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News & Announcements

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Twitter Q & A with Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily, responded to questions via Twitter for the first time since officially taking the post in July 2013. Coming on the heels of his recent trip to Baghdad, Ambassador Faily held the Twitter Q & A to discuss Iraq’s role as a critical global partner of the US and a stabilizing force in the Middle East.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013

After Years Of War, Rebuilding Iraq's Libraries

For the first time in three decades, plans are underway to restore Baghdad's former literary glory with a new library.

NPRSun, Sep 8, 2013 Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Iraq expands refugee camps as Syrians flee violence

The Iraqi government launched an extensive programme to provide free health coverage and distribute food aid, clothes and other items to Syrian refugees in Iraq. Public schools in Iraq will also be open to Syrian students.

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

Iraq's Majnoon oilfield to begin producing 175,000 bpd next month

Majnoon is one of four giant southern fields vital to Iraq's ambition to at least double output that is now around 3 million bpd.

ReutersMon, Sep 9, 2013 Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Business Roundtables with Ambassador Faily Highlight Iraq-U.S. Bilateral Relationship

Ambassador Faily participated in two business roundtables in San Jose and San Diego, California which were organized by the Embassy of Iraq and the U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce to facilitate dialogue about current and future business opportunities between the two countries.

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

Ambassador Faily Visits American Technology Companies in Silicon Valley

Ambassador Faily visited headquarters of Google, Cisco, and Qualcomm as part of his business outreach initiative to promote the many investment opportunities and partnerships available between Iraq and the United States.

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

UNDP Iraq Youth Training Camp

A group of 70 young people from all parts of Iraq and diverse ethnic and religious representations attended a youth training camp at American University. Participants noted that although their backgrounds were different, they were all united in humanity - a critical outcome from the session.

United Nations Development ProgrammeMon, Sep 2, 2013 Wed, Sep 4, 2013

UNHCR and WFP chiefs praise open border policy for Syrian refugees in Iraq's Kurdistan region

The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme are praising Iraq's Kurdistan regional government for being an anchor of peace and giving refuge to almost 200,000 Syrians fleeing the current crisis in their country.

United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesFri, Aug 30, 2013 Wed, Sep 4, 2013

Lukman Faily: Iraq seeks strong, enduring partnership with United States

Ambassador Faily illustrates in an opinion piece in the San Jose Mercury News why Iraq yearns for a stronger partnership with the U.S., discusses the gratitude for all that America has done to help free Iraq from terrorism and tyranny, and reiterates that the U.S. has a no more committed Middle East partner than Iraq.

San Jose Mercury NewsTue, Sep 3, 2013 Tue, Sep 3, 2013

Iraq Expands Airport to Shake off War-Torn Era With Bigger Fleet

Coinciding with efforts to revive its travel industry and lure tourists, Iraq plans to construct a new central airport with a capacity of 20 million passengers a year. Iraq will also continue fleet expansion and revamping of its civil aviation infrastructure.

BloombergSat, Aug 24, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Iraq creates 19 new colleges

The new colleges and departments at Baghdad University will facilitate higher education in Iraq, and include programs in environmental studies, genetic engineering and various branches of the humanities.

Al-ShorfaTue, Aug 20, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Iraq Generates Increased Revenue From Crude Exports in July

The Oil Ministry reports that Iraq generated 6.9 percent more from crude sales in July, compared with the previous month.

BloombergTue, Aug 20, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Ambassador Faily Participates in U.S.-Arab Business Leadership Conference

The conference, hosted by the U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, took place August 20-22, 2013 at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and included leaders from the corporate community and others interested in promoting economic relationships between Arab countries and the United States.

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Travelport Opens New Office in Iraq

Travelport, a global travel industry services provider headquartered in the United States, recently cemented its presence in Iraq with the opening of a new Erbil office.

TravelportWed, Aug 21, 2013 Fri, Aug 23, 2013
Statesmen's Forum: Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari A View from Iraq and the Region

Foreign Minister Zebari Provides Views from Iraq at CSIS Statesmen's Forum

His Excellency Hoshyar Zebari participated in a Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Statesmen’s Forum, “A View from Iraq and the Region," where he shared his views about critical international issues as they relate to Iraq’s role within the Middle East and around the world.

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways

The delivery reflects modernization of Iraq’s commercial aviation system and is an important milestone in Boeing’s efforts to help rebuild Iraq’s aviation infrastructure.

BoeingMon, Aug 12, 2013 Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Foreign Minister Zebari Discusses Iraqi-U.S. Relations with American Ambassador to Iraq

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met with Ambassador Beecroft days before the Foreign Minister's trip to the U.S., where he will continue bilateral discussions and implementation of the Strategic Framework Agreement.

Republic of Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, Aug 11, 2013 Tue, Aug 13, 2013

National Iraqi survey shows decline in poverty levels

The Iraqi Ministry of Planning recently announced a decline in poverty levels in the country from 2007 to 2012, alongside a rise in average per capita monthly expenditure.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaTue, Aug 6, 2013 Tue, Aug 13, 2013

New Iraqi National Park May Be a Game Changer

Iraq recently decreed its first official national park, marking a positive step for the country's environmental future and protection of the central marshes of Iraq.

National GeographicWed, Jul 31, 2013 Tue, Aug 6, 2013

Iraqi Students Participating in US State Department Program Visit Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC

Students were part of the Dialogue Institute program, “Study of the U.S. Institute on Religious Pluralism.” Students met with staff and learned more about the Embassy’s role in the U.S.

Fri, Aug 2, 2013

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