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Presidents Barzani and Erdogan Meet in Turkey

President Masoud Barzani visited Turkey to be received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss a series of important issues facing the region. During the meeting President Barzani and President Erdogan spoke of the ongoing military operation against the terrorists of the Islamic State in the city of Mosul where President Barzani reiterated his position […]

Shaikan Crude to be Exported by Truck

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP), operator of the Shaikan Field in Iraqi Kurdistan, has said the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is to begin exporting all Shaikan crude production via trucks to Turkey, from the end of February. Subsequently, no Shaikan crude will be injected into the Kirkuk-Ceyhan export pipeline at Fishkhabour, until […]

Video: The struggle for an independent Sinjar

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A power struggle is underway in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. Much of it is in ruins after Kurdish fighters, aided by US air strikes, defeated ISIL. But many of them are […]

Etihad Foods seeks long-term Iraq Sugar Deal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Etihad Food Industries is looking to sign one- or two-year raw sugar importing contracts with large trading firms after its current contract with Alvean runs out in November. Haidar al-Noumany, Commercial Director, told the news agency that Etihad imported 1.047 million tonnes of raw sugar last year for its Babil-based […]

IHH Sends 22 Aid Trucks to Northern Iraq

The Turkish-based IHH humanitarian relief organization — in collaboration with Qatar Khairiyah Organization and Munazamah Dawah Islamiyah Qatar office — has sent 22 trucks loaded with emergency aid supplies to Northern Iraq. The trucks carrying 30,000 blankets, 7,500 straw mats, 1,250 flasks, 150 tons of bulgur, 75 tons of pasta, 50 tons of flour, and 6,600 […]

Iraqis Offer Turkish Firms $200m Project in Baghdad

By John Lee. Following a visit by the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım (pictured) to Iraq last week, an Iraqi business delegation has come to Turkey and proposed a $200-million construction project in Baghdad to Turkish businessmen. Tevfik Öz, a member of the board of the Turkish-Iraqi Business Council, told Daily Sabah that the Iraqi […]

Video: Free of ISIL, Sinjar remains a Ghost Town

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been pushed out of Sinjar in northern Iraq, it remains mostly empty of residents as fighting among various factions continues. The town’s reconstruction has […]

Video: Turkey PM in Iraq to boost ties

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is in Iraq to bolster Ankara’s role in the fight against ISIL. He has met his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad and is now in Erbil, where […]

NATO trains Iraqi Experts in Cyber Defence

Iraqi experts were trained on cyber defence at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey to improve their expertise and technical knowledge and to contribute to the strengthening of Iraqi national cyber defence capabilities. This course was supported by the Science for Peace and security (SPS) Programme. Addressing Iraq’s needs This training course […]

Iran, Turkey fight over Tal Afar

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  “Tal Afar will be the cemetery of Turkish soldiers should Turkey attempt to take part in the battle,” Hadi al-Amiri, the head of the Badr Organization and a leader in […]

US Confident of Success in Campaign Against IS

With the fall of Mosul within sight, the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terror group will shift to other domains and areas, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a recent interview. The offensive in Mosul is just one part of the total offensive against ISIL, Marine […]

Mott MacDonald to design new Xarajyan Oil Terminal

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Qaiwan Group to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the new Xarajyan oil terminal in Iraqi Kurdistan. The facility will handle petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas. Qaiwan Group is a 2000-strong privately-owned company headquartered in Sulaymaniyah, […]