Tag Archives | Ramadan

Video: Ramadan Ring Game returns to Mosul

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mheibes: Iraq’s Ramadan ring game returns after ISIL’s defeat A traditional Arab game is making a welcome return for players in northern Iraq. Known as the ring game or Mheibes, it has been […]

Eid Visitors to Kurdistan Double

By John Lee. The number of tourists visiting the Kurdistan Region of Iraq over the Ramadan holidays has doubled since last year to 243,000 people. The income generated is estimated at $73 million. Nawroz Mawlud, the minister for Municipalities and Tourism told Rudaw that about 70 percent of the tourists came from southern and central […]

New Freedoms for Post-Extremist Ramadan in Mosul

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. Mosul Locals Taste New Freedoms for Post-Extremist Ramadan Ramadan in Mosul is different this year: Rather than hiding the fact they are not fasting during the religious month, locals are […]

Video: Ramadan in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ramadan in Iraq:

Kurds stock up on Spirits as Ramadan kicks off

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Residents of Iraqi Kurdistan stock up on spirits as Ramadan kicks off While Iraqi security forces were busy clearing the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled areas in Mosul and the wider public in Iraq was […]

Iraq Declares Thursday a Holiday

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has declared an official holiday on Thursday due to the continuing heatwave affecting the country. The Daily Mail reports that several provinces have reported temperatures above 50C (122F), causing particular difficulties for people who are fasting during the long daylight hours in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Eid […]

Video: Ramadan begins in Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While battles with Sunni extremist militants continued to grip the country, Iraqis began fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Shoppers were out Monday morning buying provisions:

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MP Demands MoT Distribute Extra Rice

MP, Aziz al-Mayahi, of the Economy and Investment Parliamentary Committee is demanding that the Ministry of Trade accelerate distribution of the second portion of rice scheduled for the Holy month of Ramadan. ”The Minister of Trade Khairallah Hassan Babekir promised to distribute an extra portion of rice for people during Ramadan, while the first rice […]

Weekly Security Update for 1st September 2011

While last week was bloody in Iraq, levels of violence actually fell slightly in the country from the week before. Nonetheless, conditions should still be regarded as hostile, with dozens of people killed in a series of suicide bombings towards the end of Ramadan. As well as several such attacks in the centre of the […]

Weekly Security Update for 17th August 2011

Up until Monday, the past week was turning into one of the quietest so far this year, but then a series of mass casualty attacks swept the country, leaving dozens of people dead and injured. Provincial government buildings and security force installations and patrols were the most common targets of the attacks, although civilians were […]

Weekly Security Update for 11th August 2011

Levels of violence neither escalated nor decreased significantly in Iraq over the past week, although thankfully conditions are currently quieter than earlier in the summer. Across the country there were no reported kidnappings or suicide bombings, which is a welcome change from normality. It is likely that militants are lying low at present, partly because […]