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  • oldskiier's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 PM
    Since Warka sold all of our shares.... and put the funds in our accounts.... are we now able to transfer it out ...???
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  • Will-it-happen?'s Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    Back again .........
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  • Will-it-happen?'s Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    Www.warka-bank.com down Although online logon still works
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  • Brazileiro's Avatar
    Today, 11:40 AM
    More lies from BIQ. Doesn't qualify as a rumor
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  • crazyfrank's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    ok BatMan the above statement is what began this thread on 10/26/2017, then we saw a bunch of this a few times......... and now you have this tidbit to offer this week........ We all would love to see this happen, today, tomorrow or yesterday. But to post weekly and monthly guess's like this degrades your credibility, but if it actually might happen, you, sir or madam, will indeed be receiving the "I told you so" gold plated dinar award on that day. I was told this by a friend of mine, believe it or not, and it will happen "soonish". ( sorry James )
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  • bultn's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    Is that the same friend who said that something should happen in April?
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    By John Lee. Sharjah-based Ducorr has reportedly completed the design and deployment of a cathodic protection system for Shell’s Majnoon oil field. Construction Week Online quotes company sources as saying that the flowlines were buried in very corrosive soil, hence the need for protection. (Source: Construction Week Online) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Today, 08:56 AM
    By John Lee. Iraq’s*Heavy Engineering Equipment State Company (HEESCO) has signed deals with three international companies in the oil, petrochemical and the marine industries: UK-based Weir Engineering Services; Czech-based KPS; Egyptian-based Petrojet. The company, established in 1963, has technological capabilities in the design, manufacturing and installation of the engineering equipment, such as the tanks, boilers, heat exchangers, pressure tanks, refining towers, bridge pillars, river boats and engineering inspection. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (pictured) said that the Ministry aims to increase cooperation with international companies. (Source: Ministry of Oil) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    By John Lee. Kuwait Energy has reportedly hired an investment bank to advise it on options that could include selling all or part of its Block 9 field in southern Iraq. Reuters says that Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) will assist in creating liquidity and a cash buffer to repay debt. Discussions on a possible merger with UK-listed SOCO International broke down earlier this year. (Source: Reuters) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Today, 08:56 AM
    By Ali Mamouri for*Al-Monitor.*Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The*Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance formed by Muqtada al-Sadr and the Iraqi Communist Party is ahead in the preliminary results of the Iraqi elections. More than 90% of the votes in all of Iraq’s provinces have been counted so far, with the exception of Dahuk and Kirkuk, where counting was postponed. Sairoon*has so far secured 54*out of a total of 329 parliamentary seats,*while the Al-Fatah Alliance, formed by the Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Units, has won 44 seats, followed by 39 seats for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Al-Nasr Alliance. The State of Law Coalition led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik has secured 25 seats, and the Al-Wataniya Alliance of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has obtained 22 seats. The results have raised the chances that the*Sairoon Alliance will*form the largest bloc in the next parliament, which will be tasked with appointing the prime minister and forming the next government. Sairoon leaders rushed to express their desire to put together the largest bloc and voiced their opinions on the next government’s shape and inclination. “The door is open” for Sairoon to work with any of the rival blocs, said Dhia al-Asadi, head of the political bureau of the Sadrist Movement, on May 14 after the announcement of the preliminary results of the elections. “Sairoon has the right to claim the post of prime minister,” he said. On May 16, Sadr, the head of the Sadrist Movement,*confirmed his wish to form a government of technocrats*free of partisanship and sectarianism. In a May 14 tweet, Sadr hinted at*the alliances and broad nature*he hopes will*characterize*the new government. Using a play on words derived from the meaning of various political entities’ names, he wrote:*“We are Sairoon (On the Move) with Hikma (Wisdom) and Al-Wataniya*(Patriotism) to make the people’s Iradah (Will) our demand,*to build Jilan Jadidan (a New Generation), to