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News & Announcements

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Record 118,000 university students enrolled this year in Iraq

The number of students admitted to Iraqi universities is the highest it has been in a decade.

Al-ShorfaTue, Oct 8, 2013 Thu, Oct 17, 2013

Business Rebuilds in a Thriving City in Iraq

Enormous construction projects are changing the landscape of Erbil. Among the largest developments is Empire City, a $2.3 billion investment that will make Erbil a haven for Western business.

The New York TimesMon, Oct 14, 2013 Thu, Oct 17, 2013

Trips to Ancient Iraq

Steppes Travel, a company specializing in cultural and archaeological tours, will offer trips to Erbil, which is frequently referred to as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

The New York TimesWed, Oct 9, 2013 Fri, Oct 18, 2013

Opportunities for Family Offices in Iraq

Iraq's continued economic growth presents new opportunities for individuals interested in frontier investments, an environment that attracts many family offices.

CampdenFBThu, Oct 17, 2013 Tue, Oct 22, 2013

The Reemergence of the Iraqi Scientific Community

The establishment of the Iraqi Virtual Science Library, developed in collaboration with the US Departments of State and Defense and the National Academies of Science, fosters knowledge by allowing professionals to conduct research and share their findings with the Iraqi scientific community.

Wired.comFri, Oct 18, 2013 Tue, Oct 22, 2013

US Embassy in Baghdad Hosts Business Roundtable

US Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Beecroft held a meeting with multiple American companies currently operating in Iraq.

Embassy of the United States - Baghdad, IraqSun, Oct 20, 2013 Tue, Oct 22, 2013

Ambassador Faily Keynotes Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

The 22nd annual conference, "Navigating Arab-U.S. Relations: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities" fostered constructive discussion and debate among distinguished international policymakers; and raised awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the American and Arab people's common interests and concerns.

Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Prime Minister Maliki Arrives in the United States

Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Noori al-Maliki has arrived in the United States, where he will meet with President Obama at the White House and other officials in Washington to discuss the importance of the U.S.-Iraq relationship under the SFA; and the current challenges facing Iraq and the region.

Mon, Oct 28, 2013

Musical history: Multi-national project to reconstruct Iraq’s historic golden lyre

An Austrian harp maker is reconstructing Mesopotamia’s ancient Golden Lyre of Ur, in hopes of gifting it to the Iraqi people upon completion.

Niqash.orgThu, Oct 24, 2013 Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Prime Minister Maliki to the United States: Have Patience With Us

In a New York Times op-ed, Prime Minister Maliki says Iraq seeks more training, education, practice — and patience; and his country wants to walk the road to security, democracy and prosperity with the United States.

The New York TimesTue, Oct 29, 2013 Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Vice President Biden Welcomes Prime Minister Maliki to the U.S.

Vice President Joseph Biden welcomed H.E. Prime Minister Noori al-Maliki to the Naval Observatory to discuss bilateral relations.

Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Prime Minister Maliki Visits Capitol Hill

H.E. Prime Minister Maliki met with Senator John McCain to discuss the security situation in Iraq; as well as Representatives from the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the challenges facing the region.

Wed, Oct 30, 2013

US Chamber of Commerce Hosts Reception for Foreign Minister Zebari

In collaboration with the US Business Council in Iraq, the US Chamber of Commerce welcomed Foreign Minister Zebari back to the United States with a reception to discuss trade and investment opportunities for US businesses in Iraq.

Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Secretary Kerry, Minister Zebari Reaffirm Strong Partnership Between US and Iraq

In a joint meeting, Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Zebari discussed a range of regional issues and the mutual, committed relationship between the United States and Iraq.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

Prime Minister Maliki participates in USIP Roundtable

H.E. Prime Minister Maliki sat down for a roundtable discussion at the United States Institute of Peace, with distinguished US foreign policy and influential thought leaders.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

H.E. Prime Minister Maliki meets with President Obama

President Obama welcomed Prime Minister Maliki to the White House, where the two discussed US-Iraq relations as they fall under the Strategic Framework Agreement; as well as counter-terrorism cooperation between the two countries.  

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

Iraq’s Transition: Remarks by Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Noori al-Maliki

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Prime Minister Maliki for public remarks and a discussion on U.S.-Iraq relations, and the current challenges facing Iraq and the region. USIP President Mr. Jim Marshall and Ambassador Beth Jones delivered opening remarks.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013

Iraqi Lawmakers Pass the Parliamentary Election Law

The parliamentary elections law was passed when the majority of 222 lawmakers, who attended the session of the 325-seat parliament, voted for its latest amendment.

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Ambassador Faily participates in Opening Ceremony of Iraqi National Jewish Archive Exhibition

Ambassador Faily participated in the opening ceremony of the Iraqi National Jewish Archive special exhibition “Discovery and Recovery," and the press event on November 6-7, 2013. Both events were held at the National Archive Building in Washington, D.C.

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

UNESCO Recognizes Recent Vocational and Technical Graduates

Graduates of the program completed technical, vocational and business training and were awarded loans to start their own businesses in Iraq.

UNAMITue, Nov 12, 2013 Tue, Nov 12, 2013

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