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Japan, UNEP cooperate on Post-Conflict Recovery in Iraq

Japan, UNEP deepen cooperation on plastic pollution and post-conflict recovery Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced a new cooperative effort to tackle plastic pollution across Asia and support post-conflict environmental recovery in Iraq and South Sudan. Japan will contribute US$6.9 million to four UNEP-led projects. The bulk of the funding will […]

UN details Ordeal of Abducted Protesters

Iraq: UN details ordeal of abducted protesters, welcomes Government's promise to investigate and compensate A United Nations report published today on the abduction of protesters in Iraq since last October details their ordeals from the time of abduction through interrogation to acts of torture. In its fourth report on the protests, the UN Human Rights […]

Iraq Requests NATO's Help with COVID-19

By John Lee. NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) has received a request for international assistance from Iraq to control the spread of COVID-19 and deal with those affected. The EADRCC is NATO's principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area. It is active all year round, operational on a 24/7 basis, and […]

PM says PMU should be under State Authority

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi prime minister stresses PMU should be Iraqi institution under state authority Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi faces a difficult task in implementing his reform plan for the Popular Mobilization Units organization […]

EU gives $2.8m in Relief to Iraqi Children

By John Lee. A recent contribution of USD2.8 million by the European Union has provided immediate relief to 90,000 vulnerable people -half of them children - in emergency camps in Salamiya, Hamam al Alil and Jeda'a 1 and 5 IDP camps within Ninawa governorate. Only 39 per cent of Iraq's population have access to safely […]

Psychological First Aid Training in Iraq

WHO conducts remote psychological first aid training in Iraq to address COVID-19 stigma and discriminatory Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been experiencing varying degrees of fear, concern, anxiety and stress which requires psychological support to enable them to cope better with the challenges they are facing. In Iraq, WHO identified groups […]

Iraq and France to Cooperate in e-Learning

By John Lee. Iraq and France have agreed to cooperate in the field of electronic education and e-learning. The agreement was announced after the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Nabil Kazem Abdel-Sahib (Nabil Khadim Abd Al-Sahib), received the French Ambassador to Baghdad, Bruno Aubert, and his accompanying delegation. The Minister said that e-learning […]

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 30th January 2020). Please click here to view a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD556 / $577 (+0.7% weekly change) (-15.6% YTD and -17.6% YTD change, respectively). The number of weekly traded shares was 2.4 bn and the weekly trading volume was IQD2.8 bn ($2.2 mn). Note: ISX will […]

KRG PM reiterates Commitment to Diverse Economy

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the High Council for Investment to discuss current economic situation and the need to further develop investment in the Kurdistan Region. In the meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and other cabinet members, Prime Minister Barzani stressed that the Kurdistan Regional Government […]

KRG "to Privatise Electricity Sector"

By John Lee. Kurdistan's Council of Ministers has reportedly approved a proposal from the KRG's Ministry of Electricity to privatize the Region's electricity sector. Ministry official Mohammed Ahmed told Rudaw on Wednesday: "The government and the people will both benefit from it as it will help reduce a significant amount of stolen electricity." More here. […]