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PM lays Foundation Stone for next phase of Grand Faw Port

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has laid the foundation stone for the next phase of the giant Grand Faw Port project. This phase consists of: The construction of five berths for container ships; Creating the container storage and handling yard, and digging the inland shipping channel; Building the external navigation channel; Building a […]

COVID-19: Iraqi Kurdistan reinstates Travel Ban

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan reinstates travel ban Daily coronavirus cases are approaching historical highs in the autonomous part of northern Iraq as vaccination efforts proceed at a crawl. The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq restricted […]

Broadening Negotiations Could Help Resolve Kuwaiti-Iraqi Maritime Dispute

By Bader Al-Saif, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Think Big: Why Broadening Negotiations Could Help Resolve the Kuwaiti-Iraqi Maritime Dispute Kuwait and Iraq have worked hard to rebuild bilateral ties. Resolving their maritime dispute as […]

MASIL facilitates Successful Visit of Pope to Iraq

Al Burhan and Menzies MASIL form new joint venture and celebrate a successful Pope's visit to Iraq Al Burhan Group along with Menzies Aviation, have formed a new venture - MASIL. Working together on the logistics of the visit of Pope Francis to Baghdad international airport at the start of the first papal visit to […]

Iraq Relaxes Visa Restrictions

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has launched what it describes as "an exceptional programme" to lift the requirement to obtain entry visas prior to arrival in Iraq. The new scheme will apply to citizens of: Countries that are permanent members of the UN Security Council (USA, UK, France, the Russian Federation and the People's […]

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Turkey, Iraq plan new Border Crossing, Rail Link

By John Lee. Iraqi Transport Minister, Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli, has said that Iraq and Turkey will prioritise the opening of a new border crossing and rail link between the two countries. The statement follows a meeting on Thursday with Turkey's Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu. He said both parties have "defined practical […]

Coronavirus: Iran to Shut Border with Iraq

Iran's minister of interior unveiled plans to shut the border with Iraq in the southwestern province of Khuzestan in order to contain a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters has made new decisions to control the coronavirus in Khuzestan province, where […]

Iraqi Airlines Resume Flights to Iran

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 […]