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HKN Energy creates 450 Jobs in Kurdistan Region

By John Lee. The US Consul General in Erbil has praised the Dallas-based HKN Energy for directly creating 450 jobs in the Kurdistan Region. Robert Palladino made the comments during a visit to the company's facility in Chamanke. Click here to read the full article. (Source: Kurdistan 24)

Iraq OKs talks with Chevron on Oil Exploration

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministerial Energy Council approved discussions with US-based Chevron on the development of four exploration blocks in Dhi Qar. The statement from Iraq's Ministry of Oil gave no further details, but the project had previously been discussed during Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's visit to the United States in August. Chevron currently has […]

Textron awarded $15m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. US-based Textron Aviation Defense has been awarded a $15,669,011 firm-fixed-price contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract line item numbers for support and sustainment of the Iraq Peace Dragon program. This contract provides for field service representatives, program management, core/field engineering, and repair-and-return. Work will be performed in Wichita, Kansas; and Martyr Mohammed […]

Improved Basic Services in Western Anbar

Western Anbar communities see improved basic services with the completion of USAID-funded projects The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the reopening of five facilities in western Anbar to provide essential services to more than 210,000 residents.¬†UNDP rehabilitated these facilities with funding from […]

Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground

By Dennis Ross, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground At great personal risk, Iraqi civil society leaders gathered to demand entry into the Abraham Accords, and […]

Video: A Conversation with Iraqi President Barham Salih

By John Lee. President Barham Salih discussed Iraq's role in regional conflicts and its relationship with the United States, in an hour-long interview with Frances Fragos Townsend, for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Click here to see the full interview. (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)

Oshkosh to supply Trucks to Iraq

By John Lee. Oshkosh Defense LLC has been awarded a $16,708,584 firm-fixed-price contract for M1120A4 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTTs), M977A4 HEMTTs, M978A4 HEMTTs, and M1070A1 Heavy Equipment Transporters. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2022. […]

Iraqi President Meets US President Biden

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met on Tuesday with the President Barham Saleh of Iraq on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. Together they discussed strengthening the bilateral relationship and deepening cooperation on regional diplomatic initiatives. President Biden stressed the U.S. commitment to Iraq's long-term stability and the leaders reaffirmed […]

Khor Mor gets $250m Financing from DFC

Pearl Petroleum, the consortium led by Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum of the UAE, has signed a $250 million financing agreement with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to support the gas expansion works currently under way at the Khor Mor gas plant in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). DFC is the development […]

Iraq may Buy Drones from Turkey

By John Lee. Iraq is said to be interested in buying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), attack helicopters and military hardware from Turkey. Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun is quoted as saying that Iraq has already reached agreement with Turkey to purchase Bayraktar TB2 drones, made by Turkey's Baykar Defence. According to Breaking Defense, any decision […]

We risk replaying the Kabul calamity in Iraq

From The Times. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. We risk replaying the Kabul calamity in Iraq Max Hastings argues that, unless Biden is prepared to keep American boots in the sand, Iran will sweep into the Middle East's power vacuum. Read […]

US Consul General visits Universities in Erbil

By John Lee. The US Consul General in Erbil, Robert Palladino, has recently visited higher educational facilities in the city. At Erbil Polytechnic University he met with President Dr. Kawa Sherwani and senior administrators. They discussed U.S. exchange programs, the university's progress, and areas of possible cooperation. CG Palladino also participated in a roundtable discussion […]