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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 […]

Coronavirus: Public Gatherings Banned, Travel Restricted

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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Iraq confirms first case of Coronavirus

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of the coronavirus (covid-19) in the country. It said that an Iranian student had tested positive for the virus in Najaf. The student is reported to have been immediately quarantined. Following the announcement, Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA said that Kuwait’s civil aviation […]

Video: Iraq Bans Iran Arrivals amid Coronavirus Fears

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is setting up quarantine areas aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus from across the border with Iran. Neighbouring Iran has reported its sixth death from the disease. There are fears that […]

Video: Iraq Struggles to switch to LPG

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq struggles to switch from use of imported fuel to national gas The Iraqi government is trying to get people to switch from imported fuel to locally produced gas. All new public transport […]

Gulf Air Returns to Erbil

By John Lee. Bahrain's Gulf Air has resumed services to Erbil International Airport (EIA). At the inaugural event in Erbil International Airport, Capt. Suhail Ismaeel said: “We’re happy to return to Erbil and operate direct flights to and from this Iraqi city ... With three weekly direct flights between Bahrain and Erbil supplemented with great […]

Airlines Continue Using Iraqi and Iranian Airspace

Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Persian Gulf airlines still fly in Iranian and Iraqi airspace and to cities in both countries since Iran and the United States traded military strikes. “Iranian airspace is important for all carriers in this region,” said Adil al-Ghaith, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Persian Gulf, Middle East and […]

Airlines Re-route away from Iraq, Iran

By John Lee. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reportedly banned US carriers from flying in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The ban was imposed due to "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East, which present an inadvertent […]

Investment Opportunity: Diwaniya Airport

The National Investment Commission (NIC) in coordination with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) are pleased to announce the investment opportunity of the construction of Diwaniya New Airport according to the provisions of the investment law No. 13 for the year 2006 as amended, and the international general technical and operational requirements for constructing the […]