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Netherlands to send New Troops to Iraq

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. The Netherlands to send new troops to Iraq as coalition shifts to advisory role The Netherlands is preparing to bolster its mission in Iraq by sending up to 150 additional troops to Iraqi […]

Management Buyout at Intellect Code

By John Lee. Erbil-based Intellect Code, which specialises in advertising, marketing and market research, has announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the company's shares by Ahmed Gorani, who is the current CEO of the company. A statement from the company said that Mr Gorani bought the shareholdings of his partners Mohamed Emad and Waleed […]

US Charges Two over Alleged Bribery in Iraq

Two individuals have been charged with bribery offenses in connection with Department of Defense contracts as part of the Fraud Section's ongoing efforts to combat corruption and fraud in contracting on U.S. military installations overseas. Mark Alan Fryday, 37, and Lara Jumaah Mohammed, 30, both residing in Erbil, Iraq, were charged in an indictment filed […]

New German Consul General in Erbil

By John Lee. Germany's new Consul General in Erbil, Klemens Semtner (pictured), has arrived in Erbil to take up his post. According to a statement from the German Consulate in Erbil: "Awaiting final agreement from the Iraqi government, he is ready to start working to strengthen relations with KRI." (Source: German Consulate in Erbil)

Three Iraqi Start-Ups get Seed Funding

By Ali Al-Makhzomy, for The Station. Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Five One Labs recently hosted an online Start-up Showcase to celebrate the graduation of their first-ever Arabic incubator program in c. Over 90 attendees joined the event from Iraq, Germany, USA and other places. Ten of the entrepreneurs gave brief overviews of […]

Iraq's Digital Innovators

This article has been originally published in the GIZ magazine 'akzente' at https://akzente.giz.de/en/artikel/iraqs-digital-innovators. It is reprinted here by kind permission of GIZ. A new generation of young Iraqi entrepreneurs are confronting the country's challenges, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Text und Fotos: Olivia Cuthbert The streets are eerily silent in Mosul's old city. A fierce […]

dnata Recognised for Safety Standards in Erbil

By John Lee. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded dnata the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration in Iraq, following the successful completion of a comprehensive audit of the company and its ground-handling operations at Erbil International Airport (EBL). Tom Alwyn-Jones, General Manager of dnata Erbil, said: "We are thrilled to mark […]

US Promotes Educational Exchange Programs

Consul General in Erbil Virtually Meets President and Students of Sulaimaniya University The U.S. Consul General in Erbil, Steve Fagin, met virtually with Dr. Ridha Hassan Hussein, President of Sulaimaniya University and students to discuss future academic collaboration, the impact of COVID19 and recent activities organized by the American Corner in Sulaimaniya. Consul General Fagin […]

Criticism in Iraqi Kurdistan over Unpaid Teacher Salaries

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Criticism mounts in Iraqi Kurdistan over unpaid teacher salaries Ferhat is an English teacher at a public school in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region. His salary comes from the Kurdistan Regional Government […]

IFC Invests in Hospital in Erbil

By John Lee. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing over $26 million in a new 161-bed hospital in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The facility will increase the availability of quality healthcare services and help address gaps in the country's healthcare infrastructure. The $92 million Seema Hospital project is […]