Iraq’s population hits highest level yet: planning ministry

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The population of Iraq has hit its highest figure so far at over 41 million, according to a statement released by the Iraqi planning ministry on Monday based on figures from the end of 2021. Announcing its annual projections of the size of the population in December, including in the Kurdistan Region, the Iraqi Ministry of Planning estimated the tot

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Iraq Approves Framework Agreement to Install Basra-Aqaba Oil Pipeline

The Iraqi cabinet approved the framework agreement for the project to install a pipeline to transfer Iraqi crude oil from Basra to Jordan’s Aqaba port on the Red Sea. Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh said his Iraqi counterpart Ihsan Abdul Jabbar informed him of the cabinet’s decision in a phone call and commissioned him to complete the proc

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Iraqi Airways’ first Airbus A220-300 landed in Baghdad on 9 January amid government optimism that the airline will soon be able to resume commercial flights to Europe.

The aircraft arrived at Baghdad International airport from Manchester airport in the UK, on a two-legged delivery journey that began at the airframer’s Canadian facility at Mirabel. “The receipt of this newly-made aircraft coincides with a time when Iraqi Airways is very close to resolving the lifting of the European ban on it, which gives it enough space to enter strongly i

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Dana, Crescent Petroleum announce record Iraq gas production

Dana Gas, the leading publicly-listed regional natural gas company in the Middle East, and its partner, Crescent Petroleum, the oldest private oil and gas company in the region, have reported record sales and gas production from its operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), which surged to hit 452 million cu ft of gas per day (MMscf/d) at the end of 2021. The product

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