By John Lee. A court in Amarah has issued a warrant for the arrest of an ex-director of the Entertainment City. According to a statement from the Supreme Judicial Council, the former director is accused of embezzling "a huge amount from collection during his job". (Source: Supreme Judicial Council)
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By John Lee. A detailed article by Alice Fordham, for NPR, details the emerging trend of Iraqis visiting the many ancient heritage sites of their homeland. Helping them engage with their rich culture is local startup Bil Weekend, founded by Ali Al-Makhzomy. Click here to read the full story.
Iraqi Airlines has resumed operating flights to Iran in compliance with the coronavirus protocols, an Iranian official said. The spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran said Iraqi airlines have restarted flights from Najaf to Tehran and Mashhad after a hiatus due to the health restrictions. Mohammad Hassan Zibakhsh also noted that there is no […]
By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite COVID-19, political crisis, Iraqi Shiites march on Karbala The commemoration of Arbaeen in Iraq was different this year due to the unique circumstances of the pandemic and political conflict. Shiites across the […]
From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Duhok tourist sites welcome more than 12,000 visitors in two weeks Tourist sites in Duhok province have seen upwards of 12,000 tourists in the two weeks since holidaymakers were allowed in from other parts […]
By John Lee. The Government of Iraq has reportedly revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate special flights to Iraq for people intending to observe Arbaeen. The move is a consequence of Iraq's decision to ban all foreign arrivals into Iraq, due to the spread of Covid-19. (Source: Dawn)
By John Lee. Iraq's Higher Committee for Health and National Safety has decided to "ban the entry into Iraq of visitors from all countries". The move is an attempt to combat the coronavirus (Covid-19). This will create problems for religious pilgrims hoping to attend the Shi'ite Muslim gathering of Arbaeen, held in early October, which […]
Pakistan's federal cabinet gave formal approval to the launch of a ferry service from Karachi and Gwadar ports to neighboring states of Iran, Iraq, and beyond. At present, there is no international or national commercial ferry service operating in Pakistan for the purpose of transportation of passengers and goods. According to Pakistan Today, the potential […]
Baghdad has decided to bar all foreign pilgrims from visiting Iraq for this year's Arbaeen season due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, an Iranian deputy minister said. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said he has been informed by Iran's ambassador to Baghdad about the […]
Launch of Sumereen: Socio-economic growth through eco-tourism in Thi Qar Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting socio-economic growth through eco-tourism and cultural heritage preservation in the Governorate of Thi Qar, south of Iraq. Virtually launched, project Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage, will […]
By John Lee. Iraq has banned all public gatherings and barred entry to travellers from a number of countries affected by the coronavirus (covid19). Entry permits are being denied to foreigners arriving directly or indirectly from China, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Italy, and Singapore, until further notice. Despite the ban on public gatherings, protesters […]
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