014, the […]

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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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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 contributes additional $3.9m in Aid

Germany has contributed an additional US$3.9 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS, Daesh, IS). This contribution brings Germany’s total financing of the Facility to $16 million. Based on priorities identified by local authorities, UNDP helps to quickly […]

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Netherlands Funds Stabilization in Newly Liberated Areas

The Netherlands is giving $5.69 million (€5 million) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support stabilization in areas newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Dutch contribution will be allocated in two installments to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which channels fast-track support to liberated areas […]

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Norway Contributes Funding for Rehabilitation

The Kingdom of Norway has contributed an additional US$2.8 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This is the second contribution from the Kingdom of Norway in recent months, and will be dedicated to restoring livelihoods […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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