News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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Iraq Heading Toward Fully Operational Air Force

The US is expected to be a key partner in this process.

Defense NewsMon, Feb 10, 2014 Wed, Feb 12, 2014

United States and Iraq reaffirm joint cooperation on energy

The Joint Coordination Committee on Energy between the US and Iraq met in Baghdad to discuss Iraq’s future energy development and the formation of a new working group to protect Iraq’s energy infrastructure.

Sun, Feb 9, 2014

Hundreds of expatriate doctors return to Iraq

Iraq’s Ministry of Health recently announced 2,500 expatriate doctors have returned home as part of a programme to bring Iraqi professionals back to the county.

Al-ShorfaThu, Jan 30, 2014 Wed, Feb 5, 2014

Statement by Ambassador Faily on the Opening of Iraqi National Jewish Archive Exhibit in New York City

On February 3, 2014, Iraq's Ambassador to the United States issued this statement on the opening of the Iraqi National Jewish Archive Exhibit in New York.

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

UN to Help Iraq With Environmental Restoration

A new five-year cooperation agreement with the UN Environment Programme will focus on environmental legislation; biodiversity conservation; green economy; cleaner production; resource efficiency; combating dust storms; and climate change adaptation.

Environment News ServiceSun, Jan 26, 2014 Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Iraq plans state investment bank to push projects

The new institution, Investment and Development Bank of Iraq will help finance infrastructure projects and steer money towards the private sector in Iraq, pushing forward the country’s economy.

ReutersMon, Jan 27, 2014 Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Prime Minister Maliki speaks with Vice President Biden

The United States reaffirmed their support for Iraq in the fight against al-Qaeda and commended the Government of Iraq for the steps taken to integrate tribal forces.

Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Iraq Banks Adopt Technology to Boost Business

The National Bank of Iraq will introduce internet and mobile banking this year, as well as install ATM’s, which is a major step for a bank operating in a cash-based economy.

The Wall Street JournalMon, Jan 27, 2014 Tue, Jan 28, 2014

EU announces future commitments for development cooperation with Iraq

The proposed areas of cooperation will include Rule of Law and Human Rights; Capacity Building in primary and secondary education; and Sustainable Energy for all.

European CommissionMon, Jan 20, 2014 Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Work begins on new Karbala oil refinery

The Iraqi Oil Ministry has reported that construction work has begun on the Karbala refinery, which will use modern technology and conform to environmental standards.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Jan 15, 2014 Wed, Jan 22, 2014

IHEC runs registration and voting process for voters abroad

IHEC will run registration and the voting process for voters living abroad to coincide with the parliamentary elections inside Iraq in April.

Sat, Jan 18, 2014

Prime Minister Maliki speaks to Washington Post

Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki recently sat down with the Washington Post’s Loveday Morris in Baghdad to discuss the government's strategy to fight al-Qaeda in Anbar province, in addition to providing an overview on military cooperation with the United States.

Sat, Jan 18, 2014

Foreign Minister Zebari Heads Iraq's Delegation in Conference to Support Humanitarian Situation in Syria

Iraq recently participated in the Second International Conference to support the humanitarian situation in Syria, in response to an appeal launched by the Secretary - General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.

Republic of Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jan 15, 2014 Fri, Jan 17, 2014

U.N. Secretary-General Holds Talks in Baghdad

Prime Minister Maliki praised the role that the United Nations plays through its mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and thanked Mr. Ban Ki-moon for supporting the Iraqi government in the fight against terrorism.

Republic of Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jan 14, 2014 Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Iraq unveils restoration plan for heritage sites

Rehabilitation work will include maintenance of historical cities of Babylon, Ur, Warka, Hatra and Ashur and is crucial to improving Iraq’s historic and tourism sites.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Jan 9, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Iraq, Jordan seek funding for rail link

A proposed 420km railway line between the two countries would directly link Baghdad and Aqaba, and would provide cargo and passenger services between the cities.

Emirates 24|7Thu, Jan 9, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Iraq seals deal for Karbala refinery

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil recently approved a contract for a Karbala refinery, which will produce a wide range of petroleum products and serve growing domestic demand.

Oil & Gas JournalThu, Jan 9, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

UN Council backs Iraq government

The UN Security Council expressed strong support for continued efforts of the Iraqi government to meet the security needs of the entire Iraqi population.

Sky NewsSat, Jan 11, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Ambassador Faily sits down with Voice of America

Ambassador Faily sat down with Voice of America last week to discuss the latest developments in Iraq. He discussed the ongoing situation in Anbar and disputed the prevailing sectarian narrative, noting the Iraqi government's "evenhanded" approach to tackling extremist groups throughout the country.

Ambassador Faily stressed that Iraq and the United States were cooperating at the highest levels to ensure that Iraq is equipped to fight Al-Qaeda militants. He highlighted aspects of the strategic partnership including cooperation on counter-terrorism and technology-transfer.

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

New Iraqi law aims to combat illiteracy, school dropout rates

Iraqi parliament approved a law under which students will receive monthly financial grants to help their parents provide for their school needs.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaMon, Jan 6, 2014 Wed, Jan 8, 2014

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