Australia is planning to open a consulate in the oil-rich province of Basra in order to boost Australian-Iraqi business relations in the area, according to a report from AKnews. Australia's Ambassador to Iraq, Lyndall Sachs (pictured), is currently visiting Basra to examine the possibilities for a consulate, as well as for an airline connection. "This […]
Archive | 10th October 2011
The following article was published on Saturday by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]
Iraq's budget will be reviewed due to changes in oil prices, according to Aswat al-Iraq. MP Haitham al-Jubori said the differences center around the expected price of 85 dollars per barrel, pointing out that the government wanted to set the price at 80 dollars per barrel. This review necessitates sending the budget estimates to the […]
The planning commission of the provincial council of Baghdad announced the construction of an industrial city of approximately 2,000 donums (500 hectares) in the Nahrawan area, south of the Iraqi capital. According to AKnews, the project will be built by the Iraqi company Majd al-Ard, and will cost around $250 million USD (293.3 billion IQD). […]
Iraq has delayed its 4th energy bidding round to March 7-8 next year, according to a report from Reuters. "We wanted to give energy companies more time to study the contract terms and also to take into account upcoming holidays like Muslims Eid and Christmas," Sabah Abdul-Kadhim, the head of the legal section of Iraq's […]
Reuters reported on Sunday that output at Iraq's Rumaila South oilfield has been restored to 460,000 barrels per day after pipeline bombings last week. The report said two production stations were restarted on Sunday morning to start pumping 460,000 bpd to Zubair storage, and two more stations would be operating by the afternoon. Output from […]
Iraq named a new electricity minister on Monday, after the previous minister Raad Shallal [Shalal, Shallal al-Ani] stepped down under government pressure in August following allegations of fraud in two electricity contracts. "Parliament voted by majority to nominate Abdulkarim Aftan [Abdul Karim Aftan al-Jumaili] as electricity minister," Faiza al-Obeidi, an MP with the Iraqiya list that […]
Iranian news agency FARS reports that senior Iraqi officials have launched a probe into corruption accusations against the country's parliament speaker, Osama al-Nujaifi. Media reports in Iraq have leveled several corruption accusations against al-Nujaifi in recent days, and questioned the source of the $600,000 he has spent on repairing his house. Some Iraqi officials have […]
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