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Shalamijah Border Crossing Reopens

By John Lee. Trade reportedly resumed on Sunday at the Shalamijah (Shalamcheh) border crossing between Iraq and Iran. According to Anadolu Agency, the crossing was closed from 31st July 31 until 8th August due to coronavirus. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

Iraq Suspends Visa Agreement with Turkey

By John Lee. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has said it will no longer issue visas at border crossings for Turkish citizens wanting to visit Iraq. In a statement, it accused Turkey of violating a 2009 deal that eased the visa process for citizens of the two countries: "Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements […]

Closing Borders due to COVID-19 Revives Iraqi Agriculture

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Closing borders due to COVID-19 revives Iraqi agriculture Iraq's agriculture sector has been revived in the past few months, after the government closed its borders and banned the import […]

KRI Truckers find Employment during COVID-19 Crisis

By John Lee. The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly led to thousands of new jobs to truck drivers in the Kurdistan Region. According to a report from Rudaw, while the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan has been closed to tourists and truckers alike, freight is being transferred to local truck drivers to […]

Iraq to Reopen Border Crossing with Iran

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly announced the reopening of the Mandali border crossing in Diyala governorate, which connects Iraq with Iran. According to Kurdistan24, the crossing had been closed for nearly five months, following allegations of corruption. It says that Adel Abdul Mahdi, who remains Iraq’s interim Prime Minister, decided to re-open the crossing […]

Iran, Iraq Reopen Border Crossing after 6 Years

The Khosravi border crossing between Iran and Iraq reopened on Friday, more than six years after a terrorist attack led to its closure. In a ceremony on Friday, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Al Yasiri reopened the Khosravi border crossing. The border crossing had been closed in 2013 in […]

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)

Iran, Iraq Agree to Reopen Khosravi Border Crossing

The interior ministers of Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to implement plans to facilitate the Arbaeen pilgrimage to Iraq, including one on reopening the Khosravi border crossing. Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Al Yasiri met in Tehran on Saturday and signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the […]