• Environment

    Campaign to Clean Waste Dumped in the Tigris River

    The Tigris River, one of the most important rivers in the world, faces great issues of pollution due to waste. As Iraqi cities are developing and growing its population, there is a dangerous amount of waste dumped in the Tigris River. The issue lies in the lack of awareness of…

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  • Business, Development and Industry

    Iraq, Turkey FMs Discuss Development Plans

    Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Saturday, on the sidelines of the Peace Summit in Ukraine at the Burgenstock Resort in Lucerne, Switzerland. This significant meeting focused on the importance of bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey, particularly on how…

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  • Environment

    The Baghdad Municipality Initiates a Tree Planting Campaign

    The Baghdad Municipality has launched an environmental campaign to plant numerous trees around Iraq’s capital, aiming to expand green spaces. This project prevents pollution and provides urban areas for Baghdad’s residents. Increasing green spaces creates a more pleasant environment for Iraqis, offering cleaner air and benefiting their physical and mental…

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  • Oil and Gas

    Iraq Takes Step Towards Self-Sufficiency in Fuel with New Refinery Project

    In a significant step towards energy independence, Iraq recently celebrated the inauguration of a new isomerisation unit at the Basra Refinery. This facility, supported by national efforts, flaunts a production capacity of 11,000 barrels of improved gasoline per day. The project is expected to deliver a two-pronged benefit. Firstly, it…

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  • Environment

    Iraq Facing Extreme Heat Reaching Above 50 Degrees Celsius

    Iraq has been enduring extreme heat over the past few summers, with more than 10 cities ranking among the hottest places in the world. This intense heatwave is causing significant struggles for Iraqi citizens, severely impacting their daily lives and work routines. Several factors contribute to these high temperatures, including…

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  • Travel

    Tunisia Allows Visa-Free Entry for Iraqis

    Following the 17th Session of the Joint Iraqi -Tunisian Committee in Baghdad, Tunisia announced the decision to cancel the requirement to obtain an entry visa for Iraqis.  Under the new policy, Iraqi visitors can now enjoy visa-free entry into Tunisia for stays of up to 15 days, with a minimum…

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  • Travel

    Iraqi Official Makes Visits Pilgrims in Mina Camps

    In a move that surprised many, Sheikh Hussein Ali Al-Yasseri, head of Iraq’s Awqaf and Tribes Committee, visited the now very busy camps of Mina. This sacred valley, a key stop for Hajj pilgrims, was buzzing with activity as thousands prepared for the next leg of their journey.  Al-Yasseri visted…

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  • Travel

    New Flights Connect Iraq to Iranian Caspian Coast

    Iraqis looking for a quick escape now have a new flight option! Baghdad’s international airport has started offering direct flights to Rasht, Iran, a popular tourist destination near the Caspian Sea coast. Starting from late June, Iraqi Airways will operate on this route, offering Iraqis a convenient way to explore…

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  • Religion

    Iraqis gather for Eid al-Adha prayers

      Iraq witnessed a joyous Eid al-Adha celebration as citizens came together for prayers and festivities. From busy city centers to smaller towns, mosques overflowed with worshippers marking the start of the holy holiday. Children also participated, learning how to pray. Eid al-Adha, a highlight of the Islamic calendar, transcended…

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  • Economy

    Iraq’s De-Dollarisation Efforts and Diversification

    Iraq is making a bold move to reduce its reliance on the US dollar. In a recent effort to boost its own currency, the Iraqi dinar (IQD), the government outlawed the use of USD for local transactions in May 2023. This follows the earlier decision to permit trade with China…

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