Iraq - Level 4: Do Not Travel
Do not travel to Iraq due to COVID-19, terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, and Mission Iraq?s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:56:18 +0000
In 2005, Iraqi citizens adopted a new constitution and participated in national parliamentary elections to create a permanent, democratic government, and in May 2006, a new Government of Iraq (GOI), led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, was sworn in. In late January 2009, Iraqi citizens elected new members for a majority of provincial councils. A bilateral security agreement, which came into effect on January 1, 2009, now governs the presence of U.S. Forces in the country. The United States also signed a Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq, which governs all bilateral relations in general. On March 7, 2010, Iraqi citizens participated in a new round of parliamentary elections. Former Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s al-Iraqiyya party won 91 seats, with current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law Coalition party winning 89 seats. Following an April 2010 recount, the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court certified the results without changes. Four months after the election, Iraq had not yet formed a new government, and both major parties were pursuing coalition arrangements. The Government of Iraq (GOI) has made significant political, economic, and security progress in recent years, but Iraq still faces many challenges. Those challenges include overcoming three decades of war and government mismanagement that stunted Iraq's economy; sectarian and ethnic tensions that have slowed progress toward national reconciliation; and ongoing, albeit decreasing, criminal and terrorist violence. The decrease in the number of insurgent attacks and overall improvements in security have spurred new economic growth in Iraq. However, conditions in Iraq remain dangerous. While Iraqi security forces now take the lead in providing security, U.S. Forces – Iraq (USF-I) continue to assist and to train, equip, and advise Iraqi Security Forces. By the end of 2011, all USF-I personnel will withdraw from Iraq. The work week in Iraq is Sunday through Thursday.
The journey of an Iraqi-Israeli-British man and what he learned
In From Babylon to Jerusalem, Nathan (with an assist from his friend Andrew Edwards) reflects on his life.
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Jan 2021 01:57:00 GMT
Lee Pitts Outlines His Experiences In Iraq
Many of the soldiers have been teaching the Iraqi people English, Mr. Pitts said ... Mr. Pitts said Iraq was like ?stepping into history.? There are people ?riding mules, outdoor markets ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
In Iran, hopes for Biden era are tempered by years of hardship and broken U.S. promises
If they return to their commitments, we will also fulfill our commitments,? President Hassan Rouhani said on the day of Biden?s inauguration.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:28:00 GMT
Mideast Mothers Count Days To Biden, Visas To See Children
"I'm counting the days until I get my next visa," Idriss told AFP, sitting in her comfortable Damascus living room, surrounded by pictures of her far-flung children and late husband. Syrian Dahouk ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:44:00 GMT
Outstanding educator applications being accepted
Applications for the 5th Annual Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Texas Educator Award are being accepted by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC). The winner of the award will receive a ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:50:00 GMT
Kurdish University is Oasis of Free Thought in Chaotic Iraq
and came to Iraq to up the ante. "Most teachers here have the same story," he said. Robert Doebler of Princeton, Minn., also a teacher in the English department, came here after a nine-year stint ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:59:00 GMT
Educational Studies Faculty Member Participates in Virtual Exchange with University of Baghad, Iraq
Educational Studies Assistant Professor, Bryan Meadows, Ph.D., gave a series of invited lectures recently to faculty and students at the Ibn Rushd College of Education at the University of Baghdad, ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Jan 2021 10:31:00 GMT
Iraq reports 1,173 new COVID-19 cases, 587,676 in total
Mohammed Ghanim Mahdi, director of the National Center of the Teaching Laboratories in the Medical City ... and other public facilities for two weeks starting Dec. 24. Iraq has taken a series of ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:47:00 GMT
The Power of an Idea: Help for Iraqi Medical Professionals
that the medical college in Tikrit had virtually no teaching or research library. I also learned that, for historical reasons, Iraqi medicine has been taught in English since Iraq was a British ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Feature: COVID-19 pandemic increases vulnerability for displaced people in Iraqi camps
health and education needs since the pandemic has deepened the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. "Although we distribute masks, they need more," Shorsh said, adding that a quarantine area is under ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Dec 2020 14:30:00 GMT
Hassan Danaeifar follows in Qasem Soleimani?s footsteps
killing more than two dozen militiamen on the Iraq-Syria border on December 29. The deadly strikes were meant to teach Iran and its proxies a lesson. Instead, they acted as a catalyst. Enraged by ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 02 Jan 2021 12:52:00 GMT
Egyptian veteran painter and professor Sabry Abdel-Ghany dies at 98
The acclaimed artist and teacher received a medal of excellence ... Faculty of Arts and Education in the University of Kufa in Iraq. His works are among the collections in the Egyptian Modern ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Jan 2021 03:54:00 GMT