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4 more get Coronavirus in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has reported four new cases of coronavirus (covid-19), this time in Kirkuk province. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the four were from the same family, and had recently returned from Iran. They have been placed in quarantine. According to Reuters, Iraq has indefinitely extended an entry ban on […]

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for January

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for January of 102,485,591 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.306 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.428 million bpd exported in December. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 101,062,366 barrels, while exports […]

KRG takes action to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani (pictured) today chaired a cabinet meeting with governors from the Kurdistan Region to discuss recent developments, along with the steps the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is taking to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus. Minister of Health Saman Hussein Muhammed updated the Prime Minister […]

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 […]

New Solar Park to ease Dohuk’s Power Shortage

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  New solar park to ease Iraqi governorate’s power shortage No one batted an eye when the power abruptly cut off in English teacher Miriam Zia’s 11th-grade classroom at the […]

Iraq “Needs Regime Change Again”

By John Hannah, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Needs Regime Change Again The United States faces an increasingly urgent set of first-order policy questions in Iraq. Spoiler alert: The answer is not Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, Iraq’s […]

Integrity Commission restored $2bn to Iraqi Treasury

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s official anti-corruption agency stated in its latest annual report that it restored 2.84 trillion Iraqi dinars ($2.38 billion) to the Treasury in 2019. The Federal […]

Video: Iraq Bans Iran Arrivals amid Coronavirus Fears

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is setting up quarantine areas aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus from across the border with Iran. Neighbouring Iran has reported its sixth death from the disease. There are fears that […]

New UNFPA Country Programme Document 2020-2024

The Government of Iraq, represented by the Ministry of Planning, and UNFPA launched the Fund’s third Country Programme Document (CPD) for 2020-2024, at the Ministry of Planning’s premises on 20 February 2020. The CPD, which was developed in collaboration with the Government of Iraq, United Nations agencies, human rights institutions and civil society organizations, is […]

Restoring critical Healthcare Services to Mosul

The newly-rehabilitated Al Shifa Surgical Center was officially opened by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Iraq today. The surgical center will serve as the primary medical facility for approximately 800,000 people across East Mosul. This major project included rehabilitating inpatient wards with 24 beds for men and women, two full operating […]

Ambassador meets Russian Deputy Minister of Energy

The Ambassador of Iraq in Moscow, Mr. Abdul-Rahman Hamid Al-Hussaini, met with the Russian Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr. Pavel Sorokin to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy (oil, gas, and electricity). Ambassador Al-Hussaini stressed Iraq’s keenness to develop relations with the Russian Federation in the energy sector and provide support to Russian […]

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More New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Agricultural machinery factory, State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) Sprinkler irrigation factory, State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI) Housing, Commercial and Entertaining Resort, Ministry of Oil (Source: National Investment Commission)