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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 […]

New Iraq-Saudi Border Crossing to be Hi-Tech

By John Lee. The General Company for Land Transport (GCLT) has held a meeting with its Saudi Arabian counterpart to discuss the opening of the Arar border crossing between the two countries. According to a statement from Iraq's Ministry of Transport, the participants stressed the importance of the new border facility for commercial trade and […]

Jordan and Iraq plan to Increase Trade

By John Lee. King Abdullah II of Jordan arrives in Baghdad today on an official visit to Iraq for talks with President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister Adil Abd Al Mahdi and senior officials, with a view to strengthening bilateral relations and regional development. According to a report from The Arab Weekly, the two countries […]