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September 17, 2019

Dutch company Royal Boskalis Westminster has signed a ‘memorandum of principles’ to construct an industrial island for the Basra Oil Company (BOC) in Iraq’s territorial waters in the Gulf.

Iraqi oil minister Thamir Ghadhban said the project will add export capacity of 3 million barrels per day (bpd).

The Dutch Ambassador to Baghdad, Eric Strating, said his"...

Iraq signs deal for electricity from Gulf States
September 17, 2019

Iraq has signed a landmark deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a power line to import 500 megawatts of electricity by 2020, local reports said on Sunday.

According to the Iraqi Electricity Ministry, the 300-kilometre line will run from Kuwait to Iraq’s southern port of Faw and be financed by the GCC.



September 17, 2019

ERBIL — A member of the Iraqi parliament said on Monday that the country’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has rejected a resignation handed in by the country’s health minister.

Alaa al-Alwan announced his official resignation on Sunday after alleged political pressure and defamatory attempts against him.

“Sadly, we are still exposed to a wide spectrum"...

September 17, 2019

ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Monday a delegation of lawmakers from Lebanon for talks on relations between Erbil and Beirut.

During the meeting, they shed light on the commercial ties between the Erbil and Beirut.

'I’m pleased to have received Lebanese parliamentary delegation led by @TeymourJoumblat — We discussed ways to"...

September 17, 2019

SULAIMANI — Lawmakers are set to consider changes to the Kurdistan Parliament’s by-laws and committee structure.

Changes are being sought by the governing parties to sixteen of the 126 articles that make up the rules and procedures for legislative action, according to a Parliamentary source who spoke to NRT Digital Media on Sunday (September 15).

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September 17, 2019

SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior explained on Monday (September 16) a directive they made to disburse 750 million IQD for a film festival in Duhok.

In the statement, the ministry said that “governorates make requests through the Ministry of Interior to other ministries. During the [previous] cabinet, the Duhok governorate asked for consent from the Ministry of Finance and the Minister of Finance"...

September 17, 2019

SULAIMANI — New Governor of Erbil Firsat Sofi took his oath of office in front of Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani during a ceremony on Monday (September 16).

President Barzani congratulated Sofi on his new position and wished him success during his tenure.

Barzani also thanked former governor Nawzad Hadi for all he had accomplished during his fifteen years"...