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Orange launches Proceedings against Iraqi Govt

By John Lee. French telecoms company Orange Group has reportedly launched legal proceedings against the Iraqi government with the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), part of the World Bank, for more than $400m that it alleges was expropriated by the country's regulator. The case relates to the company's investment in Korek, the […]

Iraqi Kurdish Police Arrest Journalist for "Defamation"

From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): Iraqi Kurdish police arrest journalist Bahroz Jaafer over criminal defamation suit filed by Iraq's president Kurdish authorities in Iraq should immediately release journalist Bahroz Jaafer, drop all charges against him, and allow the press to cover and write critically about politicians without fear of detention or legal action, […]

US Seizes Militia-Affiliated News Websites

By John Lee. The United States has seized control of two Iraqi news websites, which it says were unlawfully utilized by Kata'ib Hizballah, a Specially Designated National and a Foreign Terrorist Organization. In a statement, the US Department of Justice said: The United States has seized "Aletejahtv.com" and "Aletejahtv.org," two websites, which were unlawfully utilized […]

Arrest Warrant for owner of Iraqi Broadcaster

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for owner of Iraqi broadcaster Dijlah TV Iraqi authorities should immediately drop the arrest warrant for Jamal Karbouli, the Iraqi owner of Amman-based Dijlah TV, and allow Dijlah TV to operate freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Tuesday. Dijlah TV has an […]

Covid-19 Hits Asiacell Earnings

By John Lee. Government measures designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Asiacell's results for the half year ended June 30, 2020. The company reported revenues of QAR 1.9 billion in H1 2020, down 10% compared to the same period last year. As a result, EBITDA declined to QAR 828 million (H1 […]

Iraq to Renew Licences of Mobile Phone Companies

By John Lee. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Iraqi Cabinet has decided to renew the licenses of mobile phone companies for a period of five years. The offer is conditional on the companies paying 50 percent of their outstanding debt, and agreeing to provide 4G services. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

IBBC, World Bank introduce Free Training for Iraqi SMEs

You are invited to help IBBC and World Bank to introduce Iraqi SME's to FREE business training courses WHEN: 29th June, 6pm to 8pm Iraq time Please share this free business training initiative and the course registration with any SME in your network, however small, and encourage them to sign up. Arabic version for sharing with […]

COVID-19 and Fake News in Iraq

From the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. A series of Facebook polls carried out by IWPR in Iraq has revealed concerns over the rise in fake news circulating in the country due to the coronavirus crisis. The 27 polls were published on around a dozen high-profile […]

Facebook Closes Accounts Linked to PUK

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Facebook closes accounts linked to Kurdish intelligence in Iraq Facebook closed several accounts and pages linked to Kurdish intelligence in Iraq last month. The pages were used by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan […]

Asiacell reports Revenue Growth for Q1

By John Lee. Mobile phone service Asiacell has reported revenue growth or nearly 2 percent in the first quarter of this year. In its results for the quarter ended 31 March 2020, the company said: "Asiacell reported revenue growth to QAR 1.09 billion in Q1 2020, up from QAR 1.07 billion in Q1 2019.  The […]