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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

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

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

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

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

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 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