News & Announcements

News & Announcements

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Iraq Signs $690M Barrier Contract With S.Korea's Daewoo

Iraqi authorities anticipate the barrier will create a transportation corridor between the Middle East and Europe.

ReutersTue, Nov 26, 2013 Thu, Nov 28, 2013

Standard Chartered Launches Banking Operations in Iraq

The bank lender opened its head office and first branch in Baghdad with plans to be an active participant in the economic growth of Iraq.

ReutersWed, Nov 27, 2013 Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Iraq Approves Anbar Infrastructure Funds

Rehabilitation projects will include energy, water, roads and reconstruction of public service buildings.

Al-ShorfaTue, Nov 26, 2013 Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Detroit Firms to Design $600M Oil Tech University in Iraq

Iraq’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research is in Michigan this week to tour energy-efficient buildings, classrooms and building aesthetics.

WWJ-TVMon, Nov 25, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Security and Defense Exhibition at Baghdad International Fair: Deadline set for December 15

The third session of the exhibition will be held in Baghdad from March 1-4, 2014. Interested companies should submit their request to attend by December 15, 2013.

Tue, Nov 26, 2013

The First Baghdad International Theater Festival

The first Baghdad International Theater Festival welcomed Iraqi, European and MENA plays and performances, signaling cultural expansion in Baghdad.

Sada JournalThu, Nov 21, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Cultural Diplomacy Boosts Iraqi-Kuwaiti Relations

Iraqi Ambassador to Kuwait highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy in strengthening relations and fostering mutual understanding between Iraq and Kuwait.

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)Mon, Nov 25, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Iraq and Turkey Agree on Opening New Border Gates

The two new gates are set to make a considerable contribution to trade in the Middle East.

Hürriyet Daily NewsFri, Nov 22, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Arbil, Iraq named as a National Geographic ‘Best Trips 2014’

Designated the Capital for Arab Tourism for 2014, Arbil offers a historic city center, a landscape of mountains and waterfalls, and authentic Kurdish dishes.

National GeographicFri, Nov 22, 2013 Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Hill International Receives $54 Million Contract from Basra Governorate in Iraq

The global construction management firm headquartered in the U.S., will assist with Basra’s 2040 Strategic Plan to rehabilitate infrastructure throughout the region.

The Wall Street JournalFri, Nov 22, 2013 Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Kuwait Airways Resumes Service to Iraq

Kuwait's national airline resumed flights to Iraq in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighboring countries.

ReutersThu, Nov 21, 2013 Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Ambassador Faily Attends Roundtable at International Institute for Strategic Studies

Ambassador Faily met with government officials, academics and business leaders at IISS to discuss US-Iraq security cooperation in light of regional transformations.

Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Multiple Museums Scheduled to Open in Iraq

The National Museum in Baghdad and the Basra Museum are expected to reopen in the next few years; while plans are being developed for construction of other new museums in Iraq.

The Art NewspaperThu, Nov 14, 2013 Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Emaar to Launch Development in Erbil

Emmar to take advantage of Iraq’s economic growth with plans to build a mini-city with housing developments, a business district and shopping mall, and education and healthcare centers. The project is also expected to create 45,000 jobs.

Khaleej TimesFri, Nov 15, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Iraq’s Position as a Major Oil Producer

Iraq has the potential to be the world’s largest crude exporter, with its geology offering prime benefits.

International Business TimesThu, Nov 14, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Shell to Continue Investment in Iraq

The intention to move forward with a petrochemical plant follows a meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Shell Chief Executive.

The Wall Street JournalTue, Nov 19, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 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

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

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

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

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