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Reconstruction: Reviving the Spirit of Mosul

The ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ Initiative was presented on 30 June 2018 during the 42ndsession of the World Heritage Committee. Launched by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay in February 2018, the Mosul Initiative is conceived in partnership with the Iraqi Government to integrate the human dimension in the reconstruction and recovery of the city, particularly through culture… Read More

US Lawmakers Visit Baghdad, Erbil, and Mosul

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Jeanne Shaheen, and Elizabeth Warren visited Iraq July 1-4 to meet with senior Iraqi government and security officials and to observe Iraq’s stabilization efforts following the military defeat of ISIS. Senators Graham and Shaheen spent July 1-2 discussing Iraq’s cooperation with the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS with U.S. and Iraqi… Read More

Iraq “in Talks” with Turkey, KRG over Kirkuk Exports

BAGHDAD, July 2 (Reuters) – Iraq is still in talks with Turkey and Kurdish regional authorities to resume Kirkuk oil exports through the Ceyhan port, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi told state-run newspaper al-Sabah on Monday. “The decision to restart exports depends on the results of the talks,” Luaibi was quoted by al-Sabah as saying…. Read More

Iraqi Red Crescent provides Assistance in Mosul

One year after the events of Mosul ended in July 2017, the Iraqi Red Crescent teams continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the residents inside the city or to the displaced who face some challenges to return to their homes after their homes have been damaged. After thousands of houses were destroyed, roads and bridges were damaged,… Read More

EU Supports Conflict-Affected Iraqi Families

Vulnerable farming families in post-conflict areas in Iraq’s Ninewa plains, west of Mosul, will be able to better withstand shocks thanks to a European Union-funded UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project that aims to increase household income while building, repairing and maintaining local infrastructure and creating communal and public productive assets. The €6 million project funded… Read More

Floating Oil Island for Iraq’s Expected Spurt in Exports

The South Oil Co. (SOC) [possibly should be Basrah Oil Company (BOC), as per comment below, – Editor] based in Basra, Iraq, will establish a floating oil island off the coast of al-Faw Peninsula to increase its export capacity by as many as 2 million barrels a day. The company announced the project June 14 in anticipation of a surge in… Read More

Iraqi oil minister says talks continue with Kurds on oil exports

Baghdad ( Iraq’s oil minister has said his government maintains talks with Kurdistan Region over resuming oil exports from Kirkuk fields through Turkish Cyhan port. Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi told semi-official al-Sabaah newspaper that “talks between the federal government, Kurdistan region and the Turkish side continue for resuming exports of Kirkuk’s oil through Ceyhan”. He noted… Read More

Kurdistan Parliament extends anti-terror law despite opposition of Islamic parties

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region’s parliament has extended its counter-terrorism law despite facing opposition from some of the Islamic political parties. On Sunday, the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region held a session to discuss several matters, including an extension to the current counter-terrorism law which is set to expire this summer. The Kurdistan… Read More