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Will new Land Ownership Rights help Iraq's Yazidis?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will new land ownership rights be game-changer for Iraq's Yazidis? Late last year, the Iraqi government announced that members of the minority Yazidi community will be granted land ownership rights in the northern […]

Zain Iraq finalises Sale-and-Leaseback of Towers

By John Lee. Zain Group has announced that its operation in Iraq has entered into a definite 15-year agreement to sell and leaseback, as well as the management rights of the passive physical infrastructure of its 4,968 tower portfolio in Iraq to TASC Towers Iraq for US$180 million. The deal also comprises of TASC Towers […]

Increased Scrutiny of Land Allocation at Baghdad Airport

By John Lee. Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani has chaired a meeting to discuss the best use of lands surrounding Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). He ordered a ban on the granting or investment licenses and what was described as the "illegal disposal" of these lands, and stressed that any projects being implemented in this region […]

New Digitised Mapping Service for Erbil

By John Lee. A new startup has reportedly announced a new product that digitises real estate maps. According to a report from Iraq Tech, Optionline's Naxsha is cloud-based real-estate software that "offers agencies a customisable platform to build and use data to improve their sales strategy." The app currently only contains maps of Erbil city, […]

Conflict stopping Displaced Families returning to Sinjar

Iraq: Conflict, destruction stopping displaced families from returning to Sinjar Widespread destruction of civilian houses, new clashes, and social tensions are stopping two thirds of displaced families from returning to their homes in Iraq's north-western town of Sinjar, according to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Nearly five years on from the […]

KDC Buys KREDCO Real Estate

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Development Corporation (KDC) has bought the majority shareholding of Erbil-based KREDCO Real Estate Limited Company. KREDCO has previously been described as a joint venture between the KDC and the Kuwait-based National Real Estate Company (NREC). According to a disclosure to the Kuwaiti stock exchange, NREC said it sold its 51-percent […]

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq - An Assessment of Progress Towards Durable Solutions in Line with the Pinheiro Principles Since the 1960s, housing, land and property (HLP) challenges faced by the people of Iraq have varied throughout different waves of conflict and displacements. These problems worsened during the period of conflict with the […]

Iraq moves to Protect State Property

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq moves to protect state property The Iraqi government launched a campaign to remove encroachments in Iraq, which is more likely to anger political parties and armed groups whose […]