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H.E. Mr. Fumio Iwai, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, stated "It is the fourth year in a row since Japan started the assistance for vulnerable Iraqi/Syrian people affected by ISIL through its Supplementary Budget. This assistance shows Japan's strong and faithful commitment to addressing the basic needs in ...
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) welcomes a contribution of USD 4 million from the Government of Japan to support reconstruction and peacebuilding in Iraq by providing shelter and livelihood assistance to vulnerable returnees in key liberated cities. As of the end of ...

The governor urged international aid organizations to contribute to the region's reconstruction, noting that Kirkuk's Hawija district -- along with the towns of Zab, Abbasi and Rasheed -- were in particular need of help. "Since the government is still fighting the terrorists, it is having difficulty rebuilding ... Daesh
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sought international support in Japan on Thursday to restore peace and prosperity in the Iraqi country. Abadi co-hosted a meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss ways to improve public safety in Iraq. A, and agreed to set up a working ...
"It is necessary to mobilize all international efforts to ensure the success of May's parliamentary elections, a move that precedes the reconstruction of Iraq," Jabouri stressed. Praising the role played by the U.S. in the country's fight against terrorism, Jabouri said the reconstruction of Iraq will "help put an ...
"Some families have left the camps and returned to their villages, even though many of these have been reduced to rubble," he said. Following an ill-fated referendum on Kurdish regional independence late last year, the Iraqi army moved into the oil-rich Kirkuk province after the Peshmerga withdrew. Arabs

Even though the Iraqi government has hardly engaged with Qaraqosh at all, Yousef is optimistic for the town of his birth. The state is as markedly absent as it is in other Iraqi towns retaken from IS like nearby Mosul, where civilians have taken the initiative and are bearing the cost of rebuilding their ...
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, left, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the opening ceremony of the expert level of the international conference on Iraqi economic development in Tokyo, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi). Tokyo - Asharq Al-Awsat. Iraqi ...
Baghdad, 5 April: The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution from the Republic of Estonia in support of mine action activities in Iraq. The Republic of Estonia has prioritized mine action, including clearance of explosives in areas liberated from ISIL, as ...
I recently attended a panel discussion on the Iraq reconstruction conference held in Kuwait that ultimately became a discussion on the future of Iraq. The discussion was held at the Hudson Institute, a world-renowned think tank in Washington DC. I have attended many discussions at Hudson and other ...
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hailed the conference as an unqualified success, according to the state-run Kuwait News Agency, and Mustafa al-Hiti, head of the Iraq Reconstruction Fund, said he was very satisfied with the conference's results, though others weren't so sure. “The real success achieved at ...
To contain Tehran, the United States could also help prevent these groups from appropriating the $1 billion allocated to the PMF from the Iraqi national budget, and curb their access to the billions of dollars that the international community intends to contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq. These resources ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq must urgently fast-track reconstruction to assist the reintegration of internally displaced people (IDPs) as they return to their homes following the defeat ... “Provision of specialized support to all who survived the conflict is also needed, alongside reconstruction of infrastructure.
Turkey, which has been involved in Iraq's reconstruction since the end of the war that ousted Saddam Hussein, was the biggest contributor. It pledged $5 billion. The Saudis, who may be wary of the composition of the next Iraqi government (elections are in May and Riyadh doesn't want pro-Iranian interests ...
Before ISIL took control of Mosul in 2014, the Iraqi city was famed for its cultural heritage - its poets, musicians and artists. Now, despite the destruction, they have begun to return. A cafe in the city has become a centre for cultural life since ISIL's defeat late last year. Artists feel the reconstruction of the city ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – NATO plans to establish a permanent training mission in Iraq to help the country's forces professionalize. ... He touched on the Iraqi reconstruction conference that was held this week and explained that funds pledged for projects would not be split proportionately with the ...

