Tag Archives | Halabjah

Refugee Radio Station Making Waves In Iraqi Kurdistan

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Four displaced women from Iraq and Syria, now based in Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan, are running a radio show for other displaced people in the area. Four displaced young women are […]

Gazprom to Explore for Oil in Kurdistan

By Patrick M Schmidt. The Russian state-owned oil company, Gazprom, is expected to launch exploration operations in Halabja province before the end of the year. The province is located in the region of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and lays close to the Iran-Iraq border. If they find enough oil reserves, the company will begin […]

Mines Removed from Irrigation System Near Halabja

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. In May, a team from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) were working in the mountains near Halabja, Sulimaniyah to restore a traditional irrigation system for a nearby […]

Weekly Security Update for 30th March 2011

Levels of violence continue to creep up in Iraq. Tuesday’s deadly attack on a government building in Tikrit serves as a reminder that terrorist groups retain the ability to conduct horrific attacks in the country. Otherwise terrorist activity was concentrated in Baghdad and Mosul. The south saw a slight rise in activity but it remains […]

Weekly Security Update for 26th March 2011

Overview Levels of violence crept up once again in Iraq last week. What is of concern is that this violence was attributed almost entirely to terrorists and militants, whereas recent weeks saw an increase in violence related to civil unrest. Protests subsided (to a degree) last week but more hostile elements, capable of inflicting far […]