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Two More New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Arar Border Crossing Point – General Commission for Border Crossings Housing Compounds for Basra Federal Appeal Court Employees – Supreme Judiciary Council (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Video: Iraq Protests – Graduates Demand Jobs

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of university graduates in oil-rich Iraq are protesting outside government ministries in Baghdad, demanding jobs. Unemployment for young adults stands at 22 percent and the government admits it has not planned for […]

Iran Bolsters Commercial Team in Iraq

By John Lee. The new acting head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) has said that Iran has appointed a second commercial attaché to Basra. Hamid Zaboum is also quoted as saying that a third attaché will also be send to Sulaymaniyah. (Source: Tehran Times)

New Investment Opportunity in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Sponge iron factory in Basra – State Company for Iron and Steel (SCIS) (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Cabinet approves Draft Law on Public-Private Partnership

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It approved: the recommendation of the Ministerial Energy Council on the service contract for Al-Mansuriyah oil field in Diyala province; a draft law on public-private partnership to strengthen cooperation between government agencies and the […]

Water Crisis in Basra

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and […]

Euro-Med highlights Kidnapping of Iraqi Academic

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor denounced the kidnapping of a civil activist and prominent academic in Basra province in Iraq, as well as the arrest campaigns carried out by the Iraqi security services against activists leading peaceful protests against corruption in the country. According to local sources, Kazem Al-Sahlani was kidnapped because of his prominent […]

Basra Protests Build as Sub-standard Services Persist

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Basra protests build in Iraq as sub-standard services persist In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khatteeb talked about the situation of Iraq’s electricity sector amid tense […]

Cancer hits Iraqi oil city of Basra

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Cancer hits residents of Iraqi oil city of Basra The deputy governor of Basra province, Zahra al-Bijari, claimed June 6 that cancer rates have been growing dramatically in the province as a […]