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UK to Provide Humanitarian Support

Britain will provide an initial £3 million ($5.1 million) of emergency humanitarian assistance to help civilians fleeing the ISIS advance in Northern Iraq International Development Secretary Justine Greening has activated the UK’s Rapid Response Facility (RRF), which provides emergency support via pre-approved organisations in the event of a humanitarian crisis overseas. It follows an initial […]

Opportunity for Professionals to Study in US

Announcing an Opportunity for Mid-Career Professionals to Study in the United States The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the U.S. Government-sponsored Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This program directly supports the goals of the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen connections between […]

US Warns re Travel in Basra

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that Iraq remains at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence. Recent reports indicate that militant groups may be surveilling U.S. citizens for possible kidnapping operations, particularly oil company employees working in Basrah Province, Iraq. The groups may be focused on U.S. citizens at hotels in the Basrah area. […]

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad would like to remind U.S. citizens of upcoming Iraqi National Elections on April 30, 2014. The U.S. government fully supports these elections and encourages all Iraqis to participate in the democratic process by casting their votes. In order to secure the elections, the Government of Iraq may take steps that […]

3x Chevening Scholarship Places for 2015/16

By John Lee. The United Kingdom Budget announced on 19th March included a tripling of Chevening places in developing countries for the 2015-16 academic year. Chevening Scholarships are the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders, influencers and decision-makers. An FCO spokesperson said: "Chevening Scholarships are an important element in […]

Emergency Message for US Community in Iraq

On the eve of the anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime on April 9, 2003, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to restrict movements around Baghdad, including travel through Baghdad International Airport. U.S. government and Embassy-affiliated personnel are restricting their use of the Baghdad International Airport through April 12. Beyond this date, American […]


US, Iraq Agree on Chemical Weapons

The United States of America and the Republic of Iraq signed a Framework for a Strategic Bilateral Cooperation Program for Addressing Chemical Weapons Risks in Baghdad recently. This program formalizes the cooperative efforts of our two nations in identifying and mitigating the threat of chemical weapons by developing a national response plan and building Iraq's […]

US Franchise Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. On Monday, March 17, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires, John Desrocher (pictured), joined the Chairman of the Iraqi National Investment Commission, Dr. Sami Al Araji, to open a two-day series of “Developing Franchise Opportunities in Iraq” meetings in Baghdad. The meetings offered 10 U.S. based franchisors, including Froots, Dr. G's, Dental Fix, Radio […]

Iraq-US Cultural and Educational Update

Pursuant to the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq, the fourth meeting of the Iraq-U.S. Cultural and Educational Cooperation Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) convened in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 6, 2014. The Committee last met in December 2012 in Baghdad. Iraqi Minister of Higher Education […]

Another Kurdistan Success for the MEA

The UK's Middle East Association in association with British Expertise took a highly successful trade mission to Iraqi Kurdistan from 22nd-27th February, visiting Erbil and Slemani. Comprising 16 delegates representing 14 companies, it was supported by the Kurdistan Regional Government and was received warmly at the highest level. The packed programme included meetings with the […]

US Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated September 5, 2013, to update information on security incidents and to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Iraq, including kidnapping and terrorist […]