Heavy rainfall has affected Iraq and the wider region over the past weeks. However, rivers, lakes, and dams – long on the verge of drying up – are now swelling with water and giving opportunities to avert the dangers of drought.
During the month of January, oil from Iraq’s southern provinces are holding close to a record high for 2019. This could raise question whether OPEC’s second-largest producer is following through on the deal to cut output.
Jordan is on a mission to rejuvenate trade with its neighbour, Iraq, as regional competitors scramble for footholds in the country. However, Jordanian officials have voiced their concerns about competitiveness within the export sector.
Iraqi researcher: The irrigation systems in Iraq are outdated and damaged and need to be fixed for the country's agriculture industry to flourish. Many marshlands and cultivable lands have already been lost due to poor irrigation.