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Iraq Extends Chicken Import Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly extended its ban on poultry imports to three more European countries: Finland, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The ban covers live and frozen poultry imports, and comes in response to bird flu outbreaks. Iraq is the world’s fifth biggest buyer of chicken meat, with purchases of 670,000 tonnes last year, […]

UK Pharma Startup Exports Medicines to Iraq

By John Lee. CurePharma, a UK-based medicines and pharmaceuticals wholesaler and distributor, has exported the first consignment of British manufactured medicines to Iraq. The consignment of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, worth around £50,000 in current prescription and retail values, was sent to a large pharmaceutical distributor in Baghdad, from which it will be delivered to […]

IBBC Celebrates Successful Inaugural Conference in Dubai

More than 180 expert speakers and delegates from the UK, Iraq, UAE and abroad gathered in Dubai at The Address Dubai Marina on Sunday 18 December for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Autumn Conference. Usually held in London, the well-attended conference marked the first time the IBBC has held an event in the UAE, […]

British Council makes award to Basrah Museum

The British Council has award £460,000 to the Basrah Museum project. This project sees the completion of three remaining galleries in the newly opened museum. The old Basrah Museum was looted in the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and was closed in 2003. The new museum is housed in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces. The […]

ISIL ‘Failing,’ Defense Leaders Say after London Meeting

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is failing, and the campaign to defeat the terror group in Iraq and Syria is on track, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said in London today. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is failing, and the campaign to defeat the […]

Oil Minister meets with British Ambassador in Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] met with Frank Baker, the British ambassador in Baghdad, and discussed relations between the two countries in the oil and gas industry. The Minister confirmed the necessity of strengthening relations between the countries, and invited British oil companies to invest in projects which will be […]

Biwater wins $1.2bn Kurdistan Water Contract

British water engineering company Biwater has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract by the Kurdistan Regional Government to meet vital water supply and sanitation needs. Biwater have been contracted to deliver water and wastewater treatment solutions for the cities of Erbil and Sulaimani in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Works will alleviate the current strain […]

Deputy Prime Minister outlines KRG’s Reform Initiatives

Kurdistan Region Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani outlined his government’s reform initiatives during speech to the sixth Kurdistan Oil and Gas conference, organised by CWC Group, in London on Monday. Below is the transcript of Deputy Prime Minister’s speech: Distinguished guest, ladies and gentlemen. I’d like to warmly thank CWC for inviting me back again […]

IBBC Announces Line-Up for Iraq Business Conference

Having had to postpone its autumn conference earlier this year, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has confirmed that it has received full UAE Government approval to hold its conference on Sunday 18th December. It has convened 20 of the top decision-makers from the Government of Iraq and key industry sectors, who will come together […]

Unaoil takes Legal Action Against UK SFO

By John Lee. Monaco-based Unaoil, which has been implicated in an international bribery scandal, has launched legal action against the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), alleging that it has unlawfully misused its powers. The SFO is currently conducting a criminal investigation into the activities of Unaoil, its officers, its employees and its agents in […]

Canada, UK help Women’s Empowerment in Kurdistan

KRG Minister Falah Mustafa today received a joint UK-Canada delegation headed by Ms. Crystal Procyshen, Chargé d’affaires of Canada in Iraq, to discuss women issues. Ms. Procyshen stated that this visit was a fact-finding mission, which should provide them with a better understanding of the situation of women and their needs in specific areas in […]