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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

US Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Iraq

The United States Donates More Than 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to Iraq U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller joined Iraqi Acting Minister of Health Hani al-Oqabi and other partners to receive the delivery of more than 500,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Iraqi Ministry of Health as part of the ongoing partnership of… Read More

Iraq, the US, and the “New” Middle East

By Anthony H. Cordesman, for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq, the United States, and the “New” Middle East The U.S. “long war” in Afghanistan may be ending, although it is far from… Read More

US contributes $53.3m to UNHCR Ops in Iraq

UNHCR welcomes the generous contribution of USD 53.3 million by the Government of the United States of America (USA) towards UNHCR’s protection and assistance programmes to support vulnerable displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in Iraq. This contribution brings the total USA contribution to UNHCR Iraq in 2021 to USD 88 million. Thus far, the… Read More

Iraq “still needs US help to defeat IS”

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq still needs US help to defeat Islamic State, foreign minister says Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein made the remarks ahead of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to Washington on Monday…. Read More

Kadhimi “wants US Firm to replace Exxon” at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has told the press in Washington DC that he wants another American company to replace ExxonMobil when it exits the West Qurna 1 oilfield. Meanwhile, S&P Global Platts reports that Exxon filed an arbitration case against the state-owned Basra Oil… Read More

UK’s Proserv Wins Contract at Majnoon Oilfield

By John Lee. UK-based global controls technology company Proserv Controls has secured a significant contract to manufacture and deliver 22 wellhead control panels (WHCP) to the Basra Oil Company (BOC) for use on the Majnoon Oil Field in southern Iraq. The deal has been arranged through KBR, the Houston based engineering, procurement and construction management… Read More

US and Iraq Agree to end US Combat Mission in Iraq

By John Lee. US President Joe Biden and Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have agreed to end the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year. After more than 18 years in the country, the role of US forces will change to one of training and advising the Iraqi military. There are… Read More