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COVID: Iraq Closes Land Borders, Restaurants

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq closes land borders, restaurants with new anti-virus measures The Iraqi government announced a series of strict measures to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday. All land border crossings, restaurants and malls will […]

Iraq-Saudi Border Crossing Reopens after 30 years

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq-Saudi border crossing reopens after 30 years The Arar border crossing linking Iraq and Saudi Arabia has reopened for trade after a 30-year closure, Iraq's border authority said Wednesday. The Saudi-Iraqi border […]

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 […]