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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

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

New Gulf infrastructure opens up export growth

A new platform metering crude in the Basra Gulf was put into action.

Iraq Oil ReportWed, Jun 4, 2014 Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Devco make successful shipment to Iraq

The contract with the Oklahoma-based company is backed by EX-IM Bank to support hundreds of US small business jobs, while also supporting the sulfur and agricultural industries in Iraq.

Energy GlobalEnergy Global logoTue, May 27, 2014 Wed, May 28, 2014

Iraq’s energy potential

Below are highlights from a speech given by Andrea Leadsom, UK Energy Minister at the Iraqi Petroleum Conference 2015.

“In an increasingly interdependent world, energy security cannot be a wholly domestic issue. Only with strong and stable energy partners across the world can we achieve secure access to energy, a well functioning energy market and stability to plan for the future. Recent events in Russia and Ukraine have made this clearer than ever.”

Iraq’s energy potential

Energy GlobalEnergy Global logoTue, Jun 9, 2015 Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Society of Petroleum Engineers Basra meeting a success

More than 180 attendees from 50 regional and international companies attended the conference to share knowledge and discuss opportunities.

ZawyaMon, May 5, 2014 Wed, May 14, 2014

Iraq parliament supports Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline project

$18 billion pipeline will help Iraq increase its oil exports across the world.

ZawyaSun, May 18, 2014 Wed, May 21, 2014

Interview: Election Was 'Entirely Iraqi-Owned Process'

Nikolay Mladenov said Iraqis “deserve a lot of credit for a very professional manner in which they approached the organization of the election."

Radio Free Europe/Radio LibertyWed, May 7, 2014 Wed, May 7, 2014

Iraq exports 2.509 million b/d crude in April, all from south: ministry figures

Iraq set a new post-war record in April for exports through its southern terminals, surpassing the previous 2 million b/d record established in February 2013.

Platts, McGraw Hill FinancialMon, May 5, 2014 Tue, May 6, 2014

Statement by President Obama on Elections in Iraq

President Obama: "The United States will continue to stand with the Iraqi people as partners in their pursuit of a peaceful, unified and prosperous future."

The White HouseThu, May 1, 2014 Fri, May 2, 2014

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit the White House

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 23, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq

The White HouseMon, Mar 23, 2015 Mon, Mar 23, 2015

President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL

Summary: In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama speaks to the nation about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.

The White HouseWed, Jan 11, 2017 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Upcoming national elections ‘important milestone’ for Iraq, Ban says ahead of polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of Wednesday’s national elections for peace and stability in Iraq and called for creating the necessary conditions to enable all citizens to participate in the polls.

UN News CentreTue, Apr 29, 2014 Tue, Apr 29, 2014

Iraqi leader, at UN, highlights progress despite ‘evil will’ of region’s terrorist groups

30 September 2015 – The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is being held as the world tackles myriad challenges, especially ones posed by the terrorist group known as Da'esh or the Islamic State, the Prime Minister of Iraq told world leaders attending the annual debate in New York.

UN News CentreWed, Sep 30, 2015 Tue, Oct 6, 2015

U.S. voters cast votes in Iraq election: 'It's amazing'

Iraqi voters living in the United States say it is important for them to show up and have a say who is governing their home country.

Chicago TribuneSun, Apr 27, 2014 Mon, Apr 28, 2014

ADIB Plans Expansion in Iraq

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the only UAE lender in Iraq, announced plans to operate three branches in Iraq by the end of the year.

The NationalSat, Apr 5, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Samsung Engineering secures $840M Iraq plant order

The project will involve engineering and design, procurement and construction of operations.

Global PostMon, Mar 31, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 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

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

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