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Better and Safer Roads in Iraq will Boost Regional Trade, Save Lives and Promote Citizens Engagement

The World Bank recently approved the Iraq Transport Corridors Project, a $355 million project to focus on enabling Iraqi staff to plan, manage implement and maintain infrastructure projects.

The World BankThu, Dec 19, 2013 Mon, Jan 6, 2014

UN Council backs Iraq government

The UN Security Council expressed strong support for continued efforts of the Iraqi government to meet the security needs of the entire Iraqi population.

Sky NewsSat, Jan 11, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Shell Oil announces progress at Majnoon Oilfield

The oilfield successfully produced its first shipment of crude oil, marking a significant milestone.

Oil & Gas JournalMon, Apr 7, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Iraq seals deal for Karbala refinery

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil recently approved a contract for a Karbala refinery, which will produce a wide range of petroleum products and serve growing domestic demand.

Oil & Gas JournalThu, Jan 9, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Iraq, Jordan seek funding for rail link

A proposed 420km railway line between the two countries would directly link Baghdad and Aqaba, and would provide cargo and passenger services between the cities.

Emirates 24|7Thu, Jan 9, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

EU announces future commitments for development cooperation with Iraq

The proposed areas of cooperation will include Rule of Law and Human Rights; Capacity Building in primary and secondary education; and Sustainable Energy for all.

European CommissionMon, Jan 20, 2014 Wed, Jan 22, 2014

UN to Help Iraq With Environmental Restoration

A new five-year cooperation agreement with the UN Environment Programme will focus on environmental legislation; biodiversity conservation; green economy; cleaner production; resource efficiency; combating dust storms; and climate change adaptation.

Environment News ServiceSun, Jan 26, 2014 Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Fallujah’s Liberation From ISIL Control Progressing, Official Says

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 — Iraqi security forces operations backed by the U.S.-led coalition are progressing toward liberating the key Iraqi city of Fallujah from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control and killed the city’s ISIL commander, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told Pentagon reporters today.

Briefing from Baghdad by teleconference, Warren said Iraqi forces have cleared Karmah, 10 miles northeast of Fallujah, but have not yet entered the city of about 50,000 Iraqi residents.

Defense NewsThu, Jun 2, 2016 Thu, Jun 2, 2016

Iraq Heading Toward Fully Operational Air Force

The US is expected to be a key partner in this process.

Defense NewsMon, Feb 10, 2014 Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Iraq is Returning to its Pre-War Self

Crude output continues to grow in Iraq, with exports at an expected 4 million bpd by the end of 2014.

The Motley FoolSun, Feb 9, 2014 Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Prime Minister Al-Maliki: A Comprehensive Strategy Against Terrorism

Prime Minister Al-Maliki penned an essay in which he affirms that Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.

Foreign PolicyTue, Feb 18, 2014 Tue, Feb 18, 2014

IHEC CEO reports an increase in voters who take over their e-cards

More than 1.2 million electronic voter e-cards have been distributed ahead of the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections in April, 2014.

Independent High Electoral Commission of IraqWed, Feb 19, 2014 Tue, Feb 25, 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

Iraq approves power plant investments

Iraq's Electricity Minister highlighted the government’s plan to make power plants more energy efficient at the recent MEED Iraq Energy Projects conference.

Trade ArabiaFri, Feb 28, 2014 Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Scientists shocked to find coral reef in murky waters off Iraq

The researchers say that further study of the Iraqi reefs can help scientists understand how coral and other marine species will adapt to conditions brought on by global warming.

Los Angeles TimesSat, Mar 8, 2014 Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Standard Chartered Bank opens second branch in Iraq

The opening of the second branch makes Standard Chartered the only international bank to have full-fledged on-the-ground wholesale banking operations in two of the main cities in Iraq.

CPI FinancialTue, Mar 4, 2014 Wed, Mar 12, 2014

US and Iraq Hold First TIFA Meeting

The meeting of the Joint Council, established under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement seeks to provide a forum for discussions on trade & economic issues between the US and Iraq.

Tax-NewsWed, Mar 12, 2014 Thu, Mar 13, 2014

Samsung Engineering secures $840M Iraq plant order

The project will involve engineering and design, procurement and construction of operations.

Global PostMon, Mar 31, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

ADIB Plans Expansion in Iraq

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the only UAE lender in Iraq, announced plans to operate three branches in Iraq by the end of the year.

The NationalSat, Apr 5, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 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