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Iraq unveils restoration plan for heritage sites

Rehabilitation work will include maintenance of historical cities of Babylon, Ur, Warka, Hatra and Ashur and is crucial to improving Iraq’s historic and tourism sites.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Jan 9, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Boeing Delivers First Next-Generation 737-800 to Iraqi Airways

The delivery reflects modernization of Iraq’s commercial aviation system and is an important milestone in Boeing’s efforts to help rebuild Iraq’s aviation infrastructure.

BoeingMon, Aug 12, 2013 Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Travelport Opens New Office in Iraq

Travelport, a global travel industry services provider headquartered in the United States, recently cemented its presence in Iraq with the opening of a new Erbil office.

TravelportWed, Aug 21, 2013 Fri, Aug 23, 2013

Record 118,000 university students enrolled this year in Iraq

The number of students admitted to Iraqi universities is the highest it has been in a decade.

Al-ShorfaTue, Oct 8, 2013 Thu, Oct 17, 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 opens 600 new schools in September

As part of a national plan to improve education in the country, Iraq opened 600 new schools last month, with plans for additional schools in the coming months.

Al-ShorfaThu, Sep 26, 2013 Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Iraq helps university students with $381 million in grants

The Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education allocated funds to help university students finance their undergraduate and graduate studies.

Al-ShorfaWed, Dec 4, 2013 Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Iraq Approves Anbar Infrastructure Funds

Rehabilitation projects will include energy, water, roads and reconstruction of public service buildings.

Al-ShorfaTue, Nov 26, 2013 Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Baghdad-Basra railway line enters into service

The passenger and cargo railway passes through various cities.

Al-ShorfaMon, May 19, 2014 Tue, May 20, 2014

Iraq earmarks funds for emergency medical aid

Funds will be used to buy medical supplies, medicines, and generators.

Al-ShorfaFri, Jul 11, 2014 Wed, Jul 16, 2014

GOI launches project to loan 80 billion Iraqi dinars to farmers

The loan will allow for farmers to acquire agricultural equipment and seeds for digging canals and water wells.

Al-ShorfaFri, May 16, 2014 Tue, May 20, 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

Iraq's Maysan begins development projects

Foundation stones laid for eight development projects worth $7.7M for cities across the province.

Al-ShorfaFri, Aug 1, 2014 Fri, Aug 8, 2014

Iraq to subsidize Ramadan foods

The government allocated $500 million to subsidize basic foods during Ramadan, in an effort to protect families from price hikes.

Al-ShorfaWed, Jul 2, 2014 Tue, Jul 8, 2014

Iraq launches three housing projects

The Ministry of Construction and Housing has announced the housing projects will include schools, markets and health centres.

Al-ShorfaTue, Dec 3, 2013 Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Iraq creates 19 new colleges

The new colleges and departments at Baghdad University will facilitate higher education in Iraq, and include programs in environmental studies, genetic engineering and various branches of the humanities.

Al-ShorfaTue, Aug 20, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Lukman Faily: Iraq seeks strong, enduring partnership with United States

Ambassador Faily illustrates in an opinion piece in the San Jose Mercury News why Iraq yearns for a stronger partnership with the U.S., discusses the gratitude for all that America has done to help free Iraq from terrorism and tyranny, and reiterates that the U.S. has a no more committed Middle East partner than Iraq.

San Jose Mercury NewsTue, Sep 3, 2013 Tue, Sep 3, 2013

UNHCR and WFP chiefs praise open border policy for Syrian refugees in Iraq's Kurdistan region

The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme are praising Iraq's Kurdistan regional government for being an anchor of peace and giving refuge to almost 200,000 Syrians fleeing the current crisis in their country.

United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesFri, Aug 30, 2013 Wed, Sep 4, 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

UNDP Iraq Youth Training Camp

A group of 70 young people from all parts of Iraq and diverse ethnic and religious representations attended a youth training camp at American University. Participants noted that although their backgrounds were different, they were all united in humanity - a critical outcome from the session.

United Nations Development ProgrammeMon, Sep 2, 2013 Wed, Sep 4, 2013