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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-Turkey Border Confusion: Who's In Charge Here?

By Mahmut Bozarslan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tensions were already high last week between Iraq's central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil. The stress spiked Oct. 31 near the Iraq-Turkey border when sirens began wailing and […]

KRG Minister Calls for New Turkish Border Crossing

The Kurdistan Region’s Minister for Commerce and Industry has said that a new Turkish- Iraqi border crossing point is needed to reduce the traffic at the Ibrahim Khalil [Ibrahim al Khalil] gate, according to AKnews. The Ibrahim Khalil crossing (pictured) is the only official route connecting the Kurdistan Region to Turkey, and hundreds of trucks […]

Maliki Orders Clampdown on Border Corruption

An adviser in the Iraqi government has said that the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has instructed the Interior Ministry to combat corruption at border crossing points. Ahmed al-Shihani told AKnews that the Prime Minister called for action to be taken following official reports about rising corruption at Iraq’s border crossings -- particularly the borders with […]