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2014-02-26 12:21:23

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations (SGO) has completed a project for Terraseis, a leading seismic survey contractor that specializes in acquiring land and transition zone surveys in challenging environments, to clear mines and other unexploded ordnance from areas within a 400-square-kilometer section of Kurdistan, Iraq in preparation for oil and gas exploration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/CL72323 ) (Logo:...

2012-09-17 10:23:11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC) board members received a private briefing from senior Iraqi Kurdish officials about economic development in the Kurdistan Region and the political situation in Iraq. The briefing, chaired by USKBC CEO, General James Jones (USMC-Ret), was with Dr. Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to Kurdistan Region of Iraq president Masoud Barzani and Minister Falah Bakir, the Head of the KRG Department...

2012-09-17 10:20:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq concluded a weeklong visit to Washington and New York today, highlighting the successes in Iraqi Kurdistan since Iraq's liberation, and calling on the US government to keep the Region in mind during the growing political crisis. The delegation, which included the Chief of Staff to the President of the Kurdistan Region, Dr. Fuad Hussein, and the Head of the Department of...

2012-05-09 06:24:24

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, the newly formed United States Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC) held its first briefing in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with the largest United States congressional staff delegation to ever visit the region. The meet and greet was held at a new five star hotel in Erbil and included U.S. government officials based in Erbil, local USKBC representatives and other U.S. companies operating in Kurdistan. USKBC corporate...

2012-04-03 10:22:13

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC), a new organization made up of U.S. companies investing in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, will be launched at an event welcoming the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani during his official visit to the United States. "The USKBC will be the principal organization focused on promoting business and investment in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and helping U.S. companies succeed in...

2011-09-19 09:35:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Kemal Kerkuki calls on the U.S. and the Iraqi leadership to carefully reconsider proposed withdrawal of U.S. forces arguing that violence will likely increase, jeopardizing hard fought gains toward democracy and human rights. Kerkuki will discuss U.S.-Iraqi relations at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference, 10 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2011, National Press Building, 529 14(th) St.,...

2011-08-18 00:00:41

Second Cup continues its global expansion with entry into its 17th Region - Kurdistan. Mississauga, Ontario Canada (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 The Second Cup Coffee Company Inc. ("Second Cup") announced that it continues to build its global presence with a new franchise development agreement. The growing coffee café franchise chain has signed its 17th regional agreement encompassing new cafés to be developed in the Semi-Autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq with HMS Coffee Limited...

2011-04-25 11:41:00

LONDON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (RPRN) -- CT Group Travel in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment and The Middle East Association launch trade mission to Kurdistan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110425/NY88727LOGO ) Iraq is poised to be one of the world's leading emerging markets, driven by oil revenues and economic development across the board. Part of the government's five year development plan is to attract over $6 billion in foreign investment. The government...

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2011-01-30 08:34:58

A water shortage in Iraq is raising tensions in the multi-ethnic Kirkuk province, where Arab farmers accuse the Kurdistan region of ruining them by closing the valves to a dam in winter. "We are harmed by the Kurds, and the officials responsible for Baghdad and Kirkuk will not lift a finger," said Sheikh Khaled al-Mafraji, a leader of the Arab Political Council that groups mainly Sunni tribal leaders.The Dukan dam, which was built in 1955 in Iraq's northern autonomous region of Kurdistan, is...

2010-08-20 09:48:00

Welcomes Continuing Strategic Relationship with the United States WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq's Representative to the United States, Qubad J. Talabani, released the following statement today: "As the last U.S. combat brigade departs Iraq, the people of the Kurdistan Region convey their deepest gratitude to each and every member of the U.S. military who fought to bring freedom and democracy to our people. Iraqis -- and Kurds in...