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Iraq oil exports increase by 8% in May

The average price of a barrel of Iraqi oil stood at $100.80 dollars in May, which added revenues of $8.07 billion dollars.

Iraqi NewsWed, Jun 4, 2014 Mon, Jun 9, 2014

US announces $56 million in humanitarian aid to Iraqis affected by violence

Today at the UN General Assembly event on the humanitarian emergency in Iraq, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced that the United States is providing more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected by violence and are in urgent need of help from the international community. This new funding brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Iraq humanitarian response to nearly $534 million since the start of Fiscal Year 2014.

U.S. Department of StateWed, Sep 30, 2015 Tue, Oct 6, 2015

Iraqi Prime Minister: ISIS advance ‘is being reversed'

The extreme Islamist group ISIS is being pushed back, the Iraqi Prime Minister told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday.

CNNCNN logoThu, Jan 22, 2015 Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Ambassador Faily talks ISIS fight as Russia ramps up in Syria

Michael Holmes, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily about the anti-ISIS fight in his country.

CNNCNN logoThu, Oct 8, 2015 Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Iraqi prime minister touts plan to retake Mosul, says ISIS is losing momentum

Claiming a victory in Ramadi over ISIS, Iraqi security forces now plan to retake Mosul.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Iraqi military and local police forces will work together to make it happen. That cooperation will make it "much, much easier," he said.

He repeated his pledge to give ISIS the boot from Iraq in 2016 "like we surprised the world by liberating al Ramadi -- nobody thought we would, or we can, but we did."

CNNCNN logoFri, Jan 29, 2016 Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Iraqis train with U.S. Air Force to fly F-16 jets

Iraqis train with U.S. Air Force to fly F-16 jets

Margaret Brennan reports from Tucson with an exclusive look at how the Iraqi government is trying to build a new air force with some key help from the U.S. Air Force.

CBS NewsTue, Dec 16, 2014 Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Iraqi Army, Militia Attempt to Retake Tikrit From ISIS

ISIS Must Be Stopped for 'Our Own Sake,' Says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Speaking from Baghdad in an exclusive interview with ABC's "This Week", Prime Minister al-Abadi said the government is eager to liberate ISIS-controlled areas as soon as possible.

ABC NewsSun, Mar 8, 2015 Sun, Mar 8, 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

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

H.E. Prime Minister Dr.Haider Al-Abadi : we are working on building a strong relations with Czech Republic in all fields.


His Excellency Prime Minister Dr.Haider Al-Abadi : we are working on building a strong relations with Czech Republic in all fields.
In a joint press conference with his Czech counterpart Bohuslav Sobotka, his Excellency Prime Minister Dr.Haider Al-Abadi welcomed the guest delegation, praising the Czech support to Iraq in the war against terror , providing humanitarian, medical and navigation training.clarifying that there are agreements in the military equipment supply and other fields.

المكتب الاعلامي لرئيس الوزراءMon, Aug 28, 2017 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

H.E. Prime Minister Dr.Haider al-Abadi congratulates Iraqi Nadia Mura for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize


His Excellency Prime Minister Dr.Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Iraqi Nadia Mura for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Media office of the Prime Minister

المكتب الاعلامي لرئيس الوزراءFri, Oct 5, 2018 Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs meets head of the European Commission for the European Life Development

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Fuad Hussain met the Acting Head of the European Commission for the European Life Development Mr. Margaritis Schinas on Friday 18/2/2022 on the side lines of Munich Security Conference (session 58) held in Munich City/ Germany.

The two sides discussed the cooperation horizons between Iraq and EU on the file of refugee. Mr. Margaritis has commended Iraq`s efforts and its cooperation on this file.

وزارة الخارجية العراقيةMon, Mar 14, 2022 Mon, Mar 14, 2022

Foreign Minister: We Discussed with the Turkish Side the Possibility of Resuming the Work of the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding to Exempt Citizens of Both Countries from Entry Visas, and Turkey Affirms Support for Iraq to Achieve Security and Stability

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein met with his Turkish counterpart, Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, the two sides held talks that focused on bilateral relations, and ways to enhance them in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly countries.

وزارة الخارجية العراقيةMon, Dec 21, 2020 Mon, Dec 21, 2020

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

US-Iraqi Youth Institute Holds Conference On Peace

Members and affiliates of the US-Iraqi Youth Institute with a host of community leaders and politicians met at Greenfield Manor on June 5, 2015 for the Iraqi American Peace Conference. This year’s theme was ISIS: Terrorism Against Childhood.

Groups of students with the organization, families with children, and political and community leaders from Detroit to Baghdad gathered in the main banquet hall for an evening of discussion, video presentations, dinner, and a closing awards ceremony.

Michigan JournalMon, Jun 15, 2015 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

At 17, Zuhal Sultan founded the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. Next test? Continuing despite ISIS

A pianist herself, she wanted to unite fellow Iraqi youth through music, paving a path to peace by bringing together members from the country’s many varied religions and sects.

St. Louis Public RadioThu, Sep 24, 2015 Thu, Oct 1, 2015

On the Banks of the Tigris - trailer

Forgotten origins of Iraqi music celebrated in award-winning documentary

It's hard to say what's most remarkable about an Australian film winning best documentary at the 2015 Baghdad Film Festival.

Yes, the revelations in Melbourne filmmaker Marsha Emerman's On the Banks of the Tigris are profound – for Iraqis at home and in diaspora, for the Jewish songwriters it reinstates in the nation's cultural history, and for an anxious world looking always for signs of unity and reconciliation.

The Sidney Morning HeraldFri, Oct 30, 2015 Mon, Nov 2, 2015

Iraqis are grateful, and still need GIs’ help

Over the past 12 years, American and Iraqi soldiers have fought alongside each other, bled together, died together and wept together to mourn our fallen comrades.

On this Veterans Day, we should honor all the brave fighters who risked their lives and limbs, often making the ultimate sacrifice, to liberate Iraq from tyranny and terrorism.

Iraqis understand why the service and sacrifice of so many Iraqis and Americans must not be in vain.

Stars and Stripes Tue, Nov 10, 2015 Tue, Nov 17, 2015

CNBC: Interview with Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi

CNBC’s Hadley Gamble sat down with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Davos to talk about the country’s progress, economy and fight against the Islamic State. The interview, held during the annual World Economic Forum, began with the prime minister discussing the war against ISIS: “we are achieving victory over ISIS. We have liberated large areas of Iraq from ISIS control. ISIS are on the run now, and they have been defeated in many areas. We have planned for this year, 2016, to get ISIS out of Iraq.

CNBCFri, Jan 29, 2016 Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal is using an exhibit in Windsor, Ont., to resurrect a Baghdad Library

In the long history of cultural destruction caused by war in Iraq, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ont., is the unlikely setting for a project of renewal.

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal hopes to restock a library that was set on fire in Baghdad in 2003. His plan is surprisingly indirect: he’s created book-like objects filled with blank white pages and will exchange them for real books that the library needs.

To make this work he’s counting on help from visitors to his new exhibition.

National PostFri, Feb 5, 2016 Fri, Feb 5, 2016