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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

Iraqi leader, at UN, highlights progress despite ‘evil will’ of region’s terrorist groups

30 September 2015 – The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is being held as the world tackles myriad challenges, especially ones posed by the terrorist group known as Da'esh or the Islamic State, the Prime Minister of Iraq told world leaders attending the annual debate in New York.

UN News CentreWed, Sep 30, 2015 Tue, Oct 6, 2015

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

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit the White House

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 23, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq

The White HouseMon, Mar 23, 2015 Mon, Mar 23, 2015

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

President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL

Summary: In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama speaks to the nation about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.

The White HouseWed, Jan 11, 2017 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

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

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 parliament supports Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline project

$18 billion pipeline will help Iraq increase its oil exports across the world.

ZawyaSun, May 18, 2014 Wed, May 21, 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

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

Devco make successful shipment to Iraq

The contract with the Oklahoma-based company is backed by EX-IM Bank to support hundreds of US small business jobs, while also supporting the sulfur and agricultural industries in Iraq.

Energy GlobalEnergy Global logoTue, May 27, 2014 Wed, May 28, 2014

New Gulf infrastructure opens up export growth

A new platform metering crude in the Basra Gulf was put into action.

Iraq Oil ReportWed, Jun 4, 2014 Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Iraq oil exports increase by 8% in May

The average price of a barrel of Iraqi oil stood at $100.80 dollars in May, which added revenues of $8.07 billion dollars.

Iraqi NewsWed, Jun 4, 2014 Mon, Jun 9, 2014

US announces $56 million in humanitarian aid to Iraqis affected by violence

Today at the UN General Assembly event on the humanitarian emergency in Iraq, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced that the United States is providing more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected by violence and are in urgent need of help from the international community. This new funding brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Iraq humanitarian response to nearly $534 million since the start of Fiscal Year 2014.

U.S. Department of StateWed, Sep 30, 2015 Tue, Oct 6, 2015

Iraqi prime minister touts plan to retake Mosul, says ISIS is losing momentum

Claiming a victory in Ramadi over ISIS, Iraqi security forces now plan to retake Mosul.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Iraqi military and local police forces will work together to make it happen. That cooperation will make it "much, much easier," he said.

He repeated his pledge to give ISIS the boot from Iraq in 2016 "like we surprised the world by liberating al Ramadi -- nobody thought we would, or we can, but we did."

CNNCNN logoFri, Jan 29, 2016 Fri, Jan 29, 2016

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

Ambassador Faily talks ISIS fight as Russia ramps up in Syria

Michael Holmes, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily about the anti-ISIS fight in his country.

CNNCNN logoThu, Oct 8, 2015 Thu, Oct 8, 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

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