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20 Swedish Companies Visit Kurdistan

Representatives of 20 Swedish companies met a group of businessmen from the Kurdistan region on Monday to discuss investment opportunities in the region. The meeting was organized by the Iraqi businessmen association in Kurdistan. “The meeting is a first step in learning about the Swedish companies and their experience,” Sardar Hassan, the association’s secretary general, […]

Iraq's Navy Recieves Boats From US

Iraq Navy’s has received the first of nine military observation boats from the United States, according to a Navy Command source quoted by Aswat al-Iraq on Sunday. “The boat is part of an order for 9 boats, manufactured in the United States, according to a contract concluded previously,” he said. He continued that the "boats […]

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Eid Holiday Boosts Kurdistan Tourism

The media secretary at the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry for  Tourism said on Saturday that nearly 37,000 tourists visited Kurdistan during Eid al-Adha. Kan'an Baha'addin told AKnews during the four days of the Eid 15,000 tourists visited Erbil province, 13,000 Dohuk, and 8,500 Sulaimaniya. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic celebration that takes place at the […]

Iraq Issues Tenders for Supplies of Food

Iraq's State Foodstuff Company (SFSC) has issued an international tender to purchase: 30,000 tonnes of sunflower oil 2-3,000 tonnes of baby milk powder, and 30,000 tonnes of vegetable ghee. Full details can be downloaded below: vegetable-ghee_14.11.2010.5 english vegetable-ghee_14.11.2010.6 arabic sunflower-oil_14.11.2010.3 english sunflower-oil_14.11.2010.4 arabic milkpowder_14.11.2010.1 english milkpowder_14.11.2010.2 arabic

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Microsoft Makes First Trip to Kurdistan

Aiming at helping the regional government of Kurdistan to develop its technological sector, a leading delegation from the Microsoft Corporation made its first visit to the capital Erbil on Sunday. The visit was made possible by an invitation by the two-year old Department of Technology of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that has set a […]

Iraq Receives $156m Russian Helicopters

Iraq has received the last two in an order of eight Russian-made multi-purpose helicopters which cost 156 million dollars, the US army has said. The purchase is Iraq’s latest effort to bolster the capacity of its armed forces ahead of a complete withdrawal of US forces by the end of next year, as the US […]

Iraq Boycotts Nobel Prize Ceremony

Iraq is among the countries reportedly boycotting the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. A Nobel official said that China has been putting unprecedented pressure on a number of countries to stay away from the prize-giving ceremony. This year's prize has been won by Liu Xiaobo, who is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for […]

Iraqi Trade Ministry Introduces Income-based Rationing

The Iraqi trade Ministry has announced that the ration card, known as the Public Distribution System, will now operate on a sliding-scale dependent on a citizen’s income. Walid al-Helo told AKnews that the ministry is trying to combat poverty in Iraq by expanding the scope of the system despite international pressure on the country to […]

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Australia supports Iraq WTO membership

An Iraqi ministry has said that Australia supports its quest for World Trade Organisation membership, according to NINA. WTO membership will significantly boost investment in Iraq as well as increasing its access to goods and services due to fewer restrictions from WTO member countries. WTO membership takes almost as long to attain as agreement at a UN […]