Iraqi Prime Minister to visit United States

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is to visit the United States later this month. In a statement, he White House said: "President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of the Republic of Iraq to the White House on August 20, 2020. "The visit comes at a critical time for […]

Iraqi Govt Extends Curfew

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has said that it will extends the partial, nationwide curfew until 15th August, with a total curfew on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The move is an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Shalamijah Border Crossing Reopens

By John Lee. Trade reportedly resumed on Sunday at the Shalamijah (Shalamcheh) border crossing between Iraq and Iran. According to Anadolu Agency, the crossing was closed from 31st July 31 until 8th August due to coronavirus. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Operations & Security Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Finance and Administrative Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Third-Party Monitoring Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Data Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Third-Party Field Monitors, Management Systems International (MSI) Country Finance Manager, Agency for Technical Cooperation and […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialists, Management Systems International (MSI) Child Protection Manager, Save the Children Monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning coordinator, Médecins du Monde (MdM) Project Manager, UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services IM Database Developer/Programmer, International Organization for […]

300MW Power Station opened near Erbil

By John Lee. A new 300-megawatt steam power plant has been recently opened in Khabat, on the outskirts of Erbil. The plant, built in partnership with South Korean companies POSCO and the Korean National Oil Company (KNOC), adds 10 percent to the region's electricity capacity. Speaking at the opening ceremony, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani […]

Beirut Explosion: Iraq sends Aid to Lebanon

By John Lee. On Wednesday evening, the Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab received an Iraqi delegation headed by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, representing Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and which included Deputy Health Minister Hani Al-Aqabi, Chargé D'affaires, Amin Al-Nasrawi, Political Advisor Ahmad Jamal and Oil Minister's Office Head Haidar Obaid, in the presence of […]

Genel Energy Shares Fall on Asset Impairment

By John Lee. Shares in Genel Energy were trading down 4.5 percent on Thursday morning after the company announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2020. Bill Higgs, Chief Executive of Genel, said: "Genel's robust business model, which is designed to provide resilience in a challenging environment, has demonstrated its value […]

Issam Al-Chalabi's 50 Years in the World of Oil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A number of Iraq's oil professionals and technocrats have authored books documenting their own experience during the period of their time in the Iraqi petroleum sector. In addition to providing invaluable first-person […]