witness Taghir (Change/Gorran) toward reform*and for the Al-Qarar (Decision) to be Iraqi,”*continuing the puns with, “So we raise the Bayariq (Banners) of Al-Nasr (Victory), and to make Baghdad, the capital, our Hawiyatuna (Baghdad is Our Identity) and our Hirakuna (Democratic Movement)*move toward*the formation of a paternal government from among technocratic Kawadur (Cadres) free of partisanship.” Sadr used parenthesis*in his tweet to denote various Iraqi political entities, including Abadi’s Al-Nasr, Ammar al-Hakim’s Hikma and Allawi’s Al-Wataniya alliances, and others*— excluding the Iranian-supported militia*Al-Fatah Alliance and Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law Coalition. If Sadr can achieve an alliance that includes the aforementioned forces, he would form the largest bloc and isolate his rivals, the Al-Fatah Alliance and the State of Law Coalition. Arab powers opposing Iran, led by Saudi Arabia, welcomed Sadr’s victory*and expressed hope that it will undermine Iran’s influence in Iraq.*Thamer al-Sabhan, the minister of state for Arabian Gulf affairs at the Foreign Ministry*and a former Saudi ambassador to Iraq,*commented on Sadr’s tweet*and retweeted, “You are really Sairoon (on the move) with Hikma (wisdom), Wataniya (patriotism) and Tadhamon (solidarity). You have taken Al-Qarar (decision), toward*Taghyir (change) to have Iraq raise the Bayariq (banners) of Al-Nasr (victory), to independence, Arabism and identity. I congratulate Iraq for having you.” Some Sunni Arab forces, including the Al-Qarar Alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar, also welcomed*Sairoon’s victory. Khanjar even voiced his desire to ally with it. Abadi congratulated Sadr on his victory, which could imply*a desire to ally with him. But this does not prevent Sadr’s rivals from seeking to sideline Sairoon by forming a larger bloc in a rival*axis. State of Law Coalition spokesman*Abbas al-Musawi*expressed*skepticism May 16 that some electoral lists (in reference to Sairoon) will be able to form a*government, stressing that “historic leaders” will be the key drivers in this matter. State of Law Coalition parliament member Mohamed Sahyoud said May 15 that efforts are near completion to form an alliance between the State of Law, Al-Fatah and Al-Nasr coalitions, which would secure more than 100 seats*and account for the largest bloc in parliament. If this occurs and the bloc gets support from some Kurdish and Sunni forces loyal to Iran, the next government could be formed by the axis opposing Sadr. Al-Monitor learned from sources who asked not to be named within the State of Law, Al-Fatah and Al-Nasr coalitions that the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, who has been in the Green Zone in Baghdad since May 14, is leading efforts to strike an alliance deal between the State of Law Coalition’s Maliki and*Al-Fatah Coalition leader Hadi al-Amiri, and then to encourage*Al-Nasr’s Abadi and*Al-Hikma’s Hakim to join this alliance. If Soleimani*succeeds, this could prevent Sadr from forming the largest bloc. Soleimani was said to have proposed that these*alliances refrain from nominating any of their leaders. Other names are being put forward as a consensus*prime minister, including Muhammad Shayya al-Sudani, who is one of the Dawa Party leaders and the minister of labor and social affairs in Abadi’s government. An earlier report by Al-Monitor indicated that negotiations by Soleimani in Erbil led to an agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party*not to support Abadi as prime minister. Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG),*revealed upcoming plans for a visit by a KRG delegation to Baghdad to participate in talks aimed at forming the next government. Hisham al-Rekabi, who heads Maliki’s media office, said May 16 that all discussions to form the largest bloc “will be completed within the next 48 hours.” Dawa Party leader and parliament member Kamel al-Zaidi spoke of*“semifinal” understandings between the State of Law and Al-Fatah coalitions, in addition to current attempts to include other blocs in this larger bloc. Zaidi added, “There are ongoing contacts with the National Union Front and Barham Salih’s party, as well as with Sunni political authorities to form an alliance that guarantees a national political majority.” On May 15, US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert answered a question about Soleimani’s interference in the ongoing consultations to form the Iraqi government. “That is certainly always a concern of ours, but we have a great deal of trust and faith in the Iraqi people*and whoever ends up governing, whatever the structure is, the governing of that country going forward,” she said. Iran appears to be in a hurry to strike a deal between its loyalists for fear of Sadr’s success in dominating the next government, which would curb its influence in Iraq. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • BatmaninIraq's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    my friend says JULY 2018 it's up to you if you believe it or not... 1iqd to 1 usd
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
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  • PennStateMtnMan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    Once again, this thread proves that when somebody claims to know something, just ignore them.