This week, donors, politicians, aid agencies, and investors met in Kuwait to discuss the reconstruction of Iraq after three years of war against so-called Islamic State. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said it'll take $88 billion. Only $30 billion was pledged this week. Although some news reports focused on ...
KUWAIT CITY: Governments, global funds, organisations and investors on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq, a nation reeling from a three-year war against the Islamic State group. Donors had pledged $30 billion by the final day of the international ...
At the conclusion of the International Donor Conference on Iraq on 12–14 February, held in Kuwait City, Iraq received USD30 billion dollars in pledged loans, credit lines, and investment for reconstruction efforts. Iraq assess that it needs USD88 billion to rebuild the country after the three-and-a-half year war ...
The president of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg, who has just visited Iraq, says divisions in the country remain an underlining problem. And although Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider Al Abadi, announced a military victory against ISIL in December, there must be a focus on reconciliation to ...
Last week at a Baghdad press conference, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi talked about Iraq's “readiness for huge investment” following the defeat of IS. And this week's Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq is expected to help lay the foundations for large-scale rebuilding – Iraq says ...
International donors have pledged tens of billions of dollars to help Iraq rebuild after a four-year war against ISIL has left large swathes of the country in ruins. Iraq received $30bn in pledges to fund its reconstruction efforts, the government of Kuwait confirmed on Wednesday after the conclusion of a ...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday pledged $5 billion in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq after its devastating three-year war with Daesh. Saudi Arabia meanwhile said it would allocate $1 billion to investment projects in Iraq and $500 million to support Iraqi exports, ...
AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said that Jordan was willing to use its capabilities to support the reconstruction efforts in Iraq, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Momani, who is also the government spokesperson, pointed out that the integration of the Jordanian and ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on allies in the fight against the Islamic State militant group to contribute more in Iraq's reconstruction—but Iran has also pledged its support after contributing heavily to the battle against the jihadis next door. Tillerson made his remarks Tuesday at a ministerial meeting ...
Australia has chipped in an extra $18 million towards efforts to reconstruct Iraq following the downfall of Islamic State. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in Kuwait attending an international conference on rebuilding Iraq. "The widespread destruction of people's homes, hospitals, schools and other critical ...
KUWAIT CITY – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday (February 14) pledged $5 billion in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq after its devastating three-year war with the Islamic State (ISIS). Saudi Arabia meanwhile said it would allocate $1 billion to investment projects in ...
Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction. By: Reuters. Wed, Feb. 14, 2018. KUWAIT - 14 February 2018: Iraq received billions of dollars in credit lines, loans, and investment from Turkey, Gulf Arab allies, Europe, and other countries, their representatives ... Turkey said it would give Iraq $5 billion in credit lines.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday collectively pledged $3 billion for the reconstruction of post-Daesh Iraq. Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said his country would contribute $1 billion worth of loans and investments to help rebuild ...
Arriving in Kuwait for the conference, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said his country would "stand by the Iraqi people forever". "At a time when only a few countries were participating in the reconstruction of Iraq, Iranian companies were active in building roads in the country and providing Iraqis with ...
An international donor conference opened in Kuwait on Monday with hopes of rebuilding Iraq following its devastating war against ISIL. We discuss Iraq's reconstruction efforts in this week's edition of Beyond the Headlines. The conference brings together 70 countries, aid groups, UN agencies and ...
KUWAIT — Devastated by a war with Islamic State extremists that razed its cities and left millions homeless, Iraq has asked affluent allies led by the United States for $88 billion to rebuild. They are basically saying no. An Iraq fund-raising conference in Kuwait attended by dozens of potential donors was ...
President Donald Trump has criticized U.S. spending of more than $7 trillion on conflicts and reconstruction efforts in the Middle East and Afghanistan, shortly after officials said the U.S. would not pledge money to a major conference geared toward helping Iraq rebuild after more than 15 years of conflict.
