By Simon Kent. Finland is set to increase its training and assistance mission to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, sending an extra 50 commandos to help the Kurds counter improvised explosive devices and other ISIS tactics. The move came amid some debate in the Finnish parliament, but MPs’ concerns were assuaged by the fact that the […]
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Overview Levels of violence rose considerably in Iraq last week, making it the worst week so far this year. A spate of bombings in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk left dozens of people dead and injured. The police and military suffered the majority of attacks, but Iraqi oil workers, US soldiers and even three European civilian […]
Crisis management When it was announced that the Arab League summit would take place in Baghdad, many leaders expressed concerns for the safety of the event. Now, several months later, the tables have turned in the Middle East, and some of those leaders are facing a much more hazardous situation at home. It has been […]
Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Sunday that it has allocated $60m [72 billion Iraqi dinars] from the international licensing contracts sold this year to the development of technical skills amongst Iraqi employees working in the oil sector. At a press conference in Basra, the training director of the ministry’s technical institute, Ali Rahim Fayyad, told […]
“This will be a strategic meeting to review energy skills and training requirements in Iraq and how these can be met/supported using the GetEnergy Events and GetEnergy Bridge software system as a platform” said Phil Andrews, CEO of GetEnergy.