Erbil Hosts Agriculture Conference

The USAID Inma Program helps farmers improve quality, increase quantity, and reduce costs of production. This was the message coming out of a conference held in the Kurdistan regional capital Erbil .about the current situation of the agriculture sector in The aim was to increase local agricultural production so that it can supply the regional […]

Opec Output Falls Iraqi Oil Production Slumps

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) in March saw output fall for the first time in a year as a large drop in Iraqi production outweighed a small increase by quota-bound members, a survey by Dow Jones Newswires showed yesterday. The survey, which is based on input from oil traders, analysts and industry sources, […]

Test Flights Begin at Erbil Airport.

Stafford Clarry, Erbil airport director said that the first aircraft arrived yesterday from Turkey, and it landed on the new airport runway , which is scheduled to go through a development phase lasting several months. The new airport features a runway 4800 m long and 90 m width which is the longest runway in Middle […]

250 Publishers at Arbil book fair.

The 5th International Book Fair was opened on Friday in Arbil city with the participation of 250 publishing houses. “The fair is an evidence of Kurds’ awareness,” President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani said in the fair’s opening speech as reported by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that books still have an […]

Media Course Ends in Arbil

A media course has ended in Iraq’s Kurdistan region with the participation of 16 people from all over the country. “Sixteen people graduated from the one-month course after they had received intensive training in written, oral, audio and electronic journalism,” the head of the Independent Media Center told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Amateur journalists in […]

Aviation in Iraq: New Beginnings

The Iraqi aviation sector is experiencing a surge of demand and is making strides in the development of its infrastructure, fleet and services. “This is an exciting period in the re-establishment of the Iraqi aviation industry,” observes William Wakeham, Managing Director of Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers.  Iraq’s Ministry of transportation has recently announced (on March […]

What’s Ahead for the Iraqi Dinar?

It’s generally accepted internationally that the elections in Iraq were, in the main, free and fair, but former prime minister Ayad Allawi’s narrow margin of victory means the results will be challenged. Prime Minister Nouri al- Maliki’s Shiite Muslim State of Law alliance filed a complaint on Tuesday with the Supreme Court, asking for a […]

Ministry Links Isolation Centers

Iraqi Agriculture Ministry has implemented a communication network that links its border health isolation centers to each other. “The network relies on the Internet,” the ministry said in a release on Tuesday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that the network allows effective communication between the centers. ( Aswat Al Iraq )

Agricultural Conference in Arbil

A one-day conference was held in Arbil city on Tuesday to discuss agriculture circumstances in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. “We will help farmers in Kurdistan,” a source from the conference told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the conference aims at helping farmers learn how to control production costs. ( Aswat Al Iraq […]

Anti corruption Training for Ministry Employees

The Ministry of Industry and Minerals hosted a training course yesterday organized by the Integrity Commission in cooperation with General Inspectors  Office under the title “Financial and administrational corruption and protection of the general fund”, Senior staff from the Integrity Commission and central office staff attended in the location of the ministry. In a communiqué, […]