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Iraq Approves Russian Firm's Oil Development Plans

By John Lee. Russia's LUKoil and Japan's INPEX South Iraq Ltd have received approval from Iraqi state-owned Thi-Qar Oil Company (TOC) for "Declaration of Commerciality of Reserves and Outline Development Proposal" for the Eridu [Arido] oilfield located within Block 10 in Iraq. Following approval by TOC (also known as Dhi Qar Oil Company, DQOC), LUKoil […]

KRG President receives Russian Ambassador

By John Lee. KRG President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Elbrus Kutrashev and his accompanying delegation in Erbil this week. The meeting discussed the political and economic developments in Iraq, Erbil-Baghdad relations and the ongoing negotiations to resolve their differences. The two sides also exchanged views on Russia's bilateral relations […]

Fighting Corruption in Iraq "Harder than Fighting ISIS"

By Ashish Kumar Sen for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fighting Corruption Harder than Fighting ISIS, Says Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Fuad Hussein lays out Iraqi government's priorities, says Iraq's interests dictate its […]

Gazprom Neft to deploy "Private Military" to Iraq?

By John Lee. Ukraine's Ministry of Defense has reportedly warned about the formation of a "private military company" by Russian oil giant Gazprom Neft. Time magazine says that the Ukrainian government has warned that the unit would be comparable to notorious mercenary organization the Wagner Group. It speculates that the force may become active in […]

Iraqi FM: In Iraq's Interest to help Reduce US-Iran Tensions

By Andrew Parasiliti for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi foreign minister: It's in Iraq's interest to help reduce US-Iran tensions In exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Fuad Hussein discusses US-Iraq economic relations, regional economic integration, and sanctions on […]

Iraqi Army may replace Russian Helicopters with US Models

By John Lee. The Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq (OSC-I) at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has been working with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense to convert the entire fleet of the Iraqi Army Aviation Command (IqAAC) to U.S.-produced aircraft in order to simplify parts acquisition, maintenance, and training. This quarter, the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) […]

Russian Visit Strengthens Ties with Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi President, Dr. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, received Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his accompanying delegation on Monday. President Rashid highlighted the importance of enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries, pointing to the need for coordination and consultation on issues of common interest including security and peace in the region […]

Turkish Exports to Iraq Up 16.4%

By John Lee. Exports from Turkiye (Turkey) to Iraq reportedly increased by 16.4 percent in 2022. According to data issued by the Turkish Exporters Association (TIM), Turkiye sold goods and services valued at $10.4 billion to Iraq during the year, up from $9.0 billion the year before. Meanwhile, Turkish projects in Iraq were valued at […]

Russia offers Scholarships for Iraqi Kurdistan

The Ministry of Higher Education announces scholarships for bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies in Russia The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research informs teachers, employees and citizens of the Kurdistan Region that the Federal Russia has offered 60 scholarships for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees for the academic year 2023-2024 for Kurdistan Region as […]

Iran "moves to Consolidate Grip on Iraq's Oil Sector"

By Simon Watkins for the OilPrice.com. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran Moves To Consolidate Its Grip On Iraq's Oil Sector Iran has long held enormous political, economic, and military sway over neighbouring Iraq through its various military and political proxies, […]

Mediterranean Refiners look to Iraq

By Elena Mataro for Argus Media. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The EU's ban on Russian seaborne crude imports has opened the door to an increased flow of sour Middle East grades into the Mediterranean. Iraq's Basrah grades have already […]