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    Iraq Duty Free has responded to allegations regarding the renewal of its contract to run the duty free concessions at Baghdad and Basra airports in Iraq. According to the statement from its CEO, Ahmed Kamal, the owner of company has not been convicted of “any crime of punishment that deprives the freedom in Iraq.” His response is carried in full below: Iraq Duty Free strongly refutes all such allegations regarding the contract renewal which have been aired on Al Ahad channel. The contract between Iraq Duty Free and Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority has passed through a number of legal and regulatory authorities before concluding it. It was approved by Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority and then further endorsed by Ministery of Transportation. So all allegations by Al Ahad channel regarding the contract renewal are baseless and these allegations are aimed to tarnish our reputation and business goodwill. What was published about us in Al Ahad Channel is flagrantly untrue, and we have requested the channel to show evidence and documents of what it has stated; or else the right of reply is assured for us by law. As for what your website has reported about the Al Ahad Channel and what was published about our company, we would like to indicate to you and all observers that businesses in Iraq have been encountering many challenges and every day false accusations are being published here and there and the last of which is what was aired about us in Al Ahad Channel which is baseless and defamatory act targeted on a business which has employed hundreds, if not thousands, of Iraqis and is one of the major employers in Iraq. We not only bring a pleasant shopping experience to Iraq but also we bring world best brands for Iraqi travelers. As a responsible corporate citizen, Iraq Duty Free is regularly contributing its resources for the welfare of Iraqi people. We inform you that our company has a contract of leasing Iraqi duty free shops, which was entered into with relevant parties under the supervision of the Ministry of Transportation, and our company has not lagged behind in implementing the provisions prescribed in the contract, as it is an investment contract and cost us millions of dollars in order to develop and modernize the free duty shops, showrooms and some works related to Baghdad International Airport in terms of modernization, reconstruction and development, and there is no legal impediment to prevent renewing the contract even before its expiry; rather both contracted parties are entitled by law to do that with mutual consent. Regarding what is said on website about the owner of company, we would like to tell you that the owner of company is an Iraqi National and not convicted of any crime of punishment that deprives the freedom in Iraq; furthermore, there is no text or law that prevents him from contracting inside Iraq, requesting your esteemed website kindly to investigate the facts before publication, as the bad information could commercially affect the company’s reputation, especially that our company is of the leading companies in Iraq. We would request Iraq Business News to not pick the defamatory news spread by Al Ahad channel. If Al Ahad Channel has any evidence or legal documents that confirm what is published about us, we request them to announce it before slandering it on media. (Picture: Duty free, from asiandelight/Shutterstock) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) has successfully secured a contract with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) of Japan to build two vessels; Pilot Station Vessel and Buoy Tender Vessel, for General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI). TTC and GCPI signed the Prime Contract on 27th April 2018 in Dubai. Subsequent to the signing of the Prime Contract, TTC signed the Sub Contract Agreement with CDPLC as TTC’s preferred Shipyard for the construction of these vessels on 2nd May 2018 in Japan. TTC is a trading and investing company which is also a group company of TOYOTA. By recognizing the potential of CDPLC, TTC decided to collaborate with CDPLC for this project to compete and submit bid proposals in response to a tender floated by GCPI in July 2017. After the selection of the Bid proposal submitted by TTC in collaboration with CDPLC, there were contract negotiation meetings in Basrah, Iraq and in Colombo, Sri Lanka. These negotiations and discussions were able to strengthen the relationship between the parties to enter in to a successful contract. Both the Pilot Station Vessel and the Buoy Tender Vessel will be constructed using modern technology and will be in accordance with latest rules and regulations of the maritime industry. Both vessels will be classed to Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The Pilot Station Vessel is a catamaran type vessel which will be used to transport of pilots and provisions, to provide pilots with accommodation services and to provide station and necessary support for pilot boats. This is a 50m length vessel with a breadth of 18m and a depth of 6.1m. The vessel is driven by two powerful diesel engine and shall develop a speed of 14 knots. The vessel shall be fully air-conditioned and shall provide accommodation for 47 persons. The Buoy Tender Vessel is designed to be used to retrieve and launch marine navigation buoys, to provide repair and maintenance to marine navigation buoy, to transport marine navigation buoys and/or spare parts and to transport general cargo. This is a 60m length vessel with a breadth of 12m breadth and a depth of 4.6m. The vessel is driven by twin diesel engines and is capable of achieving a speed of 12 knots. The vessel also shall be equipped with a Crane with a lifting capacity of 22 tons. This vessel too provides fully air conditioned living quarters for its complement of 29 persons. The two vessels are to be delivered in Iraq in April 2020. (Source: Colombo Dockyard) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The vote dealt a blow to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose Nasr alliance is trailing in third place. But with no group winning a majority, he could still be a major player. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford examines Abadi’s time in office: Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
