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Oil Trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals

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. Oil trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals At the Halifax Security Forum, an annual event attended by high-powered government officials, business titans and assorted other movers and shakers […]

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq: Minister Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said his ministry plans to connect the country’s national grid to Syria through Iraq as Tehran and Damascus signed a preliminary agreement in this regard. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

UNHCR Expanding Response in Northern Iraq

By John Lee. UNHCR expanding response in northern Iraq amid continuing Syrian refugee influx More than 12,000 Syrian refugees have sought shelter in neighbouring Iraq since the latest influx began a fortnight ago, according to teams from UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. The refugee population at recently opened Bardarash camp has exceeded 11,000 people and […]

Iraq opens 2nd Camp for Syrian Kurd Refugees

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The United Nations opens a new section of a camp for the displaced in Iraqi Kurdistan to host refugees fleeing Turkish troops in northeast Syria. The offensive has killed dozens of civilians, mainly on […]

Iraq-Syria Highway an Opportunity for Tehran

By Caroline Rose, for the Atlantic Council. A highway linking Iraq and Syria becomes an opportunity for Tehran The Assad regime has found a cooperative partner in the Iraqi government, opening the al-Boukamal-al-Qaim highway. The crossing empowers the Assad regime’s politico-economic recovery and enables Iranian influence through Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Iraq and […]

Medair begins Emergency Healthcare for Refugees in Iraq

Over 10,000 refugees from North East Syria have fled across the border into Iraq following ongoing military operations. Medair in Iraq has deployed a mobile medical team to Dohuk Governorate and begun delivering emergency health services to the refugees crossing into Iraq, 75% of whom the UNHCR estimates are women and children. In coordination with […]

MSF providing Care in Iraq to Syrian Refugees

By John Lee. Doctors Without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has issued a statement on the situation along the Iraq-Syria border: As people continue to flee conflict in northeast Syria for Iraq, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched medical activities at one site receiving refugees in Iraq along the border with Syria and has assessed […]

Syrian Kurds Flee to Iraq

On Saturday night (12/10) almost 200 Syrian Kurds started crossing the border into Iraq’s Kurdistan Region (KRI) to escape bombardments in North Eastern Syria. The families crossed unofficial entry points into KRI, through the villages of Masaka and Sahela. A day after their entry into Iraq, 182 Syrians were brought by local security forces to […]

Iraq reopens Syria Crossing

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly reopened the Al-Qaim border-crossing with Syria on Monday, following a closure of eight years. Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Khaled al-Rahmoun, is quoted as saying that the opening signified “the victory of the Iraqi and Syrian people over all terrorist groups, especially Daesh.” According to Reuters, the crossing is crucial for […]

Iran, Iraq, Syria to Create Transport Corridor

High-ranking officials from Iran, Syria, and Iraq have agreed to create “a multimodal transport corridor” a part of efforts to boost trade relations between the three Muslim nations. “The three friendly and brotherly countries of Iran, Iraq, and Syria have good and growing business relations,” Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Shahram Adamnejad […]

Amnesty challenges Coalition Casualty Claims

By John Lee. Amnesty International has challenged a statement from the US-led Coalition in which it acknowledges at least 1,302 unintended civilian deaths during Operation Inherent Resolve. The organisation’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Donatella Rovera, said: “While all admissions of responsibility by the US-led Coalition for civilian casualties are welcome, the Coalition remains deeply in […]

Will Trump Abort Iran’s Land-Bridge to the Med?

By Joe Macaron for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will the Trump administration abort Iran’s land bridge to the Mediterranean? As the showdown between Washington and Tehran escalates elsewhere in the Gulf, Iran is giving high priority to an […]