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Christians in Kurdistan Complain about Land Seizure

By Omar al-Jaffal, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.v Christian citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq issued complaints in court June 15 that Kurdish residents are attacking and seizing their villages in the provinces of Dahuk and Erbil. They also accused the […]

IS Sells Properties Left by Kurds in Mosul

By John Lee. BasNews reports that the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) is allegedly attempting to put residential buildings taken from civilians in Mosul on sale. A source told the news agency that IS confiscated "more than 126" (sic) houses left by Kurds and Christians in Mosul, and is now selling the houses […]

UN Report Addresses Yazidi Property Rights

Following the ISIL offensive on Mosul, over 275,000 people from Mount Sinjar area - including a vast majority of Yazidis - were driven out of their homes. Abandoned Yazidi settlements were either systematically demolished or seized by ISIL fighters. Some 6,000 homes are thought to have been destroyed or burned down in the district of […]

"No Houses for the Arabs" in Kurdistan

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. No Houses for the Arabs: Iraqi Kurdish Council's Controversial Ruling About Who Can, and Cannot, Buy Property Tensions between displaced Arabs in Iraqi Kurdistan and local Kurds are growing. Which […]

Iraqis Main Buyers of Turksh Property

By John Lee. According to data released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK), Iraqi citizens purchased 763 houses in Turkey in July and August, making Iraq the biggest foreign buyer of houses in Turkey. Iraq was followed by Saudi Arabia with 504 houses, Kuwait with 373 houses, Russia with 350 houses and the U.K. with […]

The Real Estate Wreckers of Basra

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. Real Estate Wreckers: While Ordinary Basra Families Suffer, A New Upper Class Profits Real estate prices in Basra are rising dramatically thanks to the oil industry, the province’s economic prowess […]

Empire World "On Track" for 2017 Completion

The vast Empire World real estate development -- the largest such development in Iraq -- is a centerpiece of the KRG's continued emphasis on creating a business friendly environment, including a luxury hotel, a villa residential neighborhood, and a surfeit of turnkey office space, all in one sprawling complex. Slated for completion in 2017, the […]

New Report on Erbil Property

Erbil's IKG Property has issued its Q4 2013 Report which covers Erbil’s Industrial, Retail and Residential markets. The report gives an overview of each sector, explores the supply and demand dynamics and give a brief snapshot of the serviced apartment sector. Click here to download the report from our Reports section.

Urban Development in Post-Conflict Cities

By Leanne Case. Solidere Beirut: A Good Practice Example of Urban Development for Other Post Conflict Cities to Follow? So many towns and cities have failed to achieve comprehensive regeneration in the aftermath of war. This paper, an abridged version of my MSc dissertation, explores the private sector led renewal model used in Beirut, commonly […]