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New COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk

Newly-constructed COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk A 20-bed Isolation Ward designed to handle the most severe COVID-19 patients has been officially opened by the Governor of Dohuk in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Constructed by UNDP and funded by USAID, […]

US donates $2.2m for Veterinary Services in Iraq

FAO receives 2.2 million dollars from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the additional contribution of 2.2 million dollars from the Defence Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in […]

UNDP makes Policy Recommendations for Iraq's Economic Recovery

Impact of COVID-19 on the Iraqi economy: New report highlights policy recommendations for Iraq's economic recovery Expanding social security coverage for vulnerable groups, increasing revenue generation to fund key Government programmes, and allocating more resources to develop the private sector are some of the key recommendations made by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in […]

Iraq "Too Broken to Protect itself from Covid-19"

From The Economist. Iraq is too broken to protect itself from covid-19 Most Arab regimes have dealt with covid-19 by tightening their grip. Not Iraq. It gave up on lockdowns long ago. The government seems powerless to enforce social distancing or the wearings of masks (some men see the coverings as an insult to their […]

Iraq discusses sourcing Covid Vaccine with AstraZeneca

By John Lee. The Ambassador of Republic of Iraq in London, Mr. Muhammad Jaafar Al-Sadr, chaired a meeting with representatives of the British pharmaceutical group, AstraZeneca, which is a leading company in Coronavirus vaccine in cooperation with the University of Oxford in Britain, through video conference. The meeting discussed the possibility of Iraq obtaining adequate […]

New Survey of Iraqi SMEs during COVID-19

New Survey of Small and Medium Enterprises Offers Insight into State of Iraq's Economy During COVID-19 Pandemic Measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 have led to reduced operating hours or the closure of many of Iraq's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The economic impact of the pandemic is expected to be severe. To […]

KRI Schools and Unis to Remain Closed

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting on safely reopening schools and universities. The Cabinet voted for online learning for the first semester, except for twelfth-graders who will study on campus. The Ministries of Education and Higher Education have been tasked to prepare health and safety guidelines for in-person learning, and […]

Flights between Turkey, Iraq suspended another Month

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Flights between Turkey, Iraq suspended another month Turkey's flight suspension to and from Iraq has been extended through October 1, Iraq's civil aviation authority announced Monday amid a rising number of coronavirus cases. […]

Iraqi Govt needs more Female Voices to Fight the Pandemic

By Hanar Marouf, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's government needs more female voices to fight the pandemic Iraq is in a precarious condition. It has faced major challenges on multiple fronts, including political instability, a […]