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News & Announcements

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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

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

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

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

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

Statement by Iraqi Ministry of Defense Denying the Alleged Arms Purchases with Iran

The Government of Iraq today steadfastly denied that it has signed any contracts to buy military weapons, ammunition or other military equipment from Iran, as alleged in some recent news reports. In a statement, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense explained that numerous international firms, including Iran’s Defense Industries Organization, recently submitted offers to provide Iraq with military hardware, but the proposal from Iran was rejected.

An unofficial translation of the full statement by the Ministry of Defense is below.

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Prime Minister Maliki Lays the Foundation Stone for Oil Refinery in Karbala

The Prime Minister’s visit also included distribution of 1,338 residential lands in the province of Karbala.

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Maliki Announces Reconstruction Plan for Anbar Province

H.E. promised continued support for local agencies throughout the reconstruction process and praised local security forces for their bravery in fighting Al-Qaeda insurgents.

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Iraq approves power plant investments

Iraq's Electricity Minister highlighted the government’s plan to make power plants more energy efficient at the recent MEED Iraq Energy Projects conference.

Trade ArabiaFri, Feb 28, 2014 Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Iraq oil exports hit record 2.8 mln bpd in February

The highest such figure in at least a quarter-century signifies an increase which is likely to restore confidence in Iraq's oil revival.

ReutersSat, Mar 1, 2014 Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Pioneering programme to train unemployed Iraqis

The program from Iraq’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affair will help people gain experience and develop planning skills.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Feb 27, 2014 Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Jordan, Iraq, Egypt join hands on natural gas, oil

The government expects an oil pipeline from Iraq to deliver 1 million barrels of oil to the Jordanian coastal city of Aqaba by 2018.

UPI - United Press InternationalFri, Mar 7, 2014 Mon, Mar 10, 2014

Scientists shocked to find coral reef in murky waters off Iraq

The researchers say that further study of the Iraqi reefs can help scientists understand how coral and other marine species will adapt to conditions brought on by global warming.

Los Angeles TimesSat, Mar 8, 2014 Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Standard Chartered Bank opens second branch in Iraq

The opening of the second branch makes Standard Chartered the only international bank to have full-fledged on-the-ground wholesale banking operations in two of the main cities in Iraq.

CPI FinancialTue, Mar 4, 2014 Wed, Mar 12, 2014

US and Iraq Hold First TIFA Meeting

The meeting of the Joint Council, established under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement seeks to provide a forum for discussions on trade & economic issues between the US and Iraq.

Tax-NewsWed, Mar 12, 2014 Thu, Mar 13, 2014

Iraq Hosts First International Conference to Combat Terrorism

More than 25 countries participated in the conference, with over 40 experts and specialists discussing ways to combat terrorism.

Republic of Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Mar 13, 2014 Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Iraq works to strengthen Internet access

The Iraqi Ministry of Communications is working to improve the quality of Internet service and to lower fees across the country.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Mar 13, 2014 Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Ambassador Faily Delivers Remarks to Remember Victims of Halabja

The Kurdistan Regional Government with Rep. Blackburn and Rep. Van Hollen, hosted an event in Washington, DC to commemorate the Anfal campaign.

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Ambassador Faily attends delivery ceremony of Boeing plane to Iraq

SEATTLE, March 25, 2014 -- Ambassador Faily participated in a ceremony at the headquarters of the Seattle-based company, Boeing, marking the delivery of the third Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft to Iraqi Airways. The ceremony included a high-level delegation from the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation and the Iraqi commercial attaché to the United States.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Ambassador and Mrs. Faily Welcome Iraqi Community in DC to Newroz Event

Ambassador Faily delivered remarks, congratulating the Iraqi people on the occasion of Newroz, calling for unity and peaceful co-existence.

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

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