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Iran Ready to Open Joint Scientific Center with Iraq

The University of Tehran expressed readiness to set up a joint scientific center with Iraq under the auspices of the University of Basrah at a border region. During a visit to Iraq, President of the University of Tehran, Mohammad Moqimi, met with President of the University of Basrah, Saad Shaheen Hammadi, and signed a memorandum […]

Iraqi Govt exempts Basra Governorate from Contracting Regulations

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of  Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Among the items agreed was a decision to exempt Basra Governorate from the instructions covering government contracts for the purposes of the 2025 Arabian Gulf Cup Football Championships, which will be hosted in Basra. Concerns […]

New Plastics Plant opened in Basra

By John Lee. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz, has re-opened a factory making low density polyethylene in Basra. The plant, run by the General Company for Petrochemical Industries, had been idle for more than 12 years. Capacity is said to be 120 tons per day, with high quality and high purity. […]

UK Firm opens new Fertiliser Plant in Basra

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Industry and Minerals, Mr. Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz, has officially opened a new fertiliser factory in Basra governorate. The plant, with a capacity of 1,500 tonnes per day, is a partnership between the State Company for Southern Fertilizers, and the  UK-based AAA Holding Group. The opening ceremony was attended by […]

KBR to help develop Iraq's Ratawi Field

By John Lee. US-based contractor KBR is to carry out the design work for Iraq's Ratawi (aka Artawi) Central Complex development. The work is part of the Ratawi gas-field project in Basra, which is being carried out by the South Gas Company (SGC) in cooperation with France's TotalEnergies. KBR's involvement was confirmed in a statement […]

Training on Climate-Smart Livestock Practices in Southern Iraq

Through EU support, FAO Iraq concluded a training on climate-smart livestock practices in the south The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq through the European Union funded project and, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), concluded a two-day training for 20 extension workers from Basra, Missan and Dhi […]

AirSada wins Medevac Contract with Hyundai in Basra

By John Lee. The Turkish-based private jet charter company AirSada has won a second contract to supply medical evacuation (medevac) services, this time to South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and Construction in Iraq. The contract with AirSada, which runs to September 2025, includes air ambulance and medical treatment services. It was signed by Mr Tolga Urcu, […]

Breaking Bad in Basra

By Michael Young, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Breaking Bad in Basra In an interview, Harith Hasan discusses how environmental degradation has affected sociopolitical stability in southern Iraq. Click here to read the full report.

Case Study: Empowering Girls through IT Education in Iraq

Case Study Empowering girls through IT and Coding education in Iraq: an innovative learning pathway for secondary school girls in Shatt Al-Arab, Basra In the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region, despite school enrolment is higher today both at primary and secondary levels than one decade ago, significant differences remain in the education opportunities […]