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Iraq's Airports Remain Closed amid Rising COVID Cases

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. Frustration builds as Iraq's airports remain closed amid rising virus cases When Iraqi aviation authorities first closed airports to commercial passenger flights March 17 in an effort to curb the spread of […]

dnata Recognised for Safety Standards in Erbil

By John Lee. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling operations at Erbil International Airport (EBL). Tom Alwyn-Jones, General Manager of dnata Erbil, said: "We are thrilled to mark […]

Iraq Considers Reopening Cement Plants

The Higher Committee for Health and National Safety held a meeting in Baghdad on Monday via video conferencing under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Committee reviewed and evaluated current measures to combat Covid-19 and received briefings from the Ministry of Health, specialists and officials from relevant ministries. The Prime Minister commended the […]

Intelyse arranges COVID-19 Repatriation Flights

By John Lee. Intelyse, a Sicuro Group company, has said it has successfully repatriated over 150 Iraqi citizens to Baghdad in time for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in addition to repatriating more than 80 British and EU citizens from Iraq to UK. The direct flight to Baghdad departed London Stanstead on 23 April […]

KRI Truckers find Employment during COVID-19 Crisis

By John Lee. The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly led to thousands of new jobs to truck drivers in the Kurdistan Region. According to a report from Rudaw, while the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan has been closed to tourists and truckers alike, freight is being transferred to local truck drivers to […]

China acquires Stake in Umm Qasr Terminal

By John Lee. French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM, has announced the first closing of its agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP), with the sale of its stakes in eight port terminals to Terminal Link. Among the facilities involved is the Umm Qasr Terminal in Iraq. The Terminal Link joint venture was created […]

Sharp Increase in Container Traffic via Aqaba to Iraq

By John Lee. Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) has reported that its strategy to promote Aqaba as a gateway to Iraq and the wider Levant has delivered "a sharp increase in containers to Iraq (up 367% compared to previous year), and thus contributed to the positive results recorded for the past few months". The Founder and […]

Iran-Iraq Border Open for Trade

An Iranian official denied the “fake” reports about the closure of the common border with Iraq, saying Iranian trucks are exporting commodities to the Arab country via all border crossings without any problem. In an interview with Tasnim, chairman of the Iran-Iraq joint chamber of commerce, Yahya Al-e Eshaq, said Iranian trucks are exporting shipments […]

Major Sites re-open in Ramadi highlighting City’s Recovery

Hospitals and bridges: Major sites re-open in Ramadi highlighting city’s recovery The Government of Iraq has re-opened two major infrastructure projects in Ramadi following their rehabilitation by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The re-opening of Ramadi Maternity Hospital and the Palestine Bridge marks a significant moment for the recovery of the city after years […]