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Iraqi Govt continues to Block Social Media

The Iraqi government continues to block social media websites in all governorates amid mass demonstrations in the country. This is despite the partial return of internet service in the capital Baghdad and the southern governorates. Despite the intermittent return of the internet service, the blocking of social media websites continues in all governorates of Iraq, […]

MAG, Facebook Reducing Casualties from ISIS Mines

MAG teams up with Facebook to reduce casualties from ISIS mines in Iraq The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has launched an innovative project with Facebook and the US government to help people in northern Iraq learn how to stay safe from the landmines and unexploded bombs left behind after years of war. The initiative uses […]

Internet access cut across much of Iraq

Internet access has been cut off across much of Iraq including the capital Baghdad with connectivity falling below 70%, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said, amid renewed anti-government protests that turned violent and spread nationwide. Earlier on Wednesday social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as messaging application WhatsApp all appeared to be have […]

The Impact of GDPR in Iraq

By Nick O’Connell, Partner, Al Tamimi & Co. This briefing note was originally published by lus laboris and is republished with permission by Iraq Business News. In Iraq the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had limited impact. There is currently no modern data protection law in Iraq, and there is accordingly no […]

Zain Iraq Revenues up 14%

By John Lee. Zain Iraq‘s revenues for the first half of 2019 were up 14 percent on the same period last year. In its results for first six months of 2019, the company said: “Zain Iraq performed exceptionally well in H1 2019 when compared to H1 2018 with revenue reaching USD 522 million and EBITDA […]

Asiacell Increases Customer Base

By John Lee. Asiacell Iraq has increased its customer base by six percent in the first six months of this year, according to its parent, the Qatari company Ooredoo. In its results for the first half of 2019, the company said: “Despite intensifying price competition, Asiacell maintained stable revenues of QAR 2.2 billion during the […]

Education for E-commerce and Digital Literacy

Address by Dr Victoria Lindsay, British Council Country Director for Iraq, to the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)‘s International Tech Conference in Baghdad: The fourth Industrial Revolution underway and it is technology changing the world and the way we live. Globalization means it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore developments such as automation, artificial intelligence, […]

Zain Iraq introduces Purchase Solution via Facebook

Zain Iraq becomes first operator in the Middle East to introduce purchase solution via Facebook Zain Iraq, the country’s largest mobile operator by customer numbers, announces the introduction of a solution that enables customers to purchase offers via their Facebook app, making it the first operator in the Middle East to provide this functionality, and […]

Tribalco Wins $14m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. Tribalco LLC, Bethesda, Maryland, has been awarded a $14,425,217 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract for computer hardware, services and MEMEX software. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of May 22, 2020. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

IBBC holds Iraq’s First Int’l Tech Conference in Baghdad

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held Iraq’s first International Tech Conference in Baghdad at the Babylon Rotana Baghdad Hotel on 30 April, hosting government ministers, private industry, entrepreneurs, investors, and representatives from the leading UK and Iraq Tech companies. The purpose of the Conference was to drive confidence, investment and awareness of the power […]