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Iraq's mainly continental climate brings a wide range of temperature, with hot summers, particularly in the south, and cold winters, especially on the higher ground. In the mountainous region of the north, summers can be a little cooler and humidity is lower than in the south. During the winter months (October to April) snow often falls on the mountains. In the central areas of Iraq, summers are much hotter, with temperatures in Baghdad rising to about 33.3 o C (92 F) in July and August. It is not unknown for temperatures to soar as high as 50.6 o C (123 F) in this region. Winter in Baghdad brings a mean temperature of about 9.4 o C (49 F).
TOKYO (Dow Jones Newswires), Jul. 9, 2009 Japan reiterated Thursday its hope to get a stake in Iraq's Nassiriya oil field. Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai, who met with Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani in Tokyo Thursday, requested special consideration of stakes sought by Japanese companies at Nassiriya and other oil and gas fields, said a senior METI official who also attended the meeting. Shahristani told Nikai that Iraq would welcome Japanese companies' interest in the fields, the official said. The Iraqi oil minister is visiting Japan to attend a seminar on Iraq investment opportunities to be held in Tokyo Friday. A consortium that includes Nippon Oil Corp., Japan's largest refiner by capacity, Inpex Corp. and JGC Corp. is seeking stake in the oil field, which is expected to be awarded outside planned Iraqi government auctions.
$9.978 Billion Transferred to Development Fund for Iraq Transfers of $1 billion each were made on 28 May, 31 October and 18 November 2003 from the United Nations Iraq escrow account, at the request of the Security Council contained in paragraph 17 of resolution 1483 (2003) of 22 May 2003. Another $2.6 billion was transferred on 31 December 2003, a further $2 billion on 31 March and $0.5 billion on 19 April 2004. Three more transfers, totalling $1.128 billion, were made in 2004 and three transfers totalling $0.75 billion have been made in 2005. UN Secretary-General Praises Work of Oil-for-Food Programme
$9.978 Billion Transferred to Development Fund for Iraq Transfers of $1 billion each were made on 28 May, 31 October and 18 November 2003 from the United Nations Iraq escrow account, at the request of the Security Council contained in paragraph 17 of resolution 1483 (2003) of 22 May 2003. Another $2.6 billion was transferred on 31 December 2003, a further $2 billion on 31 March and $0.5 billion on 19 April 2004. Three more transfers, totalling $1.128 billion, were made in 2004 and three transfers totalling $0.75 billion have been made in 2005.
The mission of the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO or Task Force) is economic stabilization in order to reduce violence, enhance stability, and restore economic normalcy in areas where unrest and insurgency have created a synchronous downward spiral of economic hardship and violence. TFBSO creates stabilization by developing economic opportunities through a range of efforts, including encouraging investment by U.S. and international businesses, developing a country’s natural resources in a way that is economically sound and environmentally responsible, and assisting industrial development and agricultural revitalization. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Iraq Gas Markets Investment Opportunities, Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020 Summary This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of the gas industry in Iraq. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for the industry. It also provides information relating to the gas assets (gas fields, pipelines, LNG terminals and underground gas storage facilities) in Iraq.
ANKARA, Turkey, July 14 (UPI) -- Iraq can offer nearly 530 billion cubic feet of natural gas for the Nabucco pipeline by 2015 to help allay supply concerns, the Iraqi prime minister said. Ankara hosted regional delegates Monday for the signing of an intergovernmental agreement on the $10.3 billion Nabucco gas pipeline to Europe. Europe hopes the pipeline will bring diversity to a regional energy sector that relies heavily on Russia. The project faces a series of setbacks in terms of project financing and commitments to fill its expected capacity of 1.09 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, however. Azerbaijan is the only country to express its readiness for Nabucco, though recent gas deals with Russian energy giant Gazprom may complicate Baku's energy ties with Europe.
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Dear Investors: Welcome to Iraq We have embarked on a mission of rebuilding Iraq by attracting Iraqi, Arab, and foreign capital investment.
22 - 24 January 2008, Amman, Jordan The meeting, which took place in Amman on 22-24 January 2008, was the second in a series of activities taking place within the framework of the MENA-OECD Iraq Project . The OECD’s engagement with Iraq is the result of a request for assistance by the Iraqi Government in the framework of the International Compact for Iraq. Through the resulting workplan, the OECD aims to offer to the Iraqi Government practical and co-operative assistance in the areas of investment and anti-corruption policy. The topics of the workshop reflected the items of priority to the Government of Iraq, following a first meeting with Iraqi representatives held on 29 November 2007 in Cairo.
The Iraq Index is a statistical compilation of economic, public opinion, and security data. This resource will provide updated information on various criteria, including crime, telephone and water service, troop fatalities, unemployment, Iraqi security forces, oil production, and coalition troop strength. The index is designed to quantify the rebuilding efforts and offer an objective set of criteria for benchmarking performance. It is the first in-depth, non-partisan assessment of American efforts in Iraq, and is based primarily on U.S. government information. Although measurements of progress in any nation-building effort can never be reduced to purely quantitative data, a comprehensive compilation of such information can provide a clearer picture and contribute to a healthier and better informed debate. Ian S.
Mar. 29, 2013 Baghdad Journal; Iraqis watching soccer game against Syria in Baghdad cheer nearly as loud for Syrians as for their own team, in expression of solidarity with country that has been plagued by violence familiar to both countries; many of Iraq’s Shiites, majority in country, have sided with Syrian government as it fights Sunni-led rebellion. MORE » Mar. 25, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry tells Iraqi officials that country must take steps to stop Iran from shipping arms to Syria through Iraqi airspace; says 'spirited' talks fail to yield breakthrough on issue; warns Iranian flights are undermining Iraq's standing with American lawmakers. MORE » Mar. 20, 2013 Nineteen bombs and assassination of Finance Ministry official serve as reminder of violence that regularly afflicts Iraq decade after the American-led invasion.
21 March 2013 Last updated at 08:03 ET Iraq, in an area once home to some of the earliest civilisations, became a battleground for competing forces after the US-led ousting of President Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Shia-led government struggled to restore order until a "surge" of US troops in late 2007 began to push insurgents and militias out of cities and provinces they had long contested. The country remains volatile, and disputes with the autonomous Kurdistan Region over the oil-rich city of Kirkuk have threatened to derail progress towards political stability. Insurgents continue to use violence in an effort to undermine the government.
Posted by Helena Cobban in Uncategorized . trackback Analysis by Helena Cobban* WASHINGTON, Jul 17 (IPS) – The political geography of the modern Middle East has been affected for one hundred years by the appetite of westerners and other outsiders for the region’s hydrocarbons. On Monday, the region’s “pipeline politics” took another step forward with the signing in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, of an agreement to build a new, 3,300-kilometre gas pipeline called Nabucco, running between eastern Turkey and Vienna, Austria. The project underlines the new influential role that Turkey, a majority Muslim nation of 72 million people, is playing in the Middle East, and far beyond. The new project’s name was chosen, Austrian officials said, after the Verdi opera that representatives of the five participating countries – who include Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary, along with the two terminus states – saw together during an earlier round of negotiations in Vienna.
In the late 1970s, Saddam Hussein's army carried out a genocidal campaign against Iraq's Kurds, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing millions. Today, in the northern region of the country known as Iraqi Kurdistan, a federally-recognized parliamentary democracy has since taken hold. The violence has stopped, and the Kurdish people have been able to set roots down again in secure, stable lives. In 2005, photojournalist Ed Kashi spent seven weeks in the region on assignment for National Geographic making thousands of photographs of daily life across many segments of the population.