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Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with Kuwaiti Prime Minister

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with Kuwait’s prime minister on June 12, 2013. The meeting signaled improving relations between the neighboring countries. The leaders hailed the recent talks as the start of a new chapter in their relationship and signed a series of agreements aimed at improving bilateral ties.

The Washington PostWed, Jun 12, 2013 Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Hoshyar Zebari: Iraq and the United States face a common enemy in the Islamic State

"We face a common enemy. We must wage a common struggle. And we must win a common victory for the sake of people everywhere and generations yet unborn."

The Washington PostFri, Aug 22, 2014 Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Nouri al-Maliki: The U.S. has a foreign-policy partner in Iraq

On the 10th anniversary of the overthrow of Saddam Hussien, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki penned an opinion piece in the Washington Post discussing the importance of the U.S.-Iraqi partnership.

The Washington PostMon, Apr 8, 2013 Sun, Apr 14, 2013

Iraq: the world's next big eco-tourism destination?

Iraq's southern marshes could become a centre for eco-tourism, based around floating hotels and guided wildlife tours, according to the winner of one of the world's most prestigious environmental prizes.

The marshlands between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers are frequently described as the Garden of Eden or the Cradle of Civilisation.

The TelegraphWed, Apr 17, 2013 Wed, Apr 17, 2013

Nasdaq Helps Set Up Iraq Erbil Bourse After Qatar Sale

Operations will open a gateway for foreign investors in Iraq, with at least 25 companies listing shares on the Erbil exchange by the end of 2014.

BloombergThu, Oct 3, 2013 Sat, Oct 5, 2013

Shell, Mitsubishi Will Start Iraq Plant on April 15

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Mitsubishi Corp. (8058) will start capturing gas from Iraq’s oil fields next week in a $17 billion project known as Basra Gas Co.

“Basra Gas Co. will start operations officially on April 15,” said Ali Hussain Khudayir, director general of South Gas Co., which represents the Iraqi government’s controlling stake in the Basra Gas Co. venture.

BloombergThu, Apr 11, 2013 Thu, Apr 11, 2013

Iraq Expands Airport to Shake off War-Torn Era With Bigger Fleet

Coinciding with efforts to revive its travel industry and lure tourists, Iraq plans to construct a new central airport with a capacity of 20 million passengers a year. Iraq will also continue fleet expansion and revamping of its civil aviation infrastructure.

BloombergSat, Aug 24, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Citigroup Opens in Iraq as CEO Scales Back Some Markets

Citigroup Inc. said it’s seeking to benefit from an estimated $1 trillion of infrastructure spending in Iraq as the country rebuilds roads and bridges after the war. This comes as Citigroup's CEO seeks to scale back operations in other nations.

BloombergWed, Jun 26, 2013 Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Iraq Buys $1.56 Billion of Gold, Biggest Purchase in 3 Years

The Central Bank of Iraq acquired the gold to help stabilize the Iraqi dinar against foreign currencies.

BloombergTue, Mar 25, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

JPMorgan Deepens Iraq Business After Citi, Standard Chartered

JPMorgan signed a one-year agreement to help the Trade Bank of Iraq finance imports of goods and services as Iraq continues to strengthen its economy.

BloombergSun, Jul 7, 2013 Mon, Jul 8, 2013

Shell to Start Iraq Oil Output Amid Plans for Saudi Investments

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) will start producing crude at Iraq’s Majnoon oil field as early as next month and plans to increase energy investments in Saudi Arabia, its regional vice president said.

BloombergThu, May 16, 2013 Wed, May 22, 2013

Iraq Pumps Crude at Record Level Amid Plummeting Prices

Iraq is pumping crude at a record pace and will continue to boost exports this year amid a supply glut that’s pushed prices down, Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said.

BloombergMon, Jan 19, 2015 Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Iraq Generates Increased Revenue From Crude Exports in July

The Oil Ministry reports that Iraq generated 6.9 percent more from crude sales in July, compared with the previous month.

BloombergTue, Aug 20, 2013 Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Azzam Alwash of Iraq Receives 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize

"...the Mesopotamian marshes are starting to flourish again as a result of Alwash’s advocacy. Almost half of the original area is now flooded again, and the Sumerians have begun to reestablish their lives. In what is perhaps the most telling evidence of his success elevating the importance of the environment in Iraq, the restored marshes are slated to be established as the country’s first national park in the spring of 2013."

The Goldman Environmental PrizeMon, Apr 15, 2013 Mon, Apr 15, 2013

Britain boosts Iraq military trainers to combat Islamic State

The United Kingdom will send an additional 125 military trainers to Iraq to counter the rising threat from the Islamic State, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday at the G-7 summit.

The prime minister's office said the military personnel were being provided at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. They will chiefly help Iraqi forces learn how to deal with improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.

USA TodaySun, Jun 7, 2015 Wed, Jun 10, 2015

One of 7 wonders of the world finally tracked down

There has long been a slight problem with the declaration of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world -- there was no proof it actually existed. Now, an Oxford University researcher says...

USA TodayMon, May 6, 2013 Tue, May 7, 2013

President Masum: Stopping ISIL a global duty

Iraq must enter into a new partnership with the international community -- a historic partnership to end evil.

USA TodayWed, Sep 24, 2014 Wed, Sep 24, 2014

The Foreign Minister Receives Phone Call from Turkish Counterpart

Foreign Minister Excellency Mohamed A. Alhakim received a phone call from his Turkish counterpart Excellency Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu congratulating him on his role as Foreign Minister in the new Iraqi government, stressing Turkey's keenness to develop bilateral relations and his readiness to cooperate fully with Minister Alhakim.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsFri, Oct 26, 2018 Fri, Oct 26, 2018

The Foreign Minister Discusses with Iranian Counterpart Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation between Baghdad and Tehran

oreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim stressed that Iraq is interested in strengthening bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and Tehran, and the importance of achieving strategic partnerships in all fields to achieve the aspirations of both friendly peoples.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Mar 3, 2020 Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Foreign Minister Meets Qatari Counterpart in Doha

Foreign Minister Mohamed A. Alhakim met with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammad Abdul Rahman Al-Thani on Thursday 10/1/2019 on the sidelines of the official visit of President Barham Saleh to Qatar to discuss several issues of mutual interest.

Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsThu, Jan 10, 2019 Thu, Jan 10, 2019