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Hapag-Lloyd adds new Saudi-Iraq Route

By John Lee. The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced the addition of Jubail Commercial Port to the India Gulf Service 1 (IG1) shipping route by ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd. Starting on 12th February, the weekly service will link the Kingdom to the ports of Jebel Ali, Karachi, Mundra, Sohar, Shuaiba, and Umm Qasar on board […]

Virgin Atlantic fined $1m for flying over Iraq

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined UK-based Virgin Atlantic $1.05 million for operating flights carrying Delta Air Lines' code (DL) in regions in which a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight prohibition was in effect. The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. An investigation by the […]

Increased Scrutiny of Land Allocation at Baghdad Airport

By John Lee. Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani has chaired a meeting to discuss the best use of lands surrounding Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). He ordered a ban on the granting or investment licenses and what was described as the "illegal disposal" of these lands, and stressed that any projects being implemented in this region […]

Baghdad's Green Zone Opens to Public

By John Lee. Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani has ordered that the Baghdad Green Zone be opened to the public to ease traffic in the city. The heavily fortified area houses embassies and Iraqi government buildings. Security forces have removed major checkpoints leading to the zone to allow citizens to enter. The zone will be […]

Iraq to Tighten Border with Turkey and Iran

By John Lee. The Iraqi Border Guard is reportedly set to build 200 new outposts along the border with Turkey and Iran. According to Kurdistan 24, the Force has also recently announced job openings for an additional 3,000 soldiers. A spokesperson also added that new military-grade thermal cameras will monitor movements along the border. More […]