Tag Archives | Ninewah

Date Set for Anbar, Ninewa Elections

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, welcomed the decision of the Council of Ministers today to conduct the Governorate Council elections in Anbar and Ninewa on 20 June. “This new date will give the people of Anbar and Ninewa a chance to choose their local representatives soon. This will […]

Ninawa Election Postponed "Based on False Info"

By Abdullah Salem. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The controversial governor of Ninawa, Atheel al-Nujaifi, talks about why he thinks elections were postponed and how the current security crisis could be solved. After Iraqi […]

Postponement of Provincial Elections in Anbar, Nineveh

By Reidar Visser. The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq […]

Lufthansa Consulting Wins Mosul Airport Contract

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government and Lufthansa Consulting continue their successful collaboration to establish international standards for the country’s future aviation development: During the recent Iraqi-German Business Forum in Berlin, the Governor of the Nineveh Governorate, H.E. Athil Abdulazeez Al Najafi, and Lufthansa Consulting signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of Mosul […]

Sandstorms, Corruption Make Ninawa Farmers Abandon Land And Home

By Mohammed Omar al-Qaysi. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Farmers in Ninawa are being forced to abandon their farms in droves because of desertification. And now they say, to make matters worse, those who […]

Stand-Off in Ninawa: Syria Inflames Kurdistan-Iraq Dispute

By Ahmad Salama. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The conflict with Syria is threatening to spill over borders, as Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad line up on opposing sides. Now the face-off has gone beyond […]

Turkey-Nineveh Electricity Line Inaugurated

A new electricity line from Turkey to Mosul was inaugurated on Saturday, according to a report from AIN. The Head of the Energy and Services Department at Mosul Provincial Council, Zuhair al-Jobbery, told the agency that the cable will initially transfer 50 MW of power. After four days of test operations, the line will eventually […]

$34m Nineveh Housing Project Starts

Construction has started on a $34 million (40 billion Iraqi dinar) residential project in the province of Nineveh, reports AKnews. The 560 homes will be built on an 82-acre site close to the famed waterfall cascades in northern Mosul, in a joint-effort by Iraqiya and Andalusia Construction Companies. Nineveh's Governor, Athil Nujaifi, said the project […]

Terrorists Knock Out Asiacell Service in Nineveh

Bloomberg reports that militants have bombed an Asiacell equipment building near Mosul, damaging the mobile phone operator's network and knocking out service in some northern areas. The four attackers, some of whom wore military uniforms, held guns to the heads of security guards late on Thursday and planted four large explosives in a building housing […]

Sonangol Equipment Blown Up in Nineveh

AKnews reports that uniformed militants have blown up about 10 machine tools used by Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company, in the province of Nineveh on Thursday. Sonangol won contracts to develop the al-Najma and al-Qayara oil fields near the provincial capital Mosul in 2009. The equipment was blown up by IEDs that were placed inside […]

MoU signed for Mosul Refinery

A refinery with a capacity of 150,000 barrels per day will be constructed by the Egyptian Qalaa Company in Nineveh province. In a statement, Deputy Oil Minister Ahmed Shamaa said the Ministry of Oil has contracted Qalaa to establish the refinery which will process the crude oil from the Najma and Gayar fields near Mosul. […]