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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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