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Anbar Reconstruction spawns Debate on Autonomy

By John Lee. Construction projects in Anbar province have created jobs, and provincial capital Ramadi could soon have Iraq's largest shopping mall, according to a report from Al Jazeera. It adds that the push for more investment underpins the province's ambitions for greater autonomy. Click here to read the full article. (Source: al Jazeera)

Iraqi Govt authorises 4 Private Colleges

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet agreed to authorise the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to grant licences to new private colleges in Baghdad, Anbar, Basra and Al-Muthanna provinces. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum Launched; New Projects Announced

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received a delegation of Saudi officials and business people in Baghdad on Monday. Among the visitors was the Saudi Minister of Commerce, Acting Minister of Media, and Chairman of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi. The delegation included businessmen representing 22 Saudi companies. During the […]

Anbar getting back on its feet, eyeing Autonomy

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's western Anbar province getting back on its feet, eyeing autonomy Iraq's Sunni-majority Anbar province has in recent months completed a number of infrastructure works in the hope of […]

Siemens Wins 400kV Substation Contract in Iraq

Siemens Energy and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity have signed a contract for the Al Hamudhia substation, which will provide reliable and efficient power supply to the cities of Ramadi, Fallujah, Saqlawyah, Khalediyah and surrounding areas in Al Anbar governorate, North West of Baghdad. Located about 20 kilometers away from Ramadi city, the turnkey 400- […]

Perceptions of Police, Security and Governance in Iraq

Perceptions of Police, Security and Governance in Iraq: IOM Study The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Yale Law School's Center for Global Legal Challenges (GLC) are releasing a new report that evaluates community perceptions of police and security in three communities across Iraq. This new study - Perceptions of Police, Security and Governance in […]

Sterilizing the Streets: Preventing Spread of COVID-19

Sterilizing the streets: Local Peace Committees in Anbar join forces to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Eleven Local Peace Committees have taken the initiative to protect their communities from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by sterilizing public spaces in Iraq's Anbar governorate. Markets, streets, residential areas, schools, government institutions, mosques, and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps […]

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 […]

Governor of Anbar visits UK

The Governor of Anbar, Mr Ali Farhan Hameed, visited the UK this week as a guest of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) . While here, he attended various meetings at Chatham House, UKEF, at roundtables with IBBC members and dinner in the House of Lords with Baroness Nicholson ( President of IBBC and PM […]

UNDP E-Tendering Training in Ramadi

E-Tendering training for potential bidders to be held in Ramadi, Anbar In continuing of training sessions conducted in 2017, 2018 and early 2019 for the potential firms/companies throughout Iraq, UNDP Country Office Iraq is planning to conduct E-Tendering training session for firms/companies who have not yet registered with the E-Tendering portal of the UNDP based […]

Arrests for Voicing Protest Solidarity

By John Lee. Authorities in Anbar governorate are suppressing the right of residents to show support for demonstrations elsewhere in the country, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. In recent days, they have arrested two men for merely posting messages of solidarity on Facebook, questioned a third, and sent a fourth into hiding. More here. […]

UNOPS, Japan providing Renewable Energy in Iraq

By John Lee. To improve living conditions for returnee populations living in newly liberated areas, UNOPS – with funding from the government of Japan – is helping to provide renewable energy and emergency waste disposal services in three Iraqi governorates. “[This project] comes at a time when Iraq is counting on its friends to recover […]