BAGHDAD, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi has predicted his country to host a large number of investments by several internationally ... No miracles are expected from "Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq," he said, explaining that the event, however, is part of a ...
GENEVA, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti initiative to host a conference over reconstruction in Iraq is extremely important, an official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday The ICRC's Regional Director for the Near and Middle East Robert Mardini made the remarks after ...
Cairo (Iraqinews.com) – A group of Egyptian and Saudi investors are gearing up to play a more active role in reconstructing Iraq, Libya, and Syria in the coming period by pumping huge investments ... Also, Kuwait is scheduled to host an international conference later this month for the reconstruction of Iraq.
Over 400 firms to attend Iraqi donor talks in Kuwait - US ambassador ... BAGHDAD, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- More than 400 international companies will take part in an upcoming Kuwait-hosted donors' conference for the reconstruction of Iraqi cities freed from the clutches of Islamic State, US Ambassador to Iraq ...
Iraq calls on investors to help $100 bn reconstruction drive ... Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said help was needed with dozens of projects, as Iraq prepares for a major donors conference in Kuwait next month, ... So that's why we (have) now resorted to investment and reconstruction through investment.
BAGHDAD, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti media delegation visit to Baghdad reflected Iraqi government and people's care towards Kuwait and the ... During the meetings, they tackled the security and political stability in Iraq, as well as discussing preparations for the upcoming Iraq's reconstruction ...
By Alaa Al-Huaijel BAGHDAD, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Vice President Nouri Al-Maliki has expressed hope the planned Iraqi reconstruction conference will ... Instead, he wished it would witness accords on rebuilding bridges, hospitals, factories and other sectors with delayed payment or cash according to ...
Egypt seeks to participate in the reconstruction plans in Syria, unlike in Iraq in the 1990s when it was excluded from the process. The council said in an official statement Nov. 24, “The ministry held meetings in the last few days regarding agreements and foreign trade to strengthen the Egyptian role in the ...
With ISIS defeated, the reconstruction of Iraq now begins. Much of the northern and western parts of Iraq were devastated. Mosul, the largest city held by ISIS, needs almost $100 billion to repair or rebuild almost 40,000 destroyed and damaged homes. This need is replicated throughout the northern and ...
The Trump administration has told the Iraqis it won't pay for a massive reconstruction drive. Iraq hopes Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries will step up, and Iran may also take a role. The U.N. is repairing some infrastructure in nearly two dozen towns and cities around Iraq, but funding for it is a fraction of ...
While the past three years have been devastating for Iraqi Christians, Sako is urging Christians displaced throughout Iraq and those who have found refuge abroad to return and play a role in Mosul's reconstruction. In an interview with international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), Dourid Tobia, ...
Baiji was particularly hard hit by the devastation wreaked by Iraq's campaign to reclaim its towns and cities from IS. In 2016 it was declared a disaster zone by the national parliament. Backed by a US-led coalition, Iraqi forces gradually retook control of all territory lost to IS over the past three years and on ...
Foreign Minister Taro Kono has offered Japan's support to rebuild Iraq, where the war against the Islamic State group was declared over last week. Kono congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi when they met in Paris on Monday. Abadi said last Saturday that Iraqi forces have fully liberated the ...
Among the urgent challenges officials now face to ensure security and stability are reconstruction plans for cities like Mosul, which was destroyed by the fighting, as well as reconciliation programs for the country's Sunni and Shiite communities, said Hussein Allawi, a professor of national security at Al ...
For three years, this metropolis of three million people, Iraq's second-largest city, lived under the harsh rule of the Islamic State. .... “We are excited to change the atmosphere of Mosul,” said Feras Khalil, an engineer supervising the reconstruction of Fountain Square, a park along a main commercial street ...
Though the country's reconstruction is in its early stages, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described the progress as "encouraging" and as evidence of trust from the international community in Iraq, speaking to CNBC at the Munich Security Conference. The Kuwaiti-sponsored conference drew ...



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