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European Forces Withdraw from Iraq

By John Lee. European countries including France, Spain and the Netherlands have reportedly announced the temporary withdrawal of troops from the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition and NATO Training Mission in Iraq. According to Janes 360, the withdrawals follow an announcement by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) that it had ceased training Iraqi […]

Euro Ambassadors Condemn State Violence in Iraq

The Ambassadors of Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the excessive and lethal use of force by Iraqi security forces and armed groups since 24 January against peaceful protestors, including in Baghdad, Nasiriya and Basra. Despite assurances […]

Enhancing Access to Psychosocial and Mental Health Services

UNFPA and Spain Join Efforts to Enhance Access to Psychosocial and Mental Health Services in Iraq The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) joined efforts with UNFPA to improve access to psychosocial, mental health, and GBV services to women and girls in Iraq through a contribution of €400,000 to the programme. The conflict in […]

Obtaining Second Citizenship: Which Programmes Are Affordable?

Press Release We live in a very uncertain world, currently fraught with geopolitical tensions, social upheaval and economic ups and downs. For these reasons – and more – people around the world, and especially in the Middle East, are increasingly looking for second citizenships to protect their assets and, more importantly, ensure a secure and […]

WesternZagros gets Approval for Garmian Field Development

WesternZagros Receives Approval for Garmian Field Development Plan and Submits Kurdamir Field Development Plan WesternZagros Resources has announced the approval of the Garmian Block Field Development Plan ("FDP") from the Kurdistan Regional Government ("KRG") and the submission of the Kurdamir Block FDP. Garmian Block Field Development Plan Approval WesternZagros and its co-venturer, Gazprom Neft Middle […]

WesternZagros Updates on Kurdistan Ops

WesternZagros Resources has announced its production of light oil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq averaged approximately 5,000 barrels per day in the third quarter. As previously disclosed, operatorship of the Garmian Block was to transition from WesternZagros to Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V at the end of the exploration period for the block pursuant […]

WesternZagros Updates on Garmian, Kurdamir

WesternZagros Resources has issued an update in advance of the company's standard second quarter results which are scheduled for release on 13th August, 2015: Garmian Block Second quarter production from the Sarqala-1 well averaged 5,427 barrels of oil per day ("bbl/d). WesternZagros continues, in accordance with the KRG, to supply this production to the domestic […]

Talisman Books Loss on Kurdistan Block

By John Lee. Talisman Energy, the Canadian producer being acquired by Spain’s Repsol, has fully impaired its investment in Block K44 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq by $234 million, after determining that future investment in a capital constrained environment was unlikely. The company has an interest in two blocks, Kurdamir and Topkhana, covering in […]

Shell, FC Barcelona Extend Basra Partnership

Shell and the Foundation of Football Club Barcelona (FFCB) have signed an agreement extending the award winning extra-curricular school programme “FutbolNet”, for an additional two seasons in Basrah. The “FutbolNet” programme is based on FFCB’s methodology of using football to develop life and leadership skills, respect, tolerance, teamwork, responsibility and effort amongst children and encouraging […]

KRG Visit Bolsters Relations with Spain

The Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, conducted meetings with Spanish Foreign Ministry and Parliamentary officials and spoke at a think tank in an effort to further expand the growing relationship between the KRG and Spain. Iraq's Ambassador to Spain, Mr. Wadee al-Batti, and the KRG Representative to Spain, Mr. […]

Spain Aims to Strengthen Relations with Kurdistan

The Deputy Head of Mission of the Spanish Embassy in Iraq, Mr. Ramon Molina Llado, met Minister Falah Mustafa yesterday to seek ways of further developing the existing relationship between Spain and the Kurdistan Region. During their meeting, Mr Llado underlined the importance that his government places on its ties with Kurdistan and expressed hope […]