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October 20, 2019

SULAIMANI — Farmers are showcasing their local produce at the annual Halabja Agriculture Festival, popularly known as “Halabja Autumn,” which started on Saturday (October 19).

General Director of Agriculture in Halabja Star Mahmud told NRT Digital Media that the festival would last for three days.

The hope is that they can expand the event beyond the autumn"...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (October 20)
October 21, 2019

SULAIMANI — The US dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was up on the Kurdistan Region’s currency markets on Sunday (October 20).

Broker Rawaz Jaza told NRT Digital Media that $100 was at 120,450 Iraqi dinars, maintaining the same rate as the previous day.



October 21, 2019

SULAIMANI — Crude oil prices were stable on Sunday (October 20) compared with the previous day.

The price of Brent crude was stable at $59.42 and US WTI crude was $53.87.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Russia-led allies agreed on December 7 to slash oil production by more than the market had expected.


October 21, 2019

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian (pictured) has said the export of electricity to neighboring countries has reached a record high in the past year.

Addressing a Sunday session of Tehran’s City Council, Ardakanian said management of the situation over the past two water years has helped the country break the record in three sectors of the power industry.

The minister"...

October 21, 2019

Validation, the EITI’s quality assurance process, found that Iraq’s performance in implementing EITI Requirements has improved markedly since the country’s first Validation in 2017. Iraq’s suspension as a result of poor results in its first Validation has now been lifted, a development that reflects a substantial rate of progress over the last two years.

“Iraq’s implementation of the EITI Standard is now disclosing"...

October 21, 2019

The Volvo Group has set up a new business area, Volvo Autonomous Solutions, which will accelerate the development, commercialisation and sales of autonomous transport solutions.

This will enable the group to meet a growing demand and offer the best possible solutions to customers in such segments as mining, ports and transport between logistics centres, as a complement to today’s products and services, said a statement from the company.

With global developments that are characterised by higher"...

October 21, 2019

Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have stressed the importance of the ‘Golden Hour,’ as part of an awareness campaign to help people recognise the symptoms of stroke and act quickly.

When a patient has an ischemic stroke, that is, when a clot blocks blood flow in the brain, they lose an average 1.9 million brain cells each minute that it goes untreated."...