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Iraq in talks on Gas Exploration in Western Desert

By John Lee. Iraq's Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail has said that the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) has opened a dialogue about gas exploration in the Western Desert in Anbar Governorate. The company involved was not named, but was described as "one of the major international companies". The Minister said Iraq is keen to […]

Improved Basic Services in Western Anbar

Western Anbar communities see improved basic services with the completion of USAID-funded projects The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the reopening of five facilities in western Anbar to provide essential services to more than 210,000 residents. UNDP rehabilitated these facilities with funding from […]

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and […]

Oxfam Supports New Agribusinesses in Iraq

From Oxfam's Iraq Response Innovation Lab: Iraq Response Innovation Lab recently supported 5 innovative projects in the agricultural sector to launch. These 5 projects were all incubated for 10 months and received trainings on Business Models, Business Plans, Budgeting alongside technical training. The incubation started with 60 applications received online. The first phase of the […]

Converting a Desert Into an Oasis in Iraq

Located about 240 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, a quaint city with panoramic views of the desert sits on both sides of the Euphrates River. With over 46,000 residents, Haditha is one of seven major cities in the Anbar governorate. During the war with the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL), six of those cities were taken by ISIL except for Haditha and a handful of surrounding vil­lages. Unfortunately, due to the fighting, farmers […]

IS "takes Border Station" in Iraq's Western Desert

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. Islamic State takes border station in Iraqi desert with 'drug smuggling wali' A recent incident along Iraq's western border and alleged connections between drug smuggling and Islamic State cells […]

Program To Support SMEs in Anbar

From The Station. With the continuing pandemic, businesses around the world are struggling to deal with the impact of successive lockdowns, a wider recession that will have, and already has, a profound impact on employment rates as well as maintaining supply chains in their current form. This situation in Iraq is exacerbated by the traditional […]

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- […]