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Ancient Kingdom Discovered Beneath Mound in Iraq

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient city, with art and cuneiform inscriptions providing a glimpse of a kingdom that flourished between 3,300 and 2,900 years ago.

LiveScienceMon, Sep 30, 2013 Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Iraq to put oil potential on display in Dubai

The fourth annual "Iraq Mega Projects Conference," held this year in Dubai, showcases investment potentials in Iraq's oil sector.

UPI - United Press InternationalFri, Sep 27, 2013 Wed, Oct 2, 2013

UNHCR head says international community must share burden of Syrian refugees

The UNHCR says host nations need more than an increase in humanitarian aid; they could require financial help, and emergency development assistance for sectors like health, education, housing, water and energy.

United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesMon, Sep 30, 2013 Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Regional Security Boosts Archeology in Northern Iraq

Regional Security Boosts Archeology in Northern Iraq

Improved security and historical richness make Iraq's Kurdistan region a haven for foreign archaeologists.

Voice of AmericaMon, Sep 30, 2013 Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Hill International Urges Contractors to Come to Iraq

The worldwide construction consulting firm headquartered in the United States is encouraging international firms to work in partnership with local Iraqi contractors.

Iraq Business NewsMon, Sep 23, 2013 Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Foreign Minister Receives Call from Secretary of State Kerry

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari discussed bilateral cooperation between Iraq and the United States regarding to Syria during a phone call he received from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on September 17, 2013.

Mon, Sep 23, 2013

Peacebuilding Reality Show for Iraqi Youth Gains Pan-Arab Appeal

Salam Shabab, filmed by Iraqi producers with the support of the United States Institute of Peace, seeks to empower Iraqi teens with the skills and values needed to become next-generation peacebuilders.

United States Institute of PeaceMon, Sep 16, 2013 Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Iraq five-year plan will attempt to diversify economy

Iraq’s government will focus on five sectors: building and services, agriculture, education, transport and communications, and energy.

ReutersThu, Sep 19, 2013 Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Iraq to Raise Bank Capital To Address Housing Crisis

The governments two banks will run a credit program to help citizens finance private housing projects.

Al-MonitorWed, Sep 18, 2013 Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Iraq plans 50 water and sewage projects

The new projects will be open to foreign contractors and coincide with the Iraqi governments steps to facilitate the issue of visas to businessmen.

ReutersWed, Sep 18, 2013 Wed, Sep 18, 2013

Iraq to Store Strategic Oil in South Korea

Iraq is one of the top crude suppliers to South Korea. The two countries will sign an agreement for comprehensive cooperation in energy matters, including oil, gas and electricity.

The Wall Street JournalWed, Sep 11, 2013 Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Iraq to refurbish its railways

Iraq's state-owned railways company announces plans to rehabilitate 100 passenger cars, as well as add new locomotives into service that will incorporate modern technology, signifying a leap in the area of rail transport.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaFri, Sep 13, 2013 Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Bloom Properties signs contract to develop 'City of the Future' in Baghdad

Bloom Properties has signed a contract with the Iraqi National Investment Commission for the development of the 'City of the Future' in Baghdad, which will host residential units, mosques, sports and social clubs, gardens and green landscapes, retail facilities, kids' nurseries and international schools and clinics and many more public amenities.

AMEInfoSun, Sep 15, 2013 Mon, Sep 16, 2013

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

Ambassador Faily Meets with World Affairs Council and RAND Corporation

While in California, Ambassador Faily met with members of the World Affairs Council and RAND Corporation to discuss issues facing Iraq and the region and further discuss the bilateral relationship between Iraq and the U.S.

Thu, Sep 5, 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