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Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

Al-Qaim Border Crossing with Syria Closed

By John Lee. Iraqi forces have closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint with Syria with a three-metre concrete wall, Xinhua reports. Syrian rebels waged fierce battles with regime troops in the town of Albu Kamal [Al-Bukamal] along the Iraqi border, capturing a string of security posts and the local police headquarters. Taking full control of the […]

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VSE Wins $38m Order from Iraqi Navy

By John Lee. VSE Corporation has reported that its International Group has received a $37.6-million order to provide engineering and training services to the Iraqi Navy in Umm Qasr. The delivery order is for the continuation of work performed under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Naval Ship Transfer and Repair (N*STAR) contract through the Naval […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

US to Sell Air Traffic Control Equipment to Iraq

By John Lee. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Iraq for commercially available Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control and Landing System/Navigational Aids and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support at an estimated cost of $60 million The Government of […]

Iraq Eyes Indonesian Defence Products

By John Lee. Indonesia's Defence Minister, Purnomo Yusgiantoro (pictured), said on Wednesday that Iraq has expressed interest in buying Indonesian defence products. The statement came as Deputy Defense Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin visits Iraq, in part to consider ways of boosting cooperation in the defense sector. “This visit is strictly bilateral and has nothing to do […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Group's Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]

US Embassy Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq given the security situation. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated January 19, 2012, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns for U.S. citizens in Iraq, including […]

Iraqi Tailors Driven Out of Business by Extremists

By Abdul-Muhaymen Basel. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Mosul, still one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq, wearing a suit makes you a target for kidnapping or murder. The unexpected result of […]

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Former AWB Boss Fined in Oil-for-Food Scandal

By John Lee. The former managing director of Australian wheat exporter AWB has been fined 100,000 Australian dollars ($106,000) and banned from being a company director for two years for his role in paying kickbacks to Iraq's former dictatorship under the discredited UN oil-for-food program. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the breaches related to […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003.   Overview Olive Group's Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics are a […]