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News & Announcements

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Better and Safer Roads in Iraq will Boost Regional Trade, Save Lives and Promote Citizens Engagement

The World Bank recently approved the Iraq Transport Corridors Project, a $355 million project to focus on enabling Iraqi staff to plan, manage implement and maintain infrastructure projects.

The World BankThu, Dec 19, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Iraq’s top tourist destination prepares to welcome the world

The city of Erbil prepares to celebrate its appointment as 2014’s Capital for Arab Tourism.

Asharq Al-AwsatSat, Dec 28, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014

International companies aim to set up shop in Iraq despite violence

Iraq’s economic potential is trumping security concerns and has expanded dramatically after years of international sanctions and civil strife.

Financial TimesSun, Dec 29, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Ban satisfied with Iraq's cooperation

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his appreciation that Iraq continues to deposit a percentage of its oil revenues to the Compensation Fund, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.

Business StandardFri, Dec 20, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Ambassador Faily Speaks at Diplomacy Matters Luncheon

Ambassador Faily was welcomed as guest of honor at the Diplomacy Matters Institute Ambassador’s Series luncheon, where he spoke about the rebuilding efforts in Iraq.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Ambassador Faily Addresses Arab Community at Al-Hewar

Ambassador Faily spoke about Iraq’s new foreign policy approach that seeks strategic partnerships and economic cooperation with all countries in the region.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Dozens of Iraqi Historical Artifacts Returned to the Embassy

45 artifacts were returned to the Iraqi Embassy in Washington by an American citizen, in an effort to give the items back to the Iraqi people.

Thu, Dec 19, 2013

U.N. starts first aid airlifts to Syria from Iraq as cold grips

The United Nations sent its first delivery of humanitarian aid by air to Syria from Arbil, Iraq on Sunday and said it plans to deliver more food and winter supplies in the next 12 days.

The U.N. said two planes are expected to do 23 rotations over the next 10 days. The aid includes planeloads of food, for more than 6,000 Syrian families for the rest of December.

ReutersSun, Dec 15, 2013 Tue, Dec 17, 2013

IHEC announces plans to open polling centers abroad

The Independent High Electoral Commission announced the possibility of opening polling centers in 13 countries including the United States, allowing Iraqi citizens abroad the opportunity to cast their votes in the 2014 parliamentary elections.

Sun, Dec 15, 2013

Embassy of Iraq hosts event to honor AUIS Chairman

The event for Dr. Barham Salih, Founder and Chairman of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimaniyah highlighted achievements of the university and its students.

Fri, Dec 13, 2013

Housing fund helps Iraqis build their own homes

The Iraqi Ministry of Reconstruction and Housing has granted loans to around 41,000 Iraqis over the past two years to help them build new homes.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Dec 4, 2013 Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Iraq Reconstruction Results in Stadium Boom

New stadiums are part of a national effort by Iraq’s Ministry of Youth and Sport to rebuild and foster unity.

SourceableTue, Dec 10, 2013 Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Iraq helps university students with $381 million in grants

The Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education allocated funds to help university students finance their undergraduate and graduate studies.

Al-ShorfaWed, Dec 4, 2013 Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Hill International Selected as Project Manager for Al Samawah Stadium in Iraq

The global construction management firm headquartered in the U.S. will provide services in connection with the new Olympic-sized 20,000-seat stadium in Iraq.

The Wall Street JournalThu, Dec 5, 2013 Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Iraq launches three housing projects

The Ministry of Construction and Housing has announced the housing projects will include schools, markets and health centres.

Al-ShorfaTue, Dec 3, 2013 Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Iraq oil exports rise for third month

Iraq's oil exports rose for a third successive month in November according to recent figures from the Oil Ministry. Iraq oil crude sales brought in revenues of $7.32 billion.

Agence France-PresseSun, Dec 1, 2013 Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Conference paves way for Erbil Tourism

Travel companies from around the world joined members of the Iraqi government and the international community for the conference, which paves the way for Erbil’s position as Middle East Tourism Capital of 2014.

Iraq Business NewsThu, Nov 28, 2013 Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Prime Minister Maliki Meets with Businesswomen's Council

His Excellency Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki met with the Iraqi Businesswomen’s Council this week, where he affirmed the role of Iraqi women in business, investment and Iraq’s overall economic development.

Wed, Dec 4, 2013

Baghdad Approves $15m in Aid to Syrian Regions

Humanitarian assistance will include fuel, food and medicine.

RudawWed, Nov 27, 2013 Thu, Nov 28, 2013

Erbil to Host Major Oil & Gas Conference

More than 100 international energy companies and 800 political and diplomatic figures are expected to attend the Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference 2013 next month.

RudawWed, Nov 27, 2013 Thu, Nov 28, 2013

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