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First IoT Competition for Iraqi University Students

By John Lee. Zain Iraq and Ericsson have announced an Internet of Things (IoT) competition for university students in Iraq. The first-of-its-kind competition will run for six weeks during which the students are invited to present use cases to address the possibilities of 5G-IoT and industry digitalization and ultimately capture their full business potential. The […]

Italy gives another $2.7m for Stabilisation in Iraq

Support for Iraq stabilization continues with EUR 2.4 million contribution from Italy The Government of Italy has contributed an additional USD 2.7 million (EUR 2.4 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) supporting communities affected by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), taking its total contribution to USD 12.9 million. “Iraq […]

Iran’s President to Visit Iraq in March

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Iraq on March 11 for an official visit. Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Iranian president will be visiting the Arab country at the official invitation of Baghdad. It will be Rouhani’s first official visit to Iraq during his tenure. On Monday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi met […]

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Qatar, Iraq discuss Education Cooperation

By John Lee. Qatar's Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi has met with Iraq’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr Qusai al-Suhail in Qatar. During the meeting they discussed cooperation in the fields of higher education and scientific research and ways to support and promote them. (Source: […]

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Genel Energy completes Acquisition of Chevron Fields

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that approval has been given by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) regarding the acquisition of stakes from Chevron in the Sarta and Qara Dagh (pictured) blocks, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. According to a statement from the company, the acquisitions have now closed and Genel therefore has […]

Chinese Company "wins Contract" to build NGL Plant

By John Lee. A Chinese company has reportedly won a contract to build a natural gas liquids (NGL) plant in Basra. According to Xinhua, China's Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) signed the contract on Wednesday with Iraq's Basra Gas Company (BGC). As a result of the new plant, BGC will increase its gas production […]

Deloitte Report on Kurdistan Oil and Gas

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region - Q3 of 2018 On Wednesday, the KRG Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, after a review […]

Investment Opportunity: Al-Nasiriyah International Airport

The National Investment Commission (NIC) and the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) have announced the investment opportunity to build Nasriya International Airport. The airport is located to the south–west of Imam Ali (PBUH) air force base in Thi Qar province. The area of the passengers terminal is 3000m². Interested foreign and local companies can apply […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Administrative Assistant, UNAMI - United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Country Financial Controller, Concern Worldwide Forensic Archaeologist, ICMP - International Commission on Missing Persons Child Protection and Education Project Manager, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Head of Education, Mercy Corps Human Settlements Officer - […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: National Humanitarian Affairs Officer, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Urban Agriculture Specialist, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Field Coordinators, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Logistic Supply Senior Manager, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Deputy Country Representative, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Senior Communication […]

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for January

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for January of 113,111,429 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.649 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.726 bpd exported in December. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 110,245,281 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk […]

Riding the Oil Markets, Iraq’s Economy in Transition

The Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) has issued its 2018 Annual Report, entitled "Riding the Oil Markets, Iraq’s Economy in Transition". In its summary, the IEI says: "Iraq’s fortunes are once again highly dependent upon oil prices following a period where the government succeeded in stabilising expenditures, on the basis of IMF conditionality. "This period was […]