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Iraq Allocates Additional Funds for Border Security

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of  Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Cabinet approved the recommendations of the Security Assessment Committee on the Iraqi-Turkish borders, which include providing funds in the sum of 30 billion dinars [$20.5 million], according to the text in the emergency security […]

Anbar get Funding for Saudi Border Crossing

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Finance has allocated one billion dinars (£700k) to Anbar Governorate to complete procedures relating to the Arar (Ar Ar) border crossing. The border post with Saudi Arabia was re-opened in late 2020 following a 30-year closure. Improving trade links between the two countries has been a priority for both […]

Safwan Border Crossing Re-Opened

By John Lee. Iraq's General Customs Authority has announced the reopening of the Safwan/Abdali border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait. The crossing had previously been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Designs were completed earlier this year for a redevelopment of the crossing. (Source: General Customs Authority)

Syria, Iraqi discuss Increasing Trade

By John Lee. Iraq and Syria have discussed a possible increase in trade between the two countries. Syria's state-controlled news agency SANA reports that Syrian Economy and Foreign Trade Minister, Dr. Mohammad Samer al-Khalil, met with the Chargé d'Affairs at the Iraqi Embassy in Damascus, Yassin Sharif al-Hujaimi, and discussed the facilitation of border crossings […]

Iraq Expands Border Crossings with Saudi Arabia to Boost Trade

By Salam Zidane 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 expands border crossings with Saudi Arabia to boost trade In the context of strengthening economic relations, Iraq and Saudi Arabia are diversifying their trade outlets, intending to increase […]

Iraq, Saudi Arabia to Streamline Border Trade

By John Lee. Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed to work together to help streamline the flow of goods between the two countries. Meeting at the recently-reopened border post of Arar, officials from both sides agreed to implement more efficient electronic clearance systems to reduce delays. They will also upgrade the road connections leading to Arar. […]

Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq

By Harith Hasan, 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. Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq Border crossings and cross-border connections have become essential components in the growing regional contest for influence in Iraq. Click […]

Iraq Automates Customs Service to Reduce Corruption

By Salam Zidane 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 automates its customs service to reduce corruption at border crossings The Iraqi government has taken several new initiatives to fight corruption, from automating border crossings, arresting corrupt figures […]

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 […]

Kataib Hezbollah "controls access points to key Iraqi Border City"

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. Kataib Hezbollah controls access points to key Iraqi border city Iran-linked armed groups have over the past year tightened and consolidated their grip on a key border area between […]