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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

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

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

How to Foster Peace After ISIS in Iraq

When Iraqi tribal leaders were forced to flee the city of Hawija in northern Iraq as the Islamic State seized the area in 2014, they weren’t much concerned with advancing the rule of law. But last year, as ISIS’s grip weakened and the possibility of returning to Hawija grew nearer, the leaders faced the prospect of an aftermath stained by revenge killings of collaborators and demand for “blood money” in compensation. Such tribal justice could set off new rounds of violence and instability.

United States Institute of PeaceFri, Feb 10, 2017 Fri, Feb 10, 2017

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

Conference paves way for Erbil Tourism

Travel companies from around the world joined members of the Iraqi government and the international community for the conference, which paves the way for Erbil’s position as Middle East Tourism Capital of 2014.

Iraq Business NewsThu, Nov 28, 2013 Thu, Dec 5, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Proposed Referendum

Office of the Press Secretary

September 15, 2017

Embassy of the United States - Baghdad, IraqFri, Sep 15, 2017 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

US Embassy in Baghdad Hosts Business Roundtable

US Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Beecroft held a meeting with multiple American companies currently operating in Iraq.

Embassy of the United States - Baghdad, IraqSun, Oct 20, 2013 Tue, Oct 22, 2013

US, Iraq Collaborate on Electricity and Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy recently conducted a workshop, supported by the SFA, to provide tools and methods for Iraqi engineers to enhance efficiency and safety of electricity distribution.

Embassy of the United States - Baghdad, IraqTue, Oct 1, 2013 Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Sumitomo invests in Iraq car dealer

The Japanese company acquired a stake in SAS Automotive Services, Ltd., a subsidiary of Iraq’s largest automotive business.

The Japan TimesThu, Oct 3, 2013 Sat, Oct 5, 2013

Fourth Iraq Mega Project Conference & Expo puts Iraq oilfield needs front and centre

The conference held in Dubai gathered together policy makers, investors and key players in Iraq’s oil field production industry.

MENAFNWed, Oct 2, 2013 Sat, Oct 5, 2013

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

Iraq has considerable untapped growth potential, finds TNS study

Many see Iraq as “The next big one,” according to a recent study which unveils a deeper understanding into the Iraqi consumer.

Business Intelligence Middle EastWed, Oct 2, 2013 Sat, Oct 5, 2013

International companies aim to set up shop in Iraq despite violence

Iraq’s economic potential is trumping security concerns and has expanded dramatically after years of international sanctions and civil strife.

Financial TimesSun, Dec 29, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014