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    05-20-2018, 05:12 AM
    By John Lee. Five suspected members of an organized crime ring that was smuggling stolen cars into Iraq have reportedly been arrested in Turkey. Police detained three members of the gang, one of them a Greek national, at a customs office in Istanbul after they cleared a luxury Jaguar through customs. They later detained a Turkish national and the Iraqi leader of the group in a raid on a villa, also confiscating Mercedes SUV and $55,000 in cash. According to Hurriyet Daily News, the two cars will be returned to their owners in Germany. It adds that the leader of the is understood to be a prominent figure in Iraq’s automobile market, owning many auto galleries in the country. (Source: Hurriyet Daily News) (Picture: Smuggling, from dizain/Shutterstock) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    05-20-2018, 03:00 AM
    The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has welcomed a contribution of AUD 11 million (USD 8.6 million) from the Government of Australia dedicated to explosive hazard management in support of humanitarian and stabilization efforts. Approximately 2.1 million civilians are still displaced due to the recent conflict and unsafe conditions to allow their return. A nation-wide intentions survey was carried out by REACH in partnership with the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster in internally displaced person (IDP) camps between 12 December 2017 and 14 January 2018 highlighted that 52% of people interviewed were not planning to return home. Of the 52% that will not return, 21% stated this was due to the possible presence of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnance. In effect, 1 in 10 IDPs in the camps surveyed who are not leaving the camp are not returning home because of the fear of explosive hazard contamination in or nearby their homes. The Government of Iraq maintains explosive hazard management capacities within a number of government entities and established mine action authorities, though the demand for assistance far exceeds the resources available. With the three-year contribution from Australia, UNMAS will conduct survey and clearance of liberated areas suspected to be affected by explosive hazards. This is in direct support of the Government priorities as outlined in the Directorate for Mine Action (DMA) “National Strategic and Executive Plan for Mine Action for 2017-2021” which highlights DMA’s aim to be able to survey, mark and render safe 50% of known explosive hazard contamination by 2021. Simultaneously, in collaboration with DMA, risk education will be provided to those living in and returning to liberated areas, directly mitigating the threat posed by explosive hazards and IEDs. The efforts will specifically target affected communities known or suspected to have an explosive hazard or IED threat. The Australian Ambassador to Iraq, Dr. Joanne Loundes (pictured) said: “Australia is proud to partner with UNMAS and provide AUD11 million over three years towards critical demining activities in Iraq. Even though Iraqi territory has been liberated from ISIL, explosives remain hidden in homes, schools, hospitals and roads in former ISIL controlled areas. Unless these areas are cleared, people cannot return home, stabilisation and reconstruction efforts will stall and the human toll from this devastating conflict will continue.” Pehr Lodhammar, UNMAS Senior Programme Manager, added: “Through this generous contribution, the Government of Australia will further enable UNMAS to respond to explosive hazards through survey and clearance and in turn enable safe and dignified returns.” (Source: UN) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • treasurehunter9's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 02:45 AM
    Thanks for the help
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  • BatmaninIraq's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 12:03 AM
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ar&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fbaghdadtoday.news%2Far%2Fnews%2F45214/-
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    05-19-2018, 05:40 PM
    GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments across the country. Please click here to download the latest report free of charge. For more information on how GardaWorld’s services can support your business in Iraq, please contact Daniel Matthews, Senior Director Iraq, at daniel.matthews@garda.com Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    05-19-2018, 11:14 AM
    By John Lee. The alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada al-Sadr has won the parliamentary election. But according to BBC News, Sadr cannot become prime minister as he did not stand as a candidate. He is, however, expected to play a key role in forming the new government. Sadr is strongly opposed to Iranian and US involvement in the country. The party of outgoing PM Haider al-Abadi was pushed into third place, behind a pro-Iranian alliance led by Hadi al-Amiri. More here and here. (Source: BBC, Reuters) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    05-19-2018, 11:14 AM
    DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has completed the private placement of USD 400 million of new, five-year senior unsecured bonds to be issued at 100 percent of par with a coupon rate of 8.75 percent. The bond placement received strong investor demand across international markets and was oversubscribed. The bond issue is expected to be settled on or about 31 May 2018, subject to customary conditions precedent. An application will be made for the bonds to be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. In connection with the bond placement, the Company has agreed to roll over USD 200 million in nominal value of DNO01 bonds (ISIN: NO0010740392) at 103.25 percent of par plus accrued interest into the new bond. The rolled over bonds will be canceled and USD 200 million of outstanding DNO01 bonds will remain. Net proceeds from the new bonds will be used towards refinancing the outstanding DNO01 bonds and for general corporate purposes. Pareto Securities AS acted as lead manager and bookrunner with Danske Bank and SpareBank 1 Markets AS as co-managers and bookrunners. (Source: DNO) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 02:54 AM
    By John Lee. Medserv, the Malta-based oil and gas logistics support and services group, has said that its Iraqi business remained weak through Q1 2018. But in its Interim Report, the company said the forward order position in Iraq is much healthier for the second quarter of 2018 and those levels are expected to be maintained. It added: “The medium-term forecast on Iraq remains positive with the number of land rigs mobilized to oil fields showing a healthy increase over 2017. This flows through as more demand for the METS Iraq’s services.” (Source: Medserv) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    05-19-2018, 02:54 AM
    Translations of Assyrian writings found by archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have yielded a secret lost to history: The place where the clay tablets were found – Bassetki, in Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq – appears to be the ancient royal city of Mardaman. This important northern Mesopotamian city is cited in ancient sources, but researchers did not know where it lay. It existed between 2,200 and 1,200 years BC, was at times a kingdom or a provincial capital and was conquered and destroyed several times. Archaeologists from Tübingen’s Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies excavated the archive of 92 clay tablets in summer 2017. Headed by Professor Peter Pfälzner, the team is working at the Bronze Age site with Dr. Hasan Qasim of the Duhok Antiquities Department. The clay tablets date to the Middle Assyrian Empire, about 1,250 BC. The small, partly crumbling tablets have now been read painstakingly by the University of Heidelberg philologist Dr Betina Faist, who is cooperating as specialist for the Assyrian language with the archaeological project at Tübingen. She used photographs of the texts, which bit by bit shed light on the history of the city and the region at the time of the Middle Assyrian Empire. To the archaeologists’ surprise, Dr. Faist was able to identify the find site as the ancient city of Mardama. As the cuneiform scripts show, it was the administrative seat of a Middle Assyrian governor. This reveals a new, previously unknown province of the empire, which straddled large parts of Northern Mesopotamia and Syria in the 13th century BC. Even the name of the Assyrian governor, Assur-nasir, and his tasks and activities are described in the tablets. “All of a sudden it became clear that our excavations had found an Assyrian governor’s palace,” says Pfälzner. At the same time, the translation reveals the location of the city named as Mardaman in Old Babylonian sources from around 1,800 BC, and which is likely to be the Assyrian Mardama. According to the sources, it was the center of a kingdom which was conquered by one of the greatest rulers of the time, Shamshi-Adad I, in 1,786 BC and integrated into his Upper Mesopotamian empire. However, a few years later it became an independent kingdom under a Hurrian ruler called Tish-ulme. A period of prosperity followed, but shortly later the city was destroyed by the Turukkaeans, people from the Zagros Mountains to the north. “The cuneiform texts and our findings from the excavations in Bassetki now make it clear that that was not the end,” Pfälzner says. “The city existed continuously and achieved a final significance as a Middle Assyrian governor’s seat between 1,250 and 1,200 BC.” The history of Mardaman can be traced back even further, to the early periods of Mesopotamian civilization. Sources from the Third Dynasty of Ur, approximately 2,100–2,000 BC, portray it as an important city on the northern periphery of the Mesopotamian empire. The oldest source goes back to the Akkadian Empire, which is considered the first empire in history. It mentions that the city was destroyed a first time around 2250 BC by Naram-Sin, the most powerful Akkadian ruler. “The clay tablets of Bassetki make an important new contribution to the geography of Mesopotamia,” the Assyriologist Betina Faist explains. This discovery may provide clues to the locations of other early cities in Mesopotamia, Pfälzner says. “Mardaman certainly rose to be an influential city and a regional kingdom, based on its position on the trade routes between Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Syria. At times it was an adversary of the great Mesopotamian powers. So the University of Tübingen’s future excavations in Bassetki are sure to yield many more exciting discoveries.” The Bronze Age city site of Bassetki was discovered in 2013 by archaeologists from the Tübingen collaborative research center 1070, ResourceCultures. The clay tablets found in 2017 had been deposited in a pottery vessel used as an archive, and had been wrapped in a thick covering of clay along with other vessels. “They may have been hidden this way shortly after the surrounding building had been destroyed. Perhaps the information inside it was meant to be protected and preserved for posterity,” Pfälzner explains. (Source: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • Brazileiro's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 07:10 PM
    Yes Mr Issa is still there. I believe the emails are the same still,,,here they are though anyways ifrd@warka-bank-iq.com mohammad.k.issa@warka-bank-iq.com
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  • treasurehunter9's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 05:47 PM
    Thanks, I assume Mr. Issa is still there and same email?
