American University of Iraq-Baghdad American Space hosted an all-women’s iftar

On April 20, American University of Iraq-Baghdad American Space hosted an all-women’s iftar – PAS’s first since 2019 – at the university’s mudheif, a replica of a traditional floating house found in the marsh areas of southern Iraq. The youth-focused iftar welcomed women from our flagship youth exchange program, the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, …

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The United States is pleased to have recently facilitated the return of seven ancient artifacts to Iraq.

The United States is pleased to have recently facilitated the return of seven ancient artifacts to Iraq. Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in California returned two of these ancient artifacts to Iraq on January 20 in a ceremony at the Iraqi Consulate in Los Angeles. One of the artifacts is a partial cuneiform …

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DAS Gavito and CG Palladino Announce Additional Funding for Cultural Renovations in Erbil

Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Gavito and Consul General Robert Palladino joined Erbil’s Governor, Umed Khoshnaw, to announce additional U.S. funding for further renovations of the Hamam and to create a children’s Center at the Erbil Citadel. U.S. funding to the Erbil Citadel now totals $1.5 million. The U.S. continues to expand opportunities for future partnership …

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U.S. Government Allocated an Extra $500,000 for the Restoration of Lalish Temple

Consul General Robert Waller visited Lalish Temple, met with Yezidi leaders and announced an additional $500,000 for the renovation of Lalish Temple, which brings the allocated amount to a total of $1 million. Consul General Waller then toured the temple and reviewed the ongoing renovation process of the sacred Yezidi temple.

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Ambassador Silliman meets with a group of Iraqi students and graduates

On Tuesday December 13, 2016 , AMB Silliman and Arsalan Suleman, the Acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met a group of civic-minded undergraduates and recent college graduates to discuss issues such as human rights, countering violent extremism, health, education, entrepreneurship, and science and technology.        

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