News & Announcements

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New Baghdad housing project to serve widows, orphans

The Iraqi Ministry of Construction and Housing laid the foundation stone for a new housing compound in Baghdad's al-Nahrawan district.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaFri, May 16, 2014 Wed, May 21, 2014

Iraq forms panel to protect natural heritage sites

The committee will work to further the goals set out in the National Strategy for the Protection of the Environment for 2014-2017.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, May 15, 2014 Tue, May 20, 2014

GOI launches project to loan 80 billion Iraqi dinars to farmers

The loan will allow for farmers to acquire agricultural equipment and seeds for digging canals and water wells.

Al-ShorfaFri, May 16, 2014 Tue, May 20, 2014

Baghdad-Basra railway line enters into service

The passenger and cargo railway passes through various cities.

Al-ShorfaMon, May 19, 2014 Tue, May 20, 2014

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

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

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 Awards 2 Deals Worth Nearly $1B for Oilfield

Britian-based Petrofac Ltd. and China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corp. were approved for management, engineering, procurement and construction work at Iraq’s largest oil field.

Associated PressWed, May 7, 2014 Wed, May 7, 2014

Iraqi Ministry of Health Announces Plan to Build Cancer Hospital in Baghdad

The hospital will be one of the ministry’s key projects for 2014 and will bolster Iraq’s ability to treat patients.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaTue, Apr 29, 2014 Tue, May 6, 2014

Iraqis praise smooth balloting process

Citizens described elections as a historic day and were proud to exercise the democratic right to vote for a better future.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaTue, May 6, 2014 Tue, May 6, 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

Muslim Women's Association DC Hosts International Bazaar

The Muslim Women's Association of Washington, DC hosted an International Bazaar on Saturday, May 10 featuring exotic foods and handcrafts, rugs and more, from Islamic countries.

Mon, May 5, 2014

Ambassador Faily Runs as Distinguished Guest at Iraqi Children Foundation "IN THEIR SHOES" 5K Run

Participants ran to benefit desperately poor Iraqi orphans and street children after years of war.

Mon, May 5, 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

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

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

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

Iraq, UN work to strengthen Iraqi judicial authority

Through the partnership, the Iraqi legal system continues to develop and reach a state where transparency, integrity, and principles of justice can grow.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 17, 2014 Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Baghdad exhibit celebrates 100 women artists

The third annual exhibit represented a success not only for the women artists, but also the triumph of beauty and art over the violence and darkness of terrorism.

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 17, 2014 Tue, Apr 22, 2014

#AskIraq: Ambassador Faily’s Third Twitter Q&A

Ambassador Faily (@FailyLukman) answered questions picked by The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin from Twitter using the #AskIraq hashtag ahead of Iraq’s April 30 elections and the Ambassador’s Boston Marathon run.

Mon, Apr 14, 2014