ERBIL, Iraq The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, winning 45 seats, the election commission said on Sunday, positioning it to lead the next regional government.
SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has reversed his decision to transfer the ownership of nine state-owned oil companies from the ministry to the newly formed National Oil Company, the ministry said on Saturday.
ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's government has named Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi as head of a new National Oil Company which will serve as an umbrella organisation for state oil firms, an oil ministry spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 11 Iraq's government has named
Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi as head of a new National Oil
Company which will serve as an umbrella organisation for state
oil firms, an oil ministry spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq One of the dominant Kurdish parties in northern Iraq said it might not recognize the results of Sunday's parliamentary election and then appeared to backtrack, injecting uncertainty into a region demoralized by a failed independence bid. | Video
(This Sept. 26 story was corrected to change number of registered voters in paragraph 16 to 3.085 million from 3.85 million)
BAGHDAD Rival Iraqi political factions said on Sunday they had each formed alliances capable of forming a government in the new parliament after months of political uncertainty following a May election.
BAGHDAD Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington's reimposition of sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday.
BAGHDAD Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.
BAGHDAD Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq's May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country's next government. | Video