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.
Iraq started exports of natural gas extracted alongside crude oil at its fields in the southern region in 2016 The gas is processed and exported by the Basrah Gas Company, a joint venture between state-owned South Gas Company, Shell and Mitsubishi
On April 9, 2003, the US-led coalition overthrew Saddam Hussein. Fifteen years after the invasion, life in Iraq has been transformed. Here is an overview of what has changed in Iraq’s economy, politics, diplomacy, demographics and the Kurdish question.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi would like to emulate the Japanese model of economic development after World War II to create the jobs desperately needed in his war-torn nation. Abadi, who was in Tokyo to attend an international conference on reconstructing his country, gave an interview to The Asahi Shimbun on April 5.