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Iraq: can a dusty war zone become a golden opportunity?

Banks, hotel chains and property developers find corporate bright spots in Iraq.

Financial TimesSun, Oct 6, 2013 Tue, Oct 8, 2013

Opportunities for Family Offices in Iraq

Iraq's continued economic growth presents new opportunities for individuals interested in frontier investments, an environment that attracts many family offices.

CampdenFBThu, Oct 17, 2013 Tue, Oct 22, 2013

The Reemergence of the Iraqi Scientific Community

The establishment of the Iraqi Virtual Science Library, developed in collaboration with the US Departments of State and Defense and the National Academies of Science, fosters knowledge by allowing professionals to conduct research and share their findings with the Iraqi scientific community.

Wired.comFri, Oct 18, 2013 Tue, Oct 22, 2013

Musical history: Multi-national project to reconstruct Iraq’s historic golden lyre

An Austrian harp maker is reconstructing Mesopotamia’s ancient Golden Lyre of Ur, in hopes of gifting it to the Iraqi people upon completion.

Niqash.orgThu, Oct 24, 2013 Tue, Oct 29, 2013

UNESCO Recognizes Recent Vocational and Technical Graduates

Graduates of the program completed technical, vocational and business training and were awarded loans to start their own businesses in Iraq.

UNAMITue, Nov 12, 2013 Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Iraq Economy to Surge on a Wave of Oil

The International Monetary Fund predicted that the economy would grow by 6% in 2014.

International Business TimesFri, Mar 28, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Iraq’s Position as a Major Oil Producer

Iraq has the potential to be the world’s largest crude exporter, with its geology offering prime benefits.

International Business TimesThu, Nov 14, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Emaar to Launch Development in Erbil

Emmar to take advantage of Iraq’s economic growth with plans to build a mini-city with housing developments, a business district and shopping mall, and education and healthcare centers. The project is also expected to create 45,000 jobs.

Khaleej TimesFri, Nov 15, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Multiple Museums Scheduled to Open in Iraq

The National Museum in Baghdad and the Basra Museum are expected to reopen in the next few years; while plans are being developed for construction of other new museums in Iraq.

The Art NewspaperThu, Nov 14, 2013 Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Iraq and Turkey Agree on Opening New Border Gates

The two new gates are set to make a considerable contribution to trade in the Middle East.

Hürriyet Daily NewsFri, Nov 22, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Cultural Diplomacy Boosts Iraqi-Kuwaiti Relations

Iraqi Ambassador to Kuwait highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy in strengthening relations and fostering mutual understanding between Iraq and Kuwait.

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)Mon, Nov 25, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

The First Baghdad International Theater Festival

The first Baghdad International Theater Festival welcomed Iraqi, European and MENA plays and performances, signaling cultural expansion in Baghdad.

Sada JournalThu, Nov 21, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

Detroit Firms to Design $600M Oil Tech University in Iraq

Iraq’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research is in Michigan this week to tour energy-efficient buildings, classrooms and building aesthetics.

WWJ-TVMon, Nov 25, 2013 Tue, Nov 26, 2013

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

Speakers at London Conference Highlight Iraq Potentials, Challenges

Distinguished speakers gathered together to discuss ways for continued economic growth, foreign investment, and wide-ranging reform across all of Iraq.

RudawFri, May 23, 2014 Wed, May 28, 2014

Erbil to Host Major Oil & Gas Conference

More than 100 international energy companies and 800 political and diplomatic figures are expected to attend the Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference 2013 next month.

RudawWed, Nov 27, 2013 Thu, Nov 28, 2013

Baghdad Approves $15m in Aid to Syrian Regions

Humanitarian assistance will include fuel, food and medicine.

RudawWed, Nov 27, 2013 Thu, Nov 28, 2013

Iraq Reconstruction Results in Stadium Boom

New stadiums are part of a national effort by Iraq’s Ministry of Youth and Sport to rebuild and foster unity.

SourceableTue, Dec 10, 2013 Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Ban satisfied with Iraq's cooperation

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his appreciation that Iraq continues to deposit a percentage of its oil revenues to the Compensation Fund, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.

Business StandardFri, Dec 20, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014

Iraq: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Conflict-Affected Cities

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 – A new World Bank project in Iraq will support the reconstruction of the country’s conflict-wrecked infrastructure and restore public services in municipal areas under Government control. The US$350 million financial assistance package, approved by the World Bank Board of Directors today, will contribute to Iraq’s efforts to rebuild state institutions and put the economy on the path to recovery in areas where conflict has subsided.

The World BankTue, Jul 7, 2015 Thu, Jul 9, 2015