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UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and… Read More

Ministerial Energy Council urges Progress on Refineries

By John Lee. At the most recent meeting of Iraq’s Ministerial Energy Council, headed by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, the Council decided that the South Refineries Company (SRC) should “take the necessary steps” to develop the Shuaiba refinery in Basra Governorate. It also urged the acceleration of work on the 140,000-bpd Karbala oil refinery,… Read More

Baghdad hosts Conference on Recovery of Looted Funds

By John Lee. An international conference on the recovery of looted funds has just concluded in Baghdad. The conference was organised by Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, and was attended by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi; the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit; ministers, judges and other officials. Praising the efforts of anti-corruption bodies, the… Read More

Expanding Basic Services to Poor Neighbourhoods in Basra

The European Union supports UN-Habitat to expand basic services to poor neighbourhoods in Basra City The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of access to safe potable water, sanitation, waste management, and hygienic conditions to prevent and protect human health during disease outbreaks. Nearly 1.8 billion people world-wide live in inadequate housing, in overcrowded… Read More

Iran to open Trade Center in Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Iran is reportedly planning to open a trade and exhibition centre in Sulaymaniyah (Slemani). Tehran Times quotes an official at Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) as saying that the new centre will facilitate the entry of Iranian companies into the Iraqi market. It will be set up in collaboration with the Iran… Read More

Seismic Survey begins at Sasan-Talafar

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced the start of seismic survey work at the Sasan-Talafar exploration project in Nineveh. The Director General of the Iraq Oil Exploration Company said that the eighth seismic division has started two- and three-dimensional geological survey work at the site, “within the framework of the oil exploration… Read More

Atrush Exceeds 50m Barrels Production

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announce that the Atrush block in Iraqi Kurdistan has surpassed the cumulative oil production milestone of 50 million barrels since its first oil in July 2017. Dr. Adel Chaouch, President and Chief Executive Officer of ShaMaran, commented: “This significant operational achievement is noteworthy as the production milestone has been… Read More

KRG “Bans Tomato Imports from rest of Iraq”

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan’s unemployed youth blame the government The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has banned imports of tomatoes from Iraq, following protest from farmers because of the low price of their fruit. Click here to read… Read More

Agreement to Support Women in Qadisiyah

UNFPA and Qadisiyah Governorate signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday to scale up the support to girls and women in the governorate. The agreement signed by Dr Rita Columbia, UNFPA Representative, and Mr Zuhair Ali Al-Shaalan, the Governor of Qadisiyah will ensure that women and girls have access to protection and proper services to respond… Read More

Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty

By Hamdi Malik, 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. Sistani vs. the Militias: The Future of Iraqi Sovereignty The international community needs to pay more attention to developments in Najaf, where Sistani-backed groups are… Read More