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New Arabic-Language Website on Educational Opportunities in the US

The United States Embassy in Baghdad announces its new website in Arabic with information for Iraqis interested in studying in the United States. “Study in the USA” provides Iraqi students, teachers, and parents accurate information about U.S. universities and colleges, including information on how to find suitable universities, the application process, and scholarships available for […]

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US Embassy Warns of Travel Restrictions during Baghdad Summit

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens living and working in Iraq that the Government of Iraq will host the Arab League Summit in Baghdad March 27-29, 2012. During this period, the Government of Iraq may take extraordinary security precautions which could have a significant impact on travel throughout Baghdad. The Embassy recommends that […]

British Politicians Visit Iraqi Kurdistan

A member of the Scottish Parliament joined a delegation of British MPs to the Kurdistan Region last week in order to meet local leaders and explore ways to strengthen political, cultural and economic ties with the Region. The delegation, which consisted of members from Westminster’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region and the […]

US Embassy: Arms Deals are Transparent, Trusted, and On Track

Despite recent news reports to the contrary, U.S. arms sales to Iraq under the U.S. government’s “Foreign Military Sales” program are completely transparent and accountable, and the sale of army tanks is no exception. The U.S. Embassy emphatically denies a Tuesday report in Al-Dustour newspaper that quoted a “Parliamentary Source” as saying that tanks purchased […]

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2013-2015 Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The U.S. Embassy has announed the beginning of the application period for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for academic years 2013-2015. The Fulbright program is accepting applications February 1 – April 30, 2012.  This prestigious and competitive scholarship program, launched by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. senator William J. Fulbright in 1946, allows […]

Iraq's Small Business Development Centers Create New Jobs

Business training offered in Iraq’s Small Business Development Centers is helping shape a new generation of Iraqi entrepreneurs whose companies someday may become significant private sector employers. So says a survey published this month of 4,329 trainees who graduated last year from SBDC programs that include the two most popular courses, ”How to Start a […]

Investor Guides Assist Opportunity Seekers

In his joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on December 12, 2011, President Barak Obama noted that “In the coming years, it’s estimated that Iraq’s economy will grow even faster than China’s or India’s.” Foreign and regional investors interested in Iraq’s economic potential, but uncertain about the country’s investment regulations, arbitration laws […]

VP Biden's Address to US-Iraq Higher Coordinating Cmte

Remarks by Vice President Biden at the Conclusion of a Meeting of the U.S.-Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. Prime Minister, my distinguished colleagues, as I stated at the outset, both our countries are now launching on a new phase of this relationship. What we discussed here today was not totally new, but […]

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Joint Statement by US and Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee

The United States of America and the Republic of Iraq are committed to forging a strong partnership based on mutual interests that will continue to grow for years to come. Our two nations are entering a new phase in our relationship. We have a historic opportunity to strengthen our ties beyond security and build a […]

Shahristani, Poneman Discuss Economic Relations

Iraqi Deputy Premier for Energy Affairs Dr. Hussein Shahristani met US Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman (pictured) on Tuesday to discuss economic relations between the two countries. Aswat al-Iraq reports that the meeting was attended by the US ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey. Shahristani expressed Iraq's readiness to supply world markets with oil based on […]