Tag Archives | Qandil

Partnering to Enhance National Capacities in Iraq

Working closely with other humanitarian organisations and government counter parts is at the core of Logistics Cluster activities in Iraq. The team has recently joined forces with the German Government civil protection organisation Technische Hilfswerk (THW), which works closely with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to support capacity building efforts. As part of these activities, […]

Qandil: Controversial Kurdish Region, Inside the Kurdish Region

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. You don’t need to drive very far from the major Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah to exit the terrain controlled by the government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Twenty minutes from the […]

Fears for 750,000 Civilians in Western Mosul

Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 civilians in western Mosul 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. “We are relieved […]

Turkey to Explore for Oil in Qandil

By John Lee. Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz said today that agreements with Iraqi administrations open the door for Turkish oil exploration in Iraqi Kurdistan: “We have agreements with Baghdad and [the government in] northern Iraq … In the frame of these agreements, we will explore for oil there … “There can be an additional […]

Weekly Security Update for 1st December 2011

As the US military withdrawal continues, levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week. Incidents were concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk, while the southern city of Basrah also saw a bomb attack the day before an international oil and gas conference opened in the city. Otherwise there has been a countrywide rise […]

Weekly Security Update for 24th November 2011

Levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week, particularly in Mosul and the central provinces. There was a rise in bomb attacks, a steady number of shootings and at least two injuries caused by indirect fire (rockets and mortars). At least one person was kidnapped in the north of the country. The head […]

Weekly Security Update for 17th November 2011

Last week saw a notable decline in attacks in Iraq, but incidents have worsened once again over the past three days. Activity was concentrated in the central provinces, although Baghdad itself remained unusually quiet until Sunday. Conditions now appear to be returning to an unfortunate level of normality. Roadside bombings are currently the most commonly […]

Weekly Security Update for 29th September 2011

Levels of violence rose in Iraq for the fourth week in a row last week, with a number of people killed and injured in nationwide attacks. Violence was concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and the districts surrounding the capital. As warned in last week’s Security Update on Iraq Business News there were several attacks conducted against […]

Weekly Security Update for 25th August 2011

The current world focus is on Libya, with AKE now ranking Tripoli as being much more hostile a working environment than Baghdad. However, conditions are still fluid and unstable in Iraq, and levels of violence have crept up in the country for the third consecutive week. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured in […]

Weekly Security Update for 28th July 2011

There was a reduction in overall levels of violence in Iraq last week, making it the quietest week in the country since February. Baghdad actually had the quietest week so far in 2011, which is promising, except that the authorities have warned that the lull is likely to be temporary. It may be the case […]

Weekly Security Update for 6th April 2011

Overview The past week has seen a slight drop in the number of violent attacks taking place in Iraq. Incidents were concentrated in Baghdad and in the districts west of the capital in Anbar province. Mosul also experienced a significant proportion of attacks, while even Sulaymaniyah in Kurdistan saw incidents of unrest and reported cross-border […]