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October 31, 2018

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Planning in Baghdad and the Ministry of Planning in Kurdistan region, organized two consecutive workshops to review and discuss the alignment of plans and policies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and identify priorities.

This initiative comes at a particular juncture, as Iraq will be presenting its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) report at the High-Level"...

Minister, Iraqi representatives meet to foster economic...
November 12, 2018

AMMAN — Jordan on Sunday expressed interest in enhancing economic cooperation with Iraq through trade and investments in both countries.

During a meeting in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tareq Hammouri said that Jordan was keen to participate in the Baghdad International"...


November 12, 2018

SULAIMANI — The Grain Board of Iraq said that the country has sufficient stocks of wheat to last through the end of March.

The Board’s general manager, Naeem al-Makusi, made the announcement during a press conference on Saturday (November 10) on the sidelines of a trade meeting in Baghdad, according to Reuters.

He added that Iraq also has sufficient stocks of rice"...

November 12, 2018

SULAIMANI — Iraq is preparing to export oil from Kirkuk to Turkey via the Kurdistan Region’s pipeline after halting exports to Iran, a member of Kirkuk Provincial Council has said.

“The Iraqi government has halted Kirkuk oil exports to Iran and it now wants to export the oil to Turkey,” Ahmed Askarai, head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council's energy committee, told Voice of America on Saturday (November 10).


November 12, 2018

SULAIMANI – A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Finance arrived Sunday (November 11) in Baghdad to discuss the Region’s share of the 2019 federal budget.

A source from the ministry told NRT Digital Media that the delegation includes the Deputy Finance Minister and an adviser to the KRG Council of Ministers.

They met with"...

November 12, 2018

SULAIMANI — Crude oil prices were stable on Sunday (November 11), compared to the previous close.

The price of Brent oil was at $70.18, and US WTI crude was at $60.19.

OPEC agreed on June 22 on an increase in oil production from July after Saudi Arabia convinced Iran to cooperate by about 1 million barrels per day (bpd), or one percent of global supply.


November 12, 2018

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Customs checkpoints established on major roads between Iraqi and Kurdistan Region cities after the events of October 2017 are to be removed following an agreement between Erbil and Baghdad, officials announced Sunday.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) General Directorate of Customs and the Iraqi Customs Board reached a 27 point agreement in a meeting last week in Erbil, but only revealed the deal on Sunday, Samal Abdulrahman, head of KRG customs department, told Rudaw.