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Iraq unveils plans for first new public library since 1970s

Library plans highlight Baghdad’s new Youth City project with a design that will engage and empower visitors. The architectural firm will partner with a New York-based library consulting firm to build a collection of over three million books, including rare manuscripts.

Asharq Al-AwsatTue, Jul 16, 2013 Tue, Jul 16, 2013

Iraq’s top tourist destination prepares to welcome the world

The city of Erbil prepares to celebrate its appointment as 2014’s Capital for Arab Tourism.

Asharq Al-AwsatSat, Dec 28, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014

A lesson from Iraq

Iraq's new ambassador to the United States is optimistic about the future of Iraq. From the U.N. lifting decades-old sanctions to recent elections and oil production, Mr. Faily has good reason to be looking ahead.

WORLD MagazineFri, Jul 12, 2013 Mon, Jul 15, 2013

Wyndham Hotel opens in Iraq

Wyndham Hotel Group announces its entry into Iraq with hopes of attracting business and leisure travelers to its new hotel in Kurdistan.

eTurboNewsMon, Jul 8, 2013 Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Grasp Iraq’s Outstretched Hand

Iraq's economic potential continues to grow. Citigroup says Iraq could be a $2 trillion economy by 2050 and Ambassador Faily has reiterated that increased investments in Iraq reflect a more positive era in U.S.-Iraq relations.

Commentary MagazineFri, Jul 5, 2013 Mon, Jul 8, 2013

Prime Minister Al-Abadi: A United Iraq Is Pushing ISIS Back

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi penned an opinion editorial in The Wall Street Journal about how Iraqis are fighting back against transnational terrorists on the battlefront and on the home front.

The Wall Street JournalThu, Dec 18, 2014 Thu, Dec 18, 2014

First Production from Iraq's Majnoon Field Expected in July

First production from Iraq's Majnoon field is expected in July, Thamir Ghadbhan, top energy advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said on June 18, 2013. The giant Majnoon oil field is being developed by a consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA).

The Wall Street JournalTue, Jun 18, 2013 Wed, Jun 19, 2013

Shell Opens Iraqi Oil Field

Marking a milestone for both Iraq and Shell, the oil company recently inaugurated the Majnoon oil field.

The Wall Street JournalSun, Oct 6, 2013 Tue, Oct 8, 2013

Iraq to Store Strategic Oil in South Korea

Iraq is one of the top crude suppliers to South Korea. The two countries will sign an agreement for comprehensive cooperation in energy matters, including oil, gas and electricity.

The Wall Street JournalWed, Sep 11, 2013 Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Shell to Continue Investment in Iraq

The intention to move forward with a petrochemical plant follows a meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Shell Chief Executive.

The Wall Street JournalTue, Nov 19, 2013 Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Iraq Banks Adopt Technology to Boost Business

The National Bank of Iraq will introduce internet and mobile banking this year, as well as install ATM’s, which is a major step for a bank operating in a cash-based economy.

The Wall Street JournalMon, Jan 27, 2014 Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Hill International Receives $54 Million Contract from Basra Governorate in Iraq

The global construction management firm headquartered in the U.S., will assist with Basra’s 2040 Strategic Plan to rehabilitate infrastructure throughout the region.

The Wall Street JournalFri, Nov 22, 2013 Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Hill International Selected as Project Manager for Al Samawah Stadium in Iraq

The global construction management firm headquartered in the U.S. will provide services in connection with the new Olympic-sized 20,000-seat stadium in Iraq.

The Wall Street JournalThu, Dec 5, 2013 Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Iraq to get $6 trillion from energy in new strategy

Iraq recently unveiled an ambitious Integrated National Energy Strategy, which aims to raise $6 trillion from oil and gas sales by 2030 and massively increase local power generation. Iraq anticipates it will increase employment levels and living standards through this strategy.

The Economic TimesWed, Jun 12, 2013 Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Iraq to Raise Bank Capital To Address Housing Crisis

The governments two banks will run a credit program to help citizens finance private housing projects.

Al-MonitorWed, Sep 18, 2013 Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Babylon awaits tourists' return

In an attempt to bring tourists back to Babil, cultural authorities are focusing on organized tours as well as promoting the city as a place for meetings and festivals. Of note, the city already hosts the Babylon Festival for International Cultures and Arts.

Al-MonitorFri, May 8, 2015 Tue, May 12, 2015

American University Graduates Students From Across Iraq

The American University of Iraq in Sulaimaniyah brings together Iraq’s various religious and ethnic groups, providing education away from the country's sectarian divide.

Al-MonitorTue, Jun 4, 2013 Thu, Jun 6, 2013

Iraqi book festival draws thousands

Iraqis express their desire for Baghdad's role to be restored by taking part in the Iraqi Reading Festival in Abu Nawas park.

Al-MonitorSun, Oct 12, 2014 Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Qatar Airways launches fourth destination in Republic of Iraq

The launch marks the rapid expansion by Qatar Airways in Iraq since the middle of 2012 when it began flights to Erbil, followed by the capital Baghdad and, earlier this year, Najaf.

TravelDailyNews InternationalWed, Jun 5, 2013 Wed, Jun 5, 2013

Iraq to restore ancient arch to woo back tourists

Iraqi authorities have contracted a Czech firm to carry out a 10-month restoration of the ancient Arch of Ctesiphon as part of a plan to boost tourism to the once-popular site.

Agence France-PresseMon, Jun 3, 2013 Wed, Jun 5, 2013