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Pilot Interventions for Livestock Producers in Najaf

FAO implementing pilot interventions for livestock producers in Najaf al Ashraf As part of the efforts to support farmers in Iraq, FAO, in cooperation with the MOA/DOA Najaf al Ashraf Governorate, has started distributing molasses in Um Khashem / Al-Mishkhab District to livestock producers in order to improve livestock nutrition and mitigate high feed costs. […]

IranAir to Fly to Najaf

By John Lee. IranAir will reportedly operate two new daily round-trip flights to Najaf International Airport. According to Iran's Financial Tribune, there will be a morning flight from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, and afternoon flights from Mashhad. More here. (Source: Financial Tribune)

PM announces new Development Fund for Najaf

By John Lee. The Iraqi government is working to set up a special fund to contribute to the development of Najaf province. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi made the announcement following a visit to Najaf on Thursday. He also instructed the Ministries of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works to find solutions to the problems of […]

Success Stories from Iraqi Civil Society Organizations

Iraq has experienced complex challenges to stabilization and peacebuilding since 2003, most recently associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which captured large swathes of territory in 2014 and caused vast destruction and displacement across Iraq. Civil society has played a vital role in post-conflict stabilization since 2003. Civil society actors, […]

Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty

By Hamdi Malik, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty The international community needs to pay more attention to developments in Najaf, where Sistani-backed groups are […]

IS "takes Border Station" in Iraq's Western Desert

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Islamic State takes border station in Iraqi desert with 'drug smuggling wali' A recent incident along Iraq's western border and alleged connections between drug smuggling and Islamic State cells […]

Customs Officer Jailed for facilitating Smuggling

By John Lee. Iraq's Federal Court of Cassation has ratified the imprisonment of a former director of the Customs Center at Najaf Airport. According to the Commission on Integrity, the director took money to allow the smuggling of 400 boxes of medicine through the airport. (Source: Commission on Integrity)

Pope Francis, Ayatollah Sistani call for Unity

By Hassan Ali Ahmed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pope Francis, Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani call for unity in historic meeting For the first time in history, the pope has visited the Shiite holy city of Najaf and […]

Al-Kadhemi opens new Medical Center in Najaf

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has opened the new Al-Shifa Medical Center 13 at Al-Kindi Hospital in Najaf. The new facility is built on an area of two thousand square meters, with capacity of 120 beds, including 48 beds for intensive care. It has beds for dialysis and an integrated oxygen system, […]