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Iraqi students develop robotic technology that can detect human life

Two Iraqi men studying at Adelaide's Flinders University have developed new technology for detecting human life using remote cameras, which could be used during rescue operations and to help the Iraqi army.

Australian Broadcasting CorporationWed, Apr 29, 2015 Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Daily Roundup - Prime Minister Al-Abadi wraps up first U.S. visit

Friday, April 17, 2015

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met Thursday with Vice President Joseph Biden, senior international development officials and United States business representatives, and spoke at prominent think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Read the speech here.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi outlines holistic strategy for Iraq to move forward during remarks at CSIS

"Just as Iraq is working with the United States and all our international partners to defeat Daesh, we must also work together to rebuild our country in every way – physically, socially, economically and politically," said Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Daily Roundup - Prime Minister Al-Abadi meets with Congressional Leaders, State Department officials, think tank experts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met with Congressional leadership, State Department officials, think tank experts and members of the Iraqi community today in Washington, D.C.

Tomorrow at 10am EDT, the Prime Minister will be speaking at CSIS on the future of Iraq and answering your questions. Tweet your questions to Prime Minister Al-Abadi using #AbadiUSVisit and follow along at: http://bit.ly/1FL8Ao1.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Tracking Iraq's Fight Against Daesh

The Government of Iraq has made significant strides against Daesh. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has pursued an ambitious reform agenda to rebuild Iraq’s military capabilities, root out corruption, and pave the way for displaced persons to return to their homes.

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Daily Roundup - Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi Visits Washington

Tuesday, April 14

Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met with President Barack Obama and senior administration officials today in Washington, D.C.

Follow the Prime Minister’s visit via Prime Minister Al-Abadi’s (@HaiderAlAbadi), Ambassador Faily’s (@FailyLukman) and the Embassy of Iraq’s (@IraqiEmbassyUSA) coverage on Twitter.

Here are today’s highlights:

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi meets with President Obama at the White House

President Obama and Prime Minister Al-Abadi reaffirmed the long-standing U.S.-Iraq strategic partnership.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Ambassador Faily Discusses Developments in Iraq in a Twitter Q&A

The Ambassador answered questions about Iraq's domestic policies, US-Iraq relations, the global fight against Daesh and how the media shapes Iraq's public image.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Prime Minister Al-Abadi Arrives in Washington

His Excellency Dr. Haider Al-Abadi arrived in Washington, DC for his first official visit to the United States as Prime Minister, at the invitation of President Barack Obama.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Tracking Progess of Iraq's New Government

On September 8, 2014, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s new government outlined a broad agenda designed to unite the country as it faces an existential threat from Daesh. This agenda is based on a number of key measures that seek to reform and reinvigorate the country’s socioeconomic, political and military institutions.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Houston City Council unanimously approves Sister City Agreement between Houston, Texas and Basrah, Iraq

The Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs’ program promotes people-to-people diplomacy and encourages citizens to develop mutual trust and understanding through commercial, cultural, educational, and humanitarian exchanges.

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Ambassador Lukman Faily on the Future of Iraq

The Middle East Institute and the Conflict Management Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies welcomed Ambassador Lukman Faily, and Abbas Kadhim for a discussion about Iraq and its future.

Wed, Apr 8, 2015

HIV Test exemption for Visa applicants to Iraq

No HIV test requirement for all foreigners visiting Iraq for two years as of February 2015.

Wed, Mar 25, 2015

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 Council of Ministers on Military Operations and International Cooperation

The Council of Minsters issued the following statement today after its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on the relationship between Iraq and the international coalition in the war against Daesh.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Ambassador Faily speaks at Halabja commemoration

"We need and will rebuild Iraq; and we will turn the page on such horrific actions as the massacre and genocide at Halabja," said Ambassador Lukman Faily during a commemoration event at the U.S. Capitol.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Official Statement on the Killing of Iraqi Citizen, Ahmed Ibrahim al-Jumaili

The Consulate General of the Republic of Iraq in Los Angeles has followed with great interest along with the Dallas Police Department and their Special Investigations Unit, regarding the shooting that took place on March 4th, 2015 in the city of Dallas, Texas, in which the life of Iraqi citizen Ahmed Adnan Ibrahim al-Jumaili was claimed while he was taking pictures in front of his home.

Mon, Mar 9, 2015

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

Ambassador Faily's Arabic Twitter Q&A

The Ambassador answered questions about Iraq's domestic security situation, US-Iraq relations, educational opportunities for young Iraqis and the global fight against ISIS.

Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Ambassador Faily Provides a ‘Spotlight’ on Iraq: Highlighting Progress and Challenges

Ambassador Lukman Faily delivered remarks at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Thu, Feb 5, 2015