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US Music Fellowship Opportunity for Young Musicians

OneBeat brings together musicians from all over the world to the U.S. for an exhilarating month of performances, discussions, and interactive music-making events. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a powerful way to connect people across political and cultural differences. Applications for ONEBEAT 2019 are open from November 19 through December 21, 2018. […]

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New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions

NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions A new NATO-led mission in Iraq will work to further develop Iraq’s security institutions and structures, British Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika told Pentagon reporters here today. American and Turkish troops conduct a convoy during a joint patrol in Manbij, Syria, Nov. 8, 2018. Army photo […]

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US Sanctions Key Hizballah, IRGC-QF Networks in Iraq

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to target four Hizballah-affiliated individuals who lead and coordinate the group’s operational, intelligence, and financial activities in Iraq. Specifically, OFAC designated Shibl Muhsin ‘Ubayd Al-Zaydi, Yusuf Hashim, Adnan Hussein Kawtharani, and Muhammad ‘Abd-Al-Hadi Farhat as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) […]

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Versar wins $25m Iraq Order

Versar Inc., of Springfield, Virginia, USA, has been awarded a $25,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for support program management, contract administration, project engineering, quality assurance, real estate, and support staff for continued operations in Iraq. Bids were solicited via the internet with six bids received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an […]

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Sanctions Halt Iraqi Oil Exports to Iran

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has opted for the policy of his predecessor, Haider al-Abadi, by committing himself to the US sanctions on Iran. A few hours […]

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US Advises Against attending Baghdad Int’l Fair

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has received a report that unspecified militia leaders have discussed plans for kidnapping U.S. citizens attending the 45th Baghdad International Fair, scheduled for November 10-19, 2018. The militia leaders’ discussion included concealment techniques and ways of connecting the kidnappings to other entities with whom the militias possibly disagree with politically.  […]

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Iraq Exemption from US Sanctions on Iran Energy

Iraq Granted Exemption from US Sanctions on Iran’s Energy Exports Iraq will continue to have access to the energy it needs from Iran to generate and supply electricity, Brian Hook, the special representative for Iran at the US State Department, said. “Iraq has been granted an exemption” to the energy sanctions the US has re-imposed […]

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Contracts Awarded for Demining Equipment

By John Lee. Two companies have won tenders to supply Safety and Security Demining Equipment and Binoculars to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Iraq. The contract with US-based Sarkar Tactical Ltd is valued at $21,260, while the contract withUS-based OKI General Trading is valued at $2,725. (Source: UNGM)

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US Trade Mission to Baghdad in December

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Mission to Baghdad: December 9-11, 2018 The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the first business mission for American companies to Baghdad since the 2018 parliamentary elections. Delegates will have an opportunity to meet Iraqi leadership and learn about commercial and investment […]

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DynCorp to provide Aviation Field Maintenance Services

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded an $18,153,589 modification (P00199) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0040 for aviation field maintenance services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

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Can US Aid Help Iraq’s Minorities?

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To what extent can US aid help Iraq’s minorities? Iraqi minorities have warmly welcomed the Oct. 16 announcement by the US State Department that it would be providing $178 million in additional aid […]

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