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Achieving SDGs to Recover from COVID in Iraq

Conference highlights importance of achieving SDGs to recover from COVID-19 pandemic The challenges and opportunities of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of COVID-19 was the focus of a two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Held on the fifth […]

Video: Pollution blamed for Killing Fish in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pollution in southern Iraq is being blamed for killing thousands of fish. Locals say the government has allowed sewage to poison the livelihoods of fishermen. Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn reports from Karbala province:

New COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk

Newly-constructed COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk A 20-bed Isolation Ward designed to handle the most severe COVID-19 patients has been officially opened by the Governor of Dohuk in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Constructed by UNDP and funded by USAID, […]

Time to focus on Girls in Iraq

Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq 11th October marked the International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to girls' empowerment, fulfilment of girls' rights and solving challenges that they face. This year, the global theme is "My Voice, Our Equal Future," a reminder to listen to girls […]

Confronting the Traumatic Fallout of War in Iraq

By Hussein Al-Alak, Editor of Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. In May 2005, the UN announced that Iraq was "about to become a transit station for heroin", where after being "manufactured in Afghanistan is heading towards Europe through neighbouring Iran". In 2013, it was reported that "violence, unemployment and […]

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Cabinet commits resources to Dhi Qar province

The Iraqi Cabinet held an extraordinary meeting in the city Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on Monday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the people of Dhi Qar had sacrificed much for Iraq, but they have suffered from the consequences of past marginalisation. […]

Iraq "Too Broken to Protect itself from Covid-19"

From The Economist. Iraq is too broken to protect itself from covid-19 Most Arab regimes have dealt with covid-19 by tightening their grip. Not Iraq. It gave up on lockdowns long ago. The government seems powerless to enforce social distancing or the wearings of masks (some men see the coverings as an insult to their […]

Iraq discusses sourcing Covid Vaccine with AstraZeneca

By John Lee. The Ambassador of Republic of Iraq in London, Mr. Muhammad Jaafar Al-Sadr, chaired a meeting with representatives of the British pharmaceutical group, AstraZeneca, which is a leading company in Coronavirus vaccine in cooperation with the University of Oxford in Britain, through video conference. The meeting discussed the possibility of Iraq obtaining adequate […]

NIC's New Chair visits Wasit, Kerbala

By John Lee. The new Chair of Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) has been visiting investment opportunites throughout the country. During a visit to Wasit Province, Suha Dawood Najar [Suha Dawud Elias Al-Najjar] (pictured) said that Iraqi investors hae the financial and professional capacity to gear up with the Iraqi economy, especially if partnered and […]

Iraqi Cabinet Approves Loans from Saudi Arabia

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, at which it agreed to: Authorise the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to coordinate with the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the implementation of the National Project for Youth Employment Approve the financial […]