Iraq

Fifth tanker of Iraqi Kurdish oil loading in Turkey

ISTANBUL - The fifth cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was loading at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan on Thursday and was scheduled to set sail on Friday, Turkish energy officials said.

Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

BEIRUT - A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the region.

World, Syria, 30 Jul 2014

Shi'ite militia hangs up 15 executed Sunnis in Iraqi square

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Shi'ite militia forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them from electricity poles in a public square in the town of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, on Wednesday, police said.

World, 30 Jul 2014

Iraqi Kurdish pipeline stopped; tanker in limbo off Texas

ISTANBUL/LONDON - Iraqi Kurdistan's attempts to export oil independently of Baghdad hit another obstacle on Wednesday, as a Turkish energy official and industry sources said the autonomous region's pipeline to the Mediterranean has been shut for the past week.

World, U.S. 30 Jul 2014

U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now

HOUSTON - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.

World, 30 Jul 2014

U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now

HOUSTON - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.

World, 29 Jul 2014

Islamic State video wages psychological war on Iraqi soldiers

BAGHDAD - Islamic State, the al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swathes of Iraq almost unopposed last month, has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed. | Video

World, 29 Jul 2014

U.S. to seize $100 million of Iraqi Kurdish oil in tanker off Texas

HOUSTON/LONDON - U.S. authorities were set on Tuesday to seize a cargo of crude worth more than $100 million from Iraqi Kurdistan anchored off the Texas coast after a judge approved a request from Baghdad, raising the stakes in an oil sales dispute between Iraq's central government and the autonomous region.

World, U.S., 29 Jul 2014

Air France, Virgin among airlines avoiding Iraqi airspace

BERLIN - Major airlines are taking differing stances to flying over Iraq, reflecting the piecemeal approach airlines currently take to flying over conflict zones and ahead of an international meeting of industry representatives to discuss the issue.

World, 29 Jul 2014

Iraq lays claim to Kurdish crude cargo in Texas court

HOUSTON - Iraq filed suit on Monday in a Texas court to gain control of a cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan that Baghdad says was sold without its permission.

World, 28 Jul 2014