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IHEC CEO reports an increase in voters who take over their e-cards

More than 1.2 million electronic voter e-cards have been distributed ahead of the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections in April, 2014.

Independent High Electoral Commission of IraqWed, Feb 19, 2014 Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Board of Commissioners Member calls on civil society organizations to contribute effectively in upcoming IPE

CSOs were encouraged to actively take their roles in building the new Iraq through urging and educating Iraqi voters to practice their constitutional rights and duties.

Independent High Electoral Commission of IraqThu, Feb 13, 2014 Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Iraq now fastest growing projects market after Saudi Arabia and UAE

Iraq has an estimated $519 billion dollars worth of projects planned or underway.

Business Intelligence Middle EastMon, Feb 24, 2014 Mon, Feb 24, 2014

Ambassador Faily Delivers Remarks at Brookings Institution

Ambassador Faily joined a panel discussion, "No End in Sight: Syria’s Refugees and Regional Repercussions."

Sat, Feb 22, 2014

USAF taps Michael Baker International for Iraq work

The United States Air Force has given $838 million in contracts to Baker International to design, engineer, build and perform services at Balad Air Base to further support Iraq’s purchase of F-16 aircraft from the US.

UPI - United Press InternationalWed, Feb 19, 2014 Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Iraq rolls out new health insurance policy

The plan signifies a positive step towards enabling people to take measures to protect their lives, health and interests.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Feb 13, 2014 Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Despite Iraq's troubles, archaeologists are back

Archaeologists are back in one of the world's oldest cities to explore a region of Ur, in a project backed by Iraq's State Board for Antiquities and Heritage, the British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the University of Manchester.

ReutersTue, Feb 18, 2014 Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Commercial Attaché: Active Database of US Companies doing Business in Iraq

The Commercial Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, DC maintains an active database of U.S. companies.

Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Maliki: A Comprehensive Strategy Against Terrorism

Prime Minister Al-Maliki penned an essay in which he affirms that Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.

Foreign PolicyTue, Feb 18, 2014 Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Iraq is Returning to its Pre-War Self

Crude output continues to grow in Iraq, with exports at an expected 4 million bpd by the end of 2014.

The Motley FoolSun, Feb 9, 2014 Wed, Feb 12, 2014

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

IHEC Announces Political Bloc Lottery

The lottery will specify the numbers of political blocs participating in the upcoming 2014 parliamentary elections.

Fri, Jan 31, 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