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News & Announcements

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Iraq hosts major construction and engineering convention

The Iraqi capital recently welcomed dozens of companies from more than 10 countries to Project Iraq, an international energy and construction exhibition aimed at furthering investment and development in the country.

Held March 10th-12th, 2014 at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, the project by the Lebanese International Fairs and Productions (IFP) Group drew more than 10 Arab and foreign countries and 70 companies.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Mar 19, 2014 Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Iraq Seeks Self-Sufficiency in Fish Production

The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture recently rolled out a plan which aims to develop and expand fish farming projects in the country and to meet local market needs.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaMon, Mar 31, 2014 Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Ambassador Faily's Appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

Ambassador Faily joined the morning news program to discuss current conditions in Iraq after U.S. military withdrawl and also spoke about Iraq's upcoming elections.

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

High-speed Baghdad-Basra rail line complete

The new line will be used for transport of passengers and goods and will provide better services to citizens and private companies.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaFri, Mar 28, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Iraq Buys $1.56 Billion of Gold, Biggest Purchase in 3 Years

The Central Bank of Iraq acquired the gold to help stabilize the Iraqi dinar against foreign currencies.

BloombergTue, Mar 25, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Iraq Economy to Surge on a Wave of Oil

The International Monetary Fund predicted that the economy would grow by 6% in 2014.

International Business TimesFri, Mar 28, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Samsung Engineering secures $840M Iraq plant order

The project will involve engineering and design, procurement and construction of operations.

Global PostMon, Mar 31, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

ADIB Plans Expansion in Iraq

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the only UAE lender in Iraq, announced plans to operate three branches in Iraq by the end of the year.

The NationalSat, Apr 5, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Shell Oil announces progress at Majnoon Oilfield

The oilfield successfully produced its first shipment of crude oil, marking a significant milestone.

Oil & Gas JournalMon, Apr 7, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Iraq Ministry of Health Releases New Health Strategy

The new health strategy will provide for upgrades to the healthcare system, continuing education for professionals and incorporation of new healthcare technology.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaMon, Mar 31, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Baghdad Book Fair Brings Together Readers, Publishers

More than 200 Arab and foreign publishing houses from nine countries were in attendance to promote titles from across the world and literary spectrum.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 3, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 2014

IHEC Announces Polling Stations in the United States

The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission has announced the polling stations in the United States to serve Iraqi voters in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Wed, Apr 9, 2014

Statement issued by Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Al Anbar District and specifically the city of Fallujah remain under the control of terrorist groups, led by a group which calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Prime Minister Maliki Offers Condolences for the Death of Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly

We extend our deep condolences to the Iraqi people and the Christian Brothers in particular for the death of Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly. We will always remember his call for peace, love and national unity for all Iraqis.

May God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.

Nouri al-Maliki
Prime Minister

http://pmo.iq/pme/press/2014/4/1042014en-3.htm

For Arabic http://pmo.iq/press/2014/4/1004201401.htm

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

#AskIraq: Ambassador Faily’s Third Twitter Q&A

Ambassador Faily (@FailyLukman) answered questions picked by The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin from Twitter using the #AskIraq hashtag ahead of Iraq’s April 30 elections and the Ambassador’s Boston Marathon run.

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Baghdad exhibit celebrates 100 women artists

The third annual exhibit represented a success not only for the women artists, but also the triumph of beauty and art over the violence and darkness of terrorism.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 17, 2014 Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Iraq, UN work to strengthen Iraqi judicial authority

Through the partnership, the Iraqi legal system continues to develop and reach a state where transparency, integrity, and principles of justice can grow.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 17, 2014 Tue, Apr 22, 2014

U.S. voters cast votes in Iraq election: 'It's amazing'

Iraqi voters living in the United States say it is important for them to show up and have a say who is governing their home country.

Chicago TribuneSun, Apr 27, 2014 Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Iraqis in the United States cast their ballots

Iraqis living in the United States cast their ballots in seven states to elect their representatives in the Iraqi parliament.

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the Independent High Electoral Commission, Mr. Mukdad al Sharify confirmed on April 27, 2014 that the UNHCR offices oversees opened 103 polling stations around the world to allow Iraqis living abroad to vote.

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Upcoming national elections ‘important milestone’ for Iraq, Ban says ahead of polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of Wednesday’s national elections for peace and stability in Iraq and called for creating the necessary conditions to enable all citizens to participate in the polls.

UN News CentreTue, Apr 29, 2014 Tue, Apr 29, 2014

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