Iraq may take Iran to Court over Water Rights

By John Lee. It has been reported that the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources has said that Baghdad may take its dispute with Iran over water rights to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Al Khaleej Online quotes Mahdi Rashid (pictured) as saying that Iran is digging tunnels and trying to alter the natural water […]

Iraq launches new Social Protection Programme

The Government of Iraq, UNICEF, WFP and ILO partner to reform social protection with support from the European Union A new Social Protection Programme has been launched by the Ministry of Planning, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of Trade of Iraq, along with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the […]

Shell "in talks" to boost Iraq's Gas Production

By John Lee. Shell is reported to be in talks with Iraq to boost Basra Gas Company's capacity. According to S&P Global Platts, BGC is planning to increase capacity for gas production from 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) now to 1.4 Bcf/d in two years; discussions with Shell could see that increase further […]

Iraqi Elections" Still Don't Deliver Democracy"

By Dr Renad Mansour, for Just Security. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Elections, Coming Again Soon, Still Don't Deliver Democracy Iraqis are due to head to the polls on October 10th in their country's sixth parliamentary election since the U.S.-led […]

Baghdad Conf goes to NY; Iran-Saudi Talks set to Resume

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad Conference goes to NYC as Iran-Saudi talks set to resume A follow-up meeting of the recent Baghdad Conference has been held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. As on […]

First Steering Committee Meeting of SAAVI Project

Representatives of the government, private sector and UN agencies have participated in the first steering committee meeting for "Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving trade policy in Iraq" (SAAVI) project. The steering committee is led by the Ministry of Planning and co-chaired by the European Union Delegation. The Ministry of Agriculture and […]

How Taliban is Impacting Iran's policies in Iraq, Syria

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How the Taliban takeover is impacting Iran's policies in Iraq, Syria Beyond Afghanistan's geopolitical importance as Iran's immediate neighbor, what affects Tehran's calculations about the Taliban's rise are the implications it may have […]

Iraq "the Biggest Commercial Opportunity in Petroleum Today"

By John Lee. Petrel Resources has said that "Iraq remains the biggest commercial opportunity in petroleum today." In the company's Interim Statement to the markets on Wednesday, Chairman David Horgan added: "The geology is unsurpassed.  The oil market is sharply recovering.  But contracts must be updated for effective exploration and development." "The focus is once […]

Oshkosh to supply Trucks to Iraq

By John Lee. Oshkosh Defense LLC has been awarded a $16,708,584 firm-fixed-price contract for M1120A4 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTTs), M977A4 HEMTTs, M978A4 HEMTTs, and M1070A1 Heavy Equipment Transporters. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2022. […]