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Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim on the European Union-Iraq relations and regional cooperation

Iraq and EU strongly affirm their shared commitment to peace and stability in the wider Middle East and call for the de-escalation of the current tensions in the region, reminding that the risks and the consequences may affect Iraq, the region and beyond. The EU and Iraq share a common vision for the region and wish to proactively support actions and initiatives to promote dialogue instead of confrontation, aiming to build a cooperative framework based on shared interests. Cooperation is the strongest foundation of a long-term regional security, stability and sustainable development. The... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsWed, Jul 17, 2019 Sun, Jul 14, 2019

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

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

Iraq’s Victory over ISIS Embodies the Values of Hussein’s Revolution, President Salih Says at Ashura Ceremony

Imam Hussein bin Ali (peace be upon him) always calls to us to follow the paths of freedom, goodness, raising awareness of social issues, and peace, President Salih said in a speech delivered in Iraqi Kurdistan today.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019 Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Iraq’s Transition: Remarks by Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Noori al-Maliki

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Prime Minister Maliki for public remarks and a discussion on U.S.-Iraq relations, and the current challenges facing Iraq and the region. USIP President Mr. Jim Marshall and Ambassador Beth Jones delivered opening remarks.

Fri, Nov 1, 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

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

Iraq’s National Day

On the occasion of Iraq’s National Day, we proudly and fondly recall our ancient history and rich heritage; we commend the steadfastness and perseverance of Iraqis, wishing our cherished country further development, progress and prosperity

Tue, Oct 3, 2023 Tue, Oct 3, 2023

Iraq’s energy sector brings jobs and prosperity

A new national energy strategy is the result of closely coordinated efforts between key Iraqi ministries and calls for investments in oil infrastructure and development of the electrical grid.

The World BankTue, May 6, 2014 Wed, May 14, 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

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

Iraqis in the United States cast their ballots

Iraqis living in the United States cast their ballots in seven states to elect their representatives in the Iraqi parliament.

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the Independent High Electoral Commission, Mr. Mukdad al Sharify confirmed on April 27, 2014 that the UNHCR offices oversees opened 103 polling stations around the world to allow Iraqis living abroad to vote.

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

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

Iraqi-Turkish Relations and Steps Towards a Strategic Relationship

During the meeting, which brought together the Foreign Ministers of Iraq and Turkey, Minister Alhakim and Minister Çavuşoğlu , who discussed issues of interest to the two neighboring countries.

Minister Alhakim stressed the importance and depth of the Iraqi-Turkish relations, which extend to great social, economic and political horizons stressing that the two countries must coordinate all efforts to overcome the obstacles that prevent the establishment of balanced and sustainable relations. In the same context, the Minister called on Turkey to support the reconstruction of... Read more...

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Jan 4, 2019 Fri, Jan 4, 2019

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

Iraqi women journalists win essay contest

Three Iraqi women journalists have won a United Nations contest which seeks to highlight the everyday challenges faced by women living in the Middle Eastern country.

United Nations RadioThu, May 9, 2013 Tue, May 14, 2013

Iraqi supreme Commander of Armed Forces Dr.Haider Al-Abadi announces triumph in Liberating Tal Afar and whole of Nineveh Province

In the Name Of Allah Most Passionate Merciful
Allah is the Greatest of all ,thanks mostly for it
The happiness is completed and Triumph achieved ,Nineveh province totally liberated by the hands of our heroic forces.

I declared to you that Tal Afar steadfastness joined the liberated Mosul and returned to the homeland, where in recent days we have eliminated terrorists and crushed them in Ayadiyah and other areas and we will not allow them to escape, and this is our firmed position towards these criminals whose presence in any place a threat to all people of the region... Read more...

Iraq Prime Minister's Media OfficeThu, Aug 31, 2017 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Iraqi Students Participating in US State Department Program Visit Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC

Students were part of the Dialogue Institute program, “Study of the U.S. Institute on Religious Pluralism.” Students met with staff and learned more about the Embassy’s role in the U.S.

Fri, Aug 2, 2013

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

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