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Free Hotline for Child Rescue in Kurdistan

As part of its agreement with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, Asiacell, the large private Iraqi company announced the launch of the first free hotline for the Children's Rescue Center in coordination with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in an effort to aid abused children in the […]

Foreign Reporters Rap Kurdish Authorities over Press Freedom

Eighteen foreign correspondents who have long covered Iraqi Kurdistan sharply criticised the region's government on Sunday over a deterioration in the work conditions of Kurdish reporters. In an open letter to the president of the autonomous region Massud Barzani and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, himself a Kurd, they pointed to the so far unsolved murder […]

Italians get Important Role in E-government Project

The General Manager of the Department of External Relations and Information, Ministry of Communications Ms. Khairiya al-Musawi, met second secretary Francisco Fidel from the Italian Embassy, to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the area of e-government . They also discussed the possibility of cooperation in training in Information and External Relations, to take […]

Protection for Journalists Needed - USJ

The Union of Syrian Journalists (USJ) called on journalists' international organisations and UN affiliated bodies to provide '' needed protection for journalists in Palestine, and Iraq'', who are subjugated to ''the ugliest circumstances due to the  occupation''. In a Communiqué issued by USJ here Monday, marking the International Day for Press and Arab Press Festival, […]

Skype Eyes Strong Growth In Mideast, Africa

Voice-over-internet phone provider Skype is eyeing strong growth in the Middle East, a region with a young population and rising internet penetration, the group's regional head said Tuesday. Rouzbeh Pasha, the regional head of the Luxembourg-based company for the Middle East and Africa said the group, which offers free internet phone calls, is to open […]

First Fiber Optic Internet Service for US in Iraq

SniperHill Internet Services, LLC became the first fiber optic Internet provider for US Armed Forces serving in Iraq, it was announced today. High-speed fiber optic-based Internet virtually did not exist in Iraq. With an obsolete war-ravaged telecommunications infrastructure, most users rely upon slow and outdated, personal-rigged satellite systems for Internet communications. "We're thrilled to bring […]

Qtel Q1 Profit More Than Doubles

Qatar Telecommunications Co QTEL.QA (Qtel) announced on Wednesday that it more than doubled its first-quarter net profit, beating analysts' expectations. They posted a first quarter net profit of 1.2 billion riyals ($329.8 million), compared with 593.7 million riyals a year-ago. Analysts polled by Reuters expected a first quarter net profit of 644.7 million riyals.[nLDE63A03Y] Expected […]

Asiacell Launches New Per Second Billing

Asiacell announced the launch of its new service on the 11th of April 2010, which utilises the per-second billing system as an optional alternative to the per-minute billing system. The new system charges subscribers per second starting from the first second at a competitive rate. They claim that this offer sets Asiacell apart from other […]

Zain Changes Management in Iraq

The Zain Group announced today that the management of its Iraq operation, Zain Iraq, will henceforth fall under the direct supervision of the Group's Chief Executive, Nabeel Bin Salamah. The former Zain Iraq CEO, Ali Al-Dahwi, has been appointed special advisor on Iraq for the Zain Group. The Zain Group explained that the move was […]

Management Changes at Zain Group

The Zain Group, the Middle East's leading mobile network provider, announced today that the management of its Iraq operation, Zain Iraq, will henceforth fall under the direct supervision of the Group's Chief Executive, Mr Nabeel Bin Salamah. The former Zain Iraq CEO, Mr Ali Al Dahwi, has been appointed special advisor on Iraq for the […]

Christian Radio On Air

People in the southern Iraqi city of Basra are now able to listen to the province's first Christian radio station, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports. The Voice of the New Testament broadcasts mostly religious hymns and Bible readings from the station's office in Basra's National Evangelical Church. Saad Matti Petros, the head of the […]