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Iraq's Credit Rating lifts with Final Reparations to Kuwait

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's credit rating lifts with final reparations payment to Kuwait Iraq paid Kuwait a final installment of war reparations more than 31 years after the invasion of Kuwait, […]

UN confirms Iraq's Final Reparations Payment to Kuwait

Today (Thursday 13th January), the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) made available $629,324,488 to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission's remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. With this payment, all claimants awarded compensation by the Commission have now received the full amount of their respective awards. In total, the Commission […]

Safwan Border Crossing Re-Opened

By John Lee. Iraq's General Customs Authority has announced the reopening of the Safwan/Abdali border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait. The crossing had previously been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Designs were completed earlier this year for a redevelopment of the crossing. (Source: General Customs Authority)

Further $490m Paid to Kuwait for Invasion by Iraq

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) has made available $490 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 Council resolutions […]

Iraqi PM improves ties with Kuwait

By John Lee. On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi met with the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. During the meeting in Kuwait, the Prime Minister stressed the need to take advantage of the potential offered by being neighbouring states, the interdependence of strategic and economic interests between the two […]

Further $600m Paid to Kuwait for Invasion by Iraq

The United Nations Compensation Commission has made available $600 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 Council resolutions 687 […]

Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq

By Harith Hasan, 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. Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq Border crossings and cross-border connections have become essential components in the growing regional contest for influence in Iraq. Click […]

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 […]