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Kuwait and Iraq discuss Grid Connector

By John Lee. Iraq's Ambassador to Kuwait, H.E. Mr. Al-Manhal Al-Safi, met on Friday with the Kuwaiti Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy, H.E. Dr. Mishaan Al-Otaibi. They discussed cooperation in renewable energy and natural gas, as well as developments in grid connection to supply Iraq with electrical power. (Source: MoFA)

Iraq Pays another $380m Reparations to Kuwait

By John Lee. The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $380 million to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations Security Council. It was established in 1991 in accordance with Security […]

Land Port design completed for Iraq-Kuwait Border

Multidisciplinary consultancy Khatib & Alami has completed the design for a new land port in Safwan, Basra, at the border between the Republic of Iraq and the State of Kuwait. Subject to authority approvals, the project will enhance the passage of commercial goods and people by increasing capacity to around 1,000 vehicles per day, with […]

Broadening Negotiations Could Help Resolve Kuwaiti-Iraqi Maritime Dispute

By Bader Al-Saif, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Think Big: Why Broadening Negotiations Could Help Resolve the Kuwaiti-Iraqi Maritime Dispute Kuwait and Iraq have worked hard to rebuild bilateral ties. Resolving their maritime dispute as […]

ICSID Denies Agility's $380m Claim against Korek

Kuwaiti-based logistics provider Agility has said foreign investors "should think carefully about the perils of investing" in Iraq, following a ruling by an international arbitration panel to deny its claims that Iraqi officials expropriated $380 million invested by Agility in an Iraqi telecom company. The ruling, by a panel constituted by the International Centre for […]

KRG proposes new Minister of Natural Resources

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has nominated Dr. Kamal Atroshi to the post of Minister of Natural Resources, a position which includes responsibility for the oil and gas portfolio. A statement from KRG spokesperson Dr. Jotiar Adil said, "It is our hope that the Kurdistan Parliament […]

Iraq Reparations to Kuwait Extended to 2022

By John Lee. The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which was established to pay compensation for losses and damage as a direct result of Iraq's unlawful invasion of Kuwait in 1990, has made available $230 million to the Government of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. With this payment, the […]

New Food Delivery App to enter Iraq

By John Lee. Kuwait-based food and grocery delivery app Talabat has announced the expansion of its services into Iraq. The app, which operates in eight markets throughout the MENA region, will initially launch operations in Erbil in early 2021, before expanding into Federal Iraq in 2021. Founded in Kuwait in 2004, talabat continues to revolutionise […]

What can Iraq Gain from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia?

By Antonino Occhiuto, for the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What Can Iraq Gain from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia At first glance, managing and developing ties with Iraq's neighbours seems to be only one […]

Local Businesses get Boost from Iraq Lockdown

By John Lee. Iraq's national lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reportedly given a boost to local businesses. According to a report from AFP, local businesses no longer have to compete with imports from countries such as Turkey, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait. It quotes the owner of an ice-cream […]

Iraq pushes for Rescheduling of Reparations to Kuwait

Iraq's Minister of Finance, Ali Allawi, arrived in Kuwait on Saturday for talks with senior officials. Mr. Allawi held discussions with the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, on bilateral relations and delivered a written message from Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. He also held talks with the Minister of Finance, Barrak Al-Shitan, the […]

Iraq confirms first case of Coronavirus

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of the coronavirus (covid-19) in the country. It said that an Iranian student had tested positive for the virus in Najaf. The student is reported to have been immediately quarantined. Following the announcement, Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA said that Kuwait’s civil aviation […]