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Al-Zurfi named Iraqi PM-Designate

By John Lee. Iraqi President Barham Salih has named former governor of Najaf, Adnan al Zurfi (pictured), as Prime Minister Designate, asking him to form a new government within 30 days. The 54-year-old is a member of the small Nasr parliamentary group, led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and was formerly a member of […]

Iranian Consulates torched in Najaf and Karbala

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Protesters have reportedly attempted to burn down the Iranian consulates in both of Iraq's holy cities, Najaf and Karbala, over the past month, with the consulate in Najaf torched twice […]

China Railway Company considers Karbala-Najaf Railway

By John Lee. The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity, a number of Governors, Advisors to the Prime Minister and a number of general managers visited the China Railway Company earlier this week. Among the projects discussed were the building of the Karbala-Najaf railway. The […]

Indian Firm Wins $37m Seismic Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Indian-based Asian Oilfield Services Limited has announced that it has won orders totalling $37 million in Iraq. The orders relate to seismic acquisition at Block 12, with $12 million for a 2D survey and $25 million for a 3D survey. Block 12, located in the Najaf and Muthanna provinces, is being developed […]

Conservatives in Najaf want to legislate Religiosity

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Conservatives in Iraq's Najaf want to legislate religiosity Hundreds of residents in Iraq's Najaf province rallied and called for a new law that would "strengthen the sanctity" of the […]

Video: Iraq's Ancient Pottery Industry Struggling

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's ancient pottery culture in the holy city of Najaf is dying out with the increasing demand for more modern products. Iraqis, who traditionally used clay utensils for storing food and cooking are turning […]

Covering Corruption "Exposes Journalists to Arrest"

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arrests to which two investigative reporters have been subjected in different parts of Iraq in the past few days in connection with their coverage of corruption, and calls for an end to the harassment of these journalists. The latest victim was Mostafa Hamed, a reporter based in Fallujah, […]