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Can Iraq play the role of a Bridge in the Gulf?

By Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq play the role of a bridge in the Gulf? There has been a gradual thaw in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iraq since… Read More

Iraqi PM orders Cancellation of Overdue Projects

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited the head office of the National Investment Commission (NIC) on Wednesday and was briefed on the progress and obstacles facing investment in Iraq. According to a statement following the visit, the PM directed the cancellation of all licenses for investment projects whose completion rate is between 0… Read More

PM Opens New GE-Enka Power Station in Muthanna

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has officially opened a new power station in Muthanna Governorate. The plant was built by the American company GE, and Turkey’s Enka. According to @HarryIstepanian, the plant is in Samawa, and uses four GE “Frame-9E” turbines to provide 500MW of power. (Source: Office of the Prime Minister, @HarryIstepanian)

PM lays Foundation Stone for next phase of Grand Faw Port

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has laid the foundation stone for the next phase of the giant Grand Faw Port project. This phase consists of: The construction of five berths for container ships; Creating the container storage and handling yard, and digging the inland shipping channel; Building the external navigation channel; Building a… Read More

Dhi Qar Protests: PM Replaces Governor

By John Lee. Iraq’s Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Prime Minister addressed the developments in Dhi Qar province, and confirmed that, following consultations with key stakeholders, a new governor has been appointed to run the province and his name will be announced shortly. He… Read More

UAE announces $3bn Investment in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a $3-billion investment in Iraq, with the aims of strengthening economic and investment relations, creating new opportunities for cooperation and partnership and advancing developmental growth to support the Iraqi people. The initiative was announced following Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s official visit to the UAE… Read More

Iraqi PM makes first visit to Saudi Arabia

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi prime minister makes first visit to Saudi Arabia Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi made his first visit to Saudi Arabia in an effort to enhance ties between the two countries…. Read More

$3bn Saudi Fund for Investment in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited Riyadh on Wednesday on his first official visit to Saudi Arabia. A session of talks was held between the Prime Minister and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, which dealt with cooperation between the two countries. The two sides agreed on… Read More

Iraq to Buy More Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet approved the purchase of an “additional quantity” of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus), but did not specify the amount. As a result of the steady increase in the number of… Read More

Iraq aims for “Prosperous Economic Zone” with Jordan, Egypt

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has spoken of creating a “New Mashreq“, to harness the broad common interests between Iraq, Jordan and Egypt in order to create a prosperous economic zone that will benefit all countries in the region and in which Iraq would play a major role. Addressing staff at the headquarters… Read More