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Prime Minister Al-Abadi Arrives in Washington

His Excellency Dr. Haider Al-Abadi arrived in Washington, DC for his first official visit to the United States as Prime Minister, at the invitation of President Barack Obama.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Ambassador Faily Discusses Developments in Iraq in a Twitter Q&A

The Ambassador answered questions about Iraq's domestic policies, US-Iraq relations, the global fight against Daesh and how the media shapes Iraq's public image.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi meets with President Obama at the White House

President Obama and Prime Minister Al-Abadi reaffirmed the long-standing U.S.-Iraq strategic partnership.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Daily Roundup - Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi Visits Washington

Tuesday, April 14

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met with President Barack Obama and senior administration officials today in Washington, D.C.

Follow the Prime Minister’s visit via Prime Minister Al-Abadi’s (@HaiderAlAbadi), Ambassador Faily’s (@FailyLukman) and the Embassy of Iraq’s (@IraqiEmbassyUSA) coverage on Twitter.

Here are today’s highlights:

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Tracking Iraq's Fight Against Daesh

The Government of Iraq has made significant strides against Daesh. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has pursued an ambitious reform agenda to rebuild Iraq’s military capabilities, root out corruption, and pave the way for displaced persons to return to their homes.

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Daily Roundup - Prime Minister Al-Abadi meets with Congressional Leaders, State Department officials, think tank experts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met with Congressional leadership, State Department officials, think tank experts and members of the Iraqi community today in Washington, D.C.

Tomorrow at 10am EDT, the Prime Minister will be speaking at CSIS on the future of Iraq and answering your questions. Tweet your questions to Prime Minister Al-Abadi using #AbadiUSVisit and follow along at: http://bit.ly/1FL8Ao1.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi outlines holistic strategy for Iraq to move forward during remarks at CSIS

"Just as Iraq is working with the United States and all our international partners to defeat Daesh, we must also work together to rebuild our country in every way – physically, socially, economically and politically," said Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Daily Roundup - Prime Minister Al-Abadi wraps up first U.S. visit

Friday, April 17, 2015

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met Thursday with Vice President Joseph Biden, senior international development officials and United States business representatives, and spoke at prominent think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Read the speech here.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Iraqi students develop robotic technology that can detect human life

Two Iraqi men studying at Adelaide's Flinders University have developed new technology for detecting human life using remote cameras, which could be used during rescue operations and to help the Iraqi army.

Australian Broadcasting CorporationWed, Apr 29, 2015 Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Babylon awaits tourists' return

In an attempt to bring tourists back to Babil, cultural authorities are focusing on organized tours as well as promoting the city as a place for meetings and festivals. Of note, the city already hosts the Babylon Festival for International Cultures and Arts.

Al-MonitorFri, May 8, 2015 Tue, May 12, 2015

University of Arkansas signs its third Iraqi school deal

For the third time within the past 11 months, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has signed a cooperative agreement with an Iraqi university.

In a formal agreement announced Thursday, UA and the University of Sulaimani will "work to create programs for exchanging academic, research and other educational materials," the announcement from UA states. The agreement also calls for the development of opportunities for the Iraqi university to send students to UA.

Arkansas Democrat-GazetteSun, May 10, 2015 Tue, May 12, 2015

MOFA Announcement: Health Insurance Contract

2nd Time Announcement
Subject: Health Insurance Contract
Tender No. 1/1/2015

Method of Contracting: General Tender Announcement

Estimated Costs: $ 7.500.000; Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq announces the tender of contracting with Health Insurance Companies to cover treatment fees of our ministry's employee's missions and their families abroad, based on provisions of item (First) of article (17) of Foreign Service guidelines number (1) of 2010.

Republic of Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsSun, May 10, 2015 Mon, May 18, 2015

#AskIraq: Ambassador Faily discusses latest developments in Iraq in a Twitter Q&A

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 21 — Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily (@FailyLukman), responded to questions during his seventh Twitter Q&A, a platform he frequently uses to engage journalists and others in the international community to answer questions on developments in his country. The Q&A was moderated by The Century Foundation's Michael Hanna (@mwhanna1).

Wed, May 20, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi Receives Phone Call from U.S. Vice President Biden

His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi received a phone call on May 25, 2015 from United States Vice President Mr. Joe Biden. Prime Minister Al-Abadi and Vice President Biden discussed increasing support and training for Iraqi forces, intensifying air strikes, and expediting armament to the Iraqi forces. The leaders also discussed developments in the field of operation sectors. Vice President Biden renewed support of the U.S. Administration to the Iraqi government and its people to destroy Da'esh.

Wed, May 27, 2015

Foreign Minister al-Jaafari Participates in 42nd Session of Foreign Ministers of Islamic Cooperation Council

During the session, Minister al-Jaafari will deliver remarks to outline the Iraqi government's efforts in the war against the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State.

Wed, May 27, 2015
Public Forum With Dr. Saleem Al-Jubouri, Speaker of Iraq’s Parliament (English)

Speaker of Iraqi Council of Representatives Visits the United Sates

Dr. Saleem al-Jabouri was in Washington for an official visit, where he met with Vice President Biden and U.S. lawmakers to discuss the U.S.-Iraqi relationship. The Speaker also delivered public remarks at the United States Institute of Peace.

Fri, May 29, 2015

Oil Exports from Southern Iraq Fields Hit Record Level

Iraq's Oil Minister said exports from the south reached three million bpd for the first time in the country’s history.

NRTMon, Jun 1, 2015 Tue, Jun 2, 2015

Japan donates $90m for Iraqi refugees

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Japan has given an estimated $90 million to a United Nation's campaign to help displaced Iraqis, becoming the program's main contributor, the UN said on Friday.

The program, called UN-Habitat, promotes socially and environmentally secure places for displaced people in crisis.

“It is to enhance self-reliance and improve their living conditions through the provision of prefabricated durable shelters and basic services in Baghdad, Duhok and Karbala province,” the UN-Habitat announced in a statement.

RudawSat, May 30, 2015 Tue, Jun 2, 2015
Iraqi President Talks to VOA About Fight Against Islamic State

Iraq President Vows Fight to Death Against IS

President Masum talks about the state of the Iraqi army; the war against Daesh; sectarian divisions in the country; and the role of both the United States and Iran in Iraq.

Voice of AmericaThu, May 28, 2015 Tue, Jun 2, 2015

Watch: Public Forum With Dr. Saleem Al-Jubouri, Speaker of Iraq’s Parliament

The speaker of Iraq’s parliament, His Excellency Dr. Saleem al-Jubouri, discussed his country’s current challenges in a public forum on June 8 at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with #IraqiSpeaker.

Fri, Jun 5, 2015

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