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$3bn Saudi Fund for Investment in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited Riyadh on Wednesday on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia. A session of talks was held between the Prime Minister and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, which dealt with cooperation between the two countries. The two sides agreed on […]

Italy, UNOPS to provide Services for Returnees in Sinjar

AICS and UNOPS Partner to Rehabilitate the Basic Services for Returnees in Sinjar, Iraq The Italian Cooperation and UNOPS launched a new project to support the Government of Iraq in rehabilitating basic services to returnees in Sinjar. The project will support the Government of Iraq in rehabilitating the basic water services for returnees in Sinjar […]

Anbar Reconstruction spawns Debate on Autonomy

By John Lee. Construction projects in Anbar province have created jobs, and provincial capital Ramadi could soon have Iraq's largest shopping mall, according to a report from Al Jazeera. It adds that the push for more investment underpins the province's ambitions for greater autonomy. Click here to read the full article. (Source: al Jazeera)

Egypt wins Strong Foothold in Iraq's Reconstruction

By Amr Mostafa for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Egypt wins strong foothold in Iraq's reconstruction Millions of Egyptian workers may benefit from their government's involvement in Iraq's massive reconstruction process. Click here to read the full story.

Int'l Architectural Competition to Rebuild Al-Nouri Mosque

UNESCO launches an international architectural competition to rebuild Al-Nouri mosque UNESCO calls on talents around the world to participate in an exclusive International Architectural Competition for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Al-Nouri Mosque Complex, funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Joining the initiative "Revive the spirit of […]

Rebuilding Mosul in the midst of a Pandemic

No one could predict what the year 2020 would bring, especially facing an unprecedented global health pandemic.For Mosul, which today is still reeling from the effects of ISIL's four-year brutal rule, COVID-19 presented a crisis upon crises affecting the city's quest for stability. Under its Funding facility for Stabilization Programme (FFS), UNDP has been active […]

COVID-19: Recovery is an Opportunity to Build Back Better

United Nations Secretary-General on COVID-19 and the Arab region: recovery is an opportunity to build back better The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on an Arab region struggling with decades-long development challenges, including occupation and conflict but also a dire economic situation, which have limited States' capacity to mitigate the impact of the virus. However, […]

Iraq pushes for Rescheduling of Reparations to Kuwait

Iraq's Minister of Finance, Ali Allawi, arrived in Kuwait on Saturday for talks with senior officials. Mr. Allawi held discussions with the Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, on bilateral relations and delivered a written message from Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. He also held talks with the Minister of Finance, Barrak Al-Shitan, the […]

UAE, UNESCO to restore Historic Churches in Mosul

The United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) renewed their collaboration to the flagship UNESCO initiative Revive the Spirit of Mosul earlier this morning, extending the historic partnership on restoration and reconstruction efforts in Mosul, Iraq. Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge […]

Getting Reconstruction Right and Wrong: Lessons from Iraq

By Hideki Matsunaga, for Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Bitter experiences of reconstruction in the last two decades have made the international community hesitant to engage in robust reconstruction activities. Iraq’s reconstruction after the United States-led invasion in 2003 […]