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Axens to support Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project

By John Lee. French-based Axens -- part of the IFP Energies Nouvelles group -- has said it is pleased to continue working with JGC Corporation on the Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi laid the foundation stone for the $4bn-project. In a statement, the company said: Part of Iraq's Ministry […]

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)

BISI and Friends of Basrah Museum to Merge

By John Lee. The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) and the Friends of Basrah Museum (FOBM) have announced that they are to merge. This follows the successful culmination of a decade-long project, championed by FOBM, to open a new museum in Basra to celebrate and conserve the heritage of southern Iraq. Under […]

New Private Jet Service from Basra Airport

AIRSADA, the private jet charter company based in Istanbul, has announced new direct flights from Basra International Airport. Flying directly to airports around the world, including cities such as London, Paris, Milan, Moscow, and Quanzhou, the new service promises to help make private jet travel more accessible for Iraqi and international clients. Commenting on the […]

Video: Protesters call for Basra Governor to Resign

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters in southern Iraq have given the local governor until now to either resign or face more unrest. The rallies have been sparked by the killings of several prominent activists and people are […]

Japanese Firm Wins $4bn Iraq Project

By John Lee. Iraq's Council of Ministers has approved a contract with Japan's JGC Corporation to build a 55,000-bpd refinery in Basra province. According to a statement from the Ministry of Oil, the new plant will create 7,000 jobs, in addition to 70,000 during the construction phase. The General Manager of the South Refineries Company […]

Construction of Major Iran-Iraq Railway "Will Begin Soon"

A senior Iraqi official said the construction work for establishing a major railway project connecting the Arab country to neighboring Iran will get underway not in the too distant future. "The railway between Iran and Iraq through the Shalamcheh link will get going soon," said Qasim al-Araji, a national security adviser to the Iraqi government, […]