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Schlumberger "Withdraws from Iraqi Kurdistan"

By John Lee. Schlumberger has reportedly announced its withdrawal from Iraqi Kurdistan, as a result of the Federal Supreme Court ruling that oil contracts signed with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are unconstitutional. Sources told the official Iraqi News Agency that the US-based oilfield services company "sent a letter with an official document to the […]

WHO provides Medical Supplies for recent Cholera Outbreak

WHO Provides Sulaymaniyah with urgent medical supplies to prepare for and respond to the recent Cholera outbreak The World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched an urgent consignment of medicines and medical supplies to Sulaymaniyah governorate in the (KR-I) to support the Regional Ministry of Health in KR-I step up its response to the sudden cholera outbreak […]

Two Injured in Rocket Attack at Khor Mor Gas Field

Dana Gas (PJSC) informs the market that, a small rocket landed yesterday afternoon within the Khor Mor block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. No damage occurred and production operations continued normally without interruption. Two contractor staff were treated for minor injuries related to the blast but have returned to work. The company is cooperating […]

New Agreement to tackle Corruption in Kurdistan

KRI's anti-corruption agenda strengthened under new agreement with Commission of Integrity The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq's (KRI) Commission of Integrity (CoI) have today renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen KRI's legislative and strategic anti-corruption frameworks and to enhance, the investigative capacity of it in line with […]

KRG to set up two New Oil Companies

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is reportedly setting up two new companies to manage its energy resources. A new Kurdistan Regional Oil Company (KROC) is to specialise in oil exploration, and the Kurdistan Oil Marketing Organization (KOMO) will concern itself with marketing of the oil. The development comes as Erbil and Baghdad […]

KRG files Civil suit against Baghdad Minister of Oil

By John Lee. The Minister of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has filed a civil suit against the Baghdad Minister of Oil, accusing him of sending emails and letters with the intention of intimidating international oil companies (IOCs) and interfering with the contractual rights of the IOCs and the KRG. The KRG […]

Kurdish Women Entrepreneurs overcome barriers to Succeed

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Kurdish female entrepreneurs overcome barriers to succeed Businesswomen say Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government needs to work harder to create the conditions for entrepreneurs. Click here to read the full article.

The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of US-Kurdish Relations (Part II)

By Jennifer Gavito, Qubad Talabani, Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The KRG Turns Thirty: The Future of U.S.-Kurdish Relations in Iraq In the second of three discussions marking the thirty-year anniversary […]