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Aseel Kami

Iraq to rebuild rail system as reconstruction gathers pace

May 08 2013

BAGHDAD In a shabby, rusty train that had just left Baghdad for the southern city of Basra, Riyadh Saleh moved restlessly from carriage to carriage, searching for a comfortable, air-conditioned seat.

Iraq to rebuild rail system as reconstruction gathers pace

May 08 2013

BAGHDAD In a shabby, rusty train that had just left Baghdad for the southern city of Basra, Riyadh Saleh moved restlessly from carriage to carriage, searching for a comfortable, air-conditioned seat.

Instability keeps Iraqi savings in property - or under mattress

Apr 03 2013

BAGHDAD When a recent lecture for a group of Baghdad university students started with the question, "What is the Iraq Stock Exchange?", only one young participant put up her hand to respond, and got the answer wrong.

Instability keeps Iraqi savings in property - or under mattress

Apr 03 2013

BAGHDAD When a recent lecture for a group of Baghdad university students started with the question, "What is the Iraq Stock Exchange?", only one young participant put up her hand to respond, and got the answer wrong.

Zain to offload stake in Iraqi unit through IPO

Mar 03 2013

DUBAI/BAGHDAD Kuwait telecom operator Zain may be the sole seller in its Iraqi unit's IPO which could substantially cut its stake while maintaining its majority control.

Foreign buyers snap up shares in Iraq's Asiacell

Feb 03 2013

BAGHDAD Foreign investors bought more than two-thirds of Iraqi mobile operator Asiacell's $1.35 billion share sale, with parent Qatar Telecom expected to have increased its stake.

Al Qaeda calls on Iraqi Sunni protesters to take up arms

Jan 31 2013

BAGHDAD Al Qaeda's Iraqi wing on Thursday urged Sunni protesters to take up arms against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, adding fuel to growing sectarian unrest in the world's fastest-growing oil exporter.

Al Qaeda calls on Iraqi Sunni protesters to take up arms

Jan 31 2013

BAGHDAD Al Qaeda's Iraqi wing on Thursday urged Sunni protesters to take up arms against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, adding fuel to growing sectarian unrest in the world's fastest-growing oil exporter.

Qatar Telecom to raise Asiacell stake in Iraq share sale

Jan 31 2013

BAGHDAD Qatar Telecom (Qtel) plans to raise its stake in Asiacell as part of the Iraqi unit's $1.35 billion share sale, a Baghdad bourse official said on Thursday, as the Gulf telco seeks greater control of its foreign affiliates.

Qatar Telecom to raise stake in Asiacell's Iraq share offer

Jan 31 2013

BAGHDAD, Jan 31 Qatar Telecom (Qtel) will raise its 53.9 percent stake in subsidiary Asiacell as part of the Iraqi firm's $1.35 billion share sale, the largest ever stock listing on the Baghdad bourse, an exchange official said on Thursday.

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