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 02:58 AM
    By John Lee. Newtechnic, which describes itself as a world leader in building engineering technology, has reportedly won the contract to design the facade and oversee the co-ordination and construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) building in Baghdad. According to New Civil Engineer, the building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), will be 172m high and will stand on a 200m by 100m podium. Chief Executive Andrew Watts said he will deploy UK- and US-based design-engineering teams to work on the project, which is expected to be completed by 2021. More here. (Source: New Civil Engineer) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    05-18-2018, 02:58 AM
    To strengthen women’s participation in national environment protection, disaster preparedness and risk response to climate action, an electronic platform was launched on “Women for Safe and Green Iraq” (WfSGI). This is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Environment, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The aim of WfGSI is to provide space for dialogue, technical discussions, and develop consensus and collective inputs to influence gender responsive policies, strategies and plans for a greener and safer Iraq. The platform will seek to create opportunities for women for continued professional development and entry points to engage and find innovative solutions for an environment-friendly and resilient country. It also raises awareness of activities and events related to gender and sustainable development issues and create a space for networking with international institutions and women’s groups. The WfSGI electronic platform was founded by a group of gender units from various Iraqi ministries, in collaboration with the UNDP in Iraq to create the first women’s forum for a safe and green Iraq. “The new platform brings together several ministries, departments from central and Regional Government towards a shared mission of promoting gender equality and empowerment of women in support of sustainable environment management, disaster risks reduction and climate change”. This was stated by the Deputy Minister for Health and Environment (MoEHNV), Mr. Jassim Al-Falahi at the launch of WfGSI. He added, “With the setting up of this platform, the Governmental institutions in Iraq will now be better aware of the importance of women’s participation in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The Deputy Country Director of UNDP Operations in Iraq, Mr. Thair Shraideh said, “Women in Iraq are *more vulnerable to environment and disaster risks and hazards due to socio-cultural and structural obstacles in the way of their participation at every level in the development process and their constrained access to resources in general. There can be no sustainable development if the structural and social barriers that hold back half the population are not addressed”. Close to 125 representatives from the Government of Iraq, non-governmental organizations and disaster risk management experts and gender focal points participated* in the launch of WfGSI. UNDP*Gender Specialist, Ms.*Sundus Abbas stated that “UNDP would work with all its partners to extend support to this initiative and to ensure its sustainability.” On the occasion of the launch, the Ministry of Culture facilitated an exhibition of paintings on the theme of women and development by more than 20 women artists and painters from across the country. UNDP has been a major partner of the Government of Iraq in addressing the challenges in areas of environment, energy, and disaster and climate risks management. Environmental protection is core to UNDP’s development mandate. The Environment, Energy and Climate Change (EECC) programme cluster responds to the national challenges through a host of projects that aim to promote resilience based development in Iraq by addressing the root causes, risks and mitigation measures associated with environmental degradation, climate change and disasters shocks. In so doing, UNDP’s strategy is to capacitate the relevant ministries, departments and the regional authorities to fulfil their obligations and commitments in terms of policy, legal and regulatory functions. (Source: UNDP) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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