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GTH ordered to pay $60m to Atheer

Global Telecom Holding (GTH), an Egyptian joint stock company, today announces that, as previously disclosed, on 19 November 2012 Atheer Telecom Iraq Limited initiated English High Court proceedings against Orascom Telecom Iraq Ltd. (OTIL) and GTH in relation to a dispute arising from 2007 sale of Iraqna, OTIL's Iraqi mobile subsidiary, to Atheer. Pursuant to […]

Zain to pay $94m to settle Iraqna Tax Case

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Zain Iraq is to pay $94 million to settle a tax case related to the 2007 acquisition of rival operator Iraqna from Egypt's Orascom Telecom. Iraq's General Commission of Taxes (GCT) claimed Zain Iraq owed $187 million in capital gains tax due on its $1.2 billion purchase of the […]

Court finds against Zain in $187m Tax Ruling

By John Lee. Reuters reports that an Iraqi appeals court has upheld a ruling that mobile phone operator Zain Iraq must pay a $187-million tax bill related to the acquisition of a rival Iraqna from Egypt's Orascom Telecom in 2007. Unusually, says the report, the government tried to levy capital gains tax worth $187 million on […]

Court Dismisses $4.5bn Claim Against Zain

By John Lee. An Iraqi court has reportedly rejected a $4.5-billion (5.4 trillion Iraqi dinar) lawsuit against Zain. The case centers around Zain's $1.2-billion acquisition of Iraqna from Egypt's Orascom Telecom in December 2007, after the Egyptian company dropped out of the running for a long-term mobile licence. According to Reuters, the Kuwaiti firm then […]

Zain Iraq Revenues Unfrozen

By John Lee. Kuwait's Zain Group has announced that an Iraqi court has lifted a freeze on future revenue of Zain Iraq. But the company added that previously frozen revenues remain blocked, after a $4.5 billion lawsuit against the Iraqi firm was dismissed this month. In April, we reported that Zain was being sued for […]

Zain Sued for $4.5bn over Iraq Deal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that mobile phone company Zain is being sued for $4.5 billion over its 2007 acquisition of Iraqi telecom operator Iraqna. The company bought Iraqna for $1.2 billion from Egypt's Orascom Telecom after it dropped out of the running for a long-term mobile licence in Iraq. According to Reuters, the Kuwaiti firm […]

Iraq signs $363m Power Deal with Orascom

Iraq's electricity ministry signed the $363 million, 1,014 megawatt, power plant deal with Egypt's Orascom Construction, which was announced in February. The contract involves building the plant and installing six 169 MW generators, which Iraq bought from Siemens in 2008, at the facility in Baiji [Beiji, Bayji]. The project is expected to be completed within 21 […]