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UNAMI welcomes Agreement on Sinjar

Welcoming the agreement between the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on the status of Sinjar district in Ninewa as a "first and important step in the right direction", the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed hope that it would pave the way for a better future. Sinjar witnessed […]

Japan provides an additional $3.6m for Housing in Iraq

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) welcomes an additional contribution of USD 3.6 million from the Government of Japan to support reconstruction and peacebuilding in Iraq through the rehabilitation of war-damaged houses and construction of low-cost housing units in Sinjar, Ninewa Governorate. Under the new phase of this project, UN-Habitat will improve living conditions […]

$2.5m Contract for Explosive Hazard Clearance

By John Lee. Swiss-based Global Clearance Solutions AG has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of "Explosive Hazard Clearance Teams (EHC Teams) and Risk Education (RE) in Iraq with International Technical Oversight Component: Sinjar & Tal Afar". The contract is worth $2,548,636. (Source: UNGM)

Sinjar Road Reconnects Yazidis, Kurds with Baghdad

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sinjar road reconnects estranged Yazidis and Kurds with Baghdad Nadia Murad (pictured), the Nobel prize laureate who has emerged as the universal face of Yazidi persecution by the Islamic […]

Federal Forces in Control of Large Areas of Kirkuk City

Federal forces in control of large areas of Kirkuk city; further Kurdish withdrawals in Nineveh/Diyala Over the course of October 16, Iraqi federal forces advanced into many parts of Kirkuk city and adjacent military and energy facilities. The Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), supported by the Iraqi Army and Federal Police took control of the K1 military […]

Video: The struggle for an independent Sinjar

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A power struggle is underway in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. Much of it is in ruins after Kurdish fighters, aided by US air strikes, defeated ISIL. But many of them are […]

Video: Residents fear return to Sinjar

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ISIL may have been driven out of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, but most of its people are afraid to return home. Kurdish forces now in charge say they are still discovering […]

Video: Free of ISIL, Sinjar remains a Ghost Town

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been pushed out of Sinjar in northern Iraq, it remains mostly empty of residents as fighting among various factions continues. The town’s reconstruction has […]

Airstrikes Show Pattern of Low Level Conflict

By Simon Kent. Coalition aircraft conducted 4 air strikes against the self declared Islamic State over the past 24 hrs, with "tactical units" being targeted near Ramadi and Hit in Anbar, a front of the Iraqi government and local anti-IS tribes. Another strike hit a tactical unit near Sinjar, which is close to Kurdish Peshmerga […]

Fallujah Success "a Counter-ISIL Milestone"

Carter Hails Iraqi Fallujah Success as Counter-ISIL Milestone Defense Secretary Ash Carter today congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi people for freeing the city of Fallujah from the grip of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The operation in Fallujah was a significant challenge for the Iraqi security forces and for […]

Kurdish Yazidi Activist Wins "Int'l Women of Courage Award"

By John Lee. US Secretary of State John Kerry has awarded an ‘International Women of Courage Award’ to a Kurdish Yazidi activist. At a ceremony on Tuesday, Nagham Nawzat Hasan was one of 14 women from fourteen different countries who were honoured for their outstanding roles in their communities as activists, humanitarians and reformers. Yezidi […]

UN Calls for Relocation of Civilians to Safer Areas

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has said she is deeply worried about thousands of civilians who are trapped in Fallujah city and in Sinjar district and are unable to access aid, calling on Government officials to redouble efforts to relocate civilians to safer areas before the situation deteriorates further. Although the UN […]