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General Dynamics wins new Iraq Defense Contract

By John Lee. General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, has been awarded a $15,249,189 modification (P00003) to contract W56HZV-21-C-0072 for logistics support services for M1A1SA Abrams tanks and M88A1/A2 recovery vehicles. Work will be performed at Camp Taji, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

New Water Injection Facility at Rumaila

One of the most advanced water pumping facilities in Iraq has been constructed at the Rumaila oilfield to help boost oil production and support the field's long-term strategy. Cluster Pump Station Six (CPS-6) is the first CPS facility to be built at Rumaila for around 40 years. It is also the first CPS constructed by […]

Fly Baghdad chooses French supplier for Wireless IFE

By John Lee. Moment, a French supplier of onboard digital solutions, has been selected by Fly Baghdad to provide an in-flight entertainment solution aboard its fleet of 5 Boeing 737 NG. Available since mid-September on-board the first three Boeing 737 NG, the Flymingo Box platform allows passengers to access various content from their personal devices […]

Iraq to drop Russian MiGs for Turkish Drones?

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly decided to spend $100 million to buy Bayraktar TB2 drones (UAVs), manufactured by the Turkish company Baykar Defence, rather than Russian MiG-29 fighter jets. More here. (Source: Pravda)

Netherlands, UNESCO enhance Safety of Journalists in Iraq

Netherlands supports UNESCO Iraq to enhance the safety of journalists The Netherlands Ambassador Michel Rentenaar and the director of UNESCO Iraq Office, Paolo Fontani, have signed the project agreement of the phase two of "Breaking the Silence: Enhance Accountability and Prosecution for Safety of Journalists and Fighting Impunity". The funding will help among others to […]

Is There Rule of Law in Iraq?

By Belkis Wille for Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Is There Rule of Law in Iraq? "Armed groups," "paramilitary forces," "groups following the orders of another country." Human rights advocates in Iraq use these descriptions all the […]

How Mosul's Liberators became Occupiers

By Judit Neurink for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How Mosul's liberators became occupiers Civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul complain about the power of the militias who freed them from the clutches of the Islamic terror […]

UN calls for Support to help Iraq adapt to Climate Change

As Iraq becomes a Party to the Paris Agreement, the United Nations in Iraq is calling for solidarity with and support to people in Iraq in their efforts to confront climate change. Traditionally known as "the land between two rivers" or Mesopotamia, lush and fertile, Iraq is increasingly experiencing extreme climate events, compounding environmental fragility […]

Iraqi Election Results sent to Supreme Court for Approval

By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi election results sent to Federal Supreme Court for approval The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission announced the final results of the Oct. 10 elections and will now […]

Call to Release Journalist Arrested in Anbar

In response to the reported arrest of Al-Ahd TV reporter Hamid Majed, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued the following statement: Iraqi authorities must immediately release Al-Ahd TV reporter Hamid Majed and allow journalists to work freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 1, Colonel Tareq […]