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 poor Iraqis no one cares about?: Hospital fires burn all hope
I was walking among people, going right up in their faces and asking, ?What happened?? No one replied. I kept walking and watching the half-charred ground. I heard screams, wailing, ambulance. I was ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 24 Jul 2021 01:38:00 GMT
Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq
The death toll from a fire that swept through a hospital coronavirus ward climbed to 92 on Tuesday, Iraq's state news agency r ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:11:00 GMT
64 dead in catastrophic hospital fire in Iraq
The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at a coronavirus hospital ward in southern Iraq the previous day ... coronavirus ward of al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city of Nasiriyah ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2021 01:38:00 GMT
Refugee wins English learning award after just three years in UK
AN Iraqi refugee who fled his country has won an English language learning award just three years after arriving in the UK.
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2021 01:00:00 GMT
Iraq receives US, Iranian envoy to discuss situation in region
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi discussed the next round of strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq with the White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:26:00 GMT
50 die in coronavirus ward fire in Iraq
Baghdad: A fire swept through a coronavirus ward in southern Iraq, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens more, Iraqi medical officials said late Monday. The officials said all those who died ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2021 19:33:00 GMT
Jewish soldier advocates for Afghani translators
Malaty-Uhr, a Jewish officer in the Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan, 2008-09, sensed something amiss one morning with Hemi, the young Afghani interpreter who worked with the US first ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:31:00 GMT
Iraq hospital fire Tragedy: Death toll now climbs 92; 100 more injured
The death toll from a fire that swept through a hospital Covid ward in Iraq has climbed to at least 92, the Iraqi state news agency rep..|News Track ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 14 Jul 2021 02:42:00 GMT
Iraqi health officials say 50 die in coronavirus ward fire
A fire swept through a coronavirus ward in southern Iraq, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens more, Iraqi medical officials said late Monday. The officials said all those ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2021 18:29:00 GMT
92 Die in Fire at Iraq COVID Treatment Facility
Iraqi officials say at least 92 people were killed and more than 50 were injured after a blaze ripped through a coronavirus treatment ward overnight at a hospital in the southern Iraqi city of ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2021 12:14:00 GMT
Viewers reach out with stories of post-war rescues and Guam
As Guam announces that they are ready and willing to take in Afghan allies, viewers share their personal experiences with past American rescue efforts.
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:53:00 GMT
Workforce barriers keep refugees out of health care field
Refugees in the U.S. receive roughly eight months of financial assistance upon arrival, and after extensive interviews from federal officers abroad who determine their eligibility for resettlement, ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2021 10:04:00 GMT