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Ahmed Aboulenein

KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election

Oct 20 2018

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.

Iraq's Luaibi reverses INOC decree, says it aims to produce 7 million bpd

Oct 20 2018

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.

Iraq names oil minister as head of new National Oil Company

Oct 11 2018

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.

UPDATE 1-Iraq names oil minister as head of new National Oil Company

Oct 11 2018

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.

Main Iraqi Kurdish party says it may reject regional election result

Sep 30 2018

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

A year after failed independence bid, Iraq's Kurds vote for parliament

Sep 30 2018

(This Sept. 26 story was corrected to change number of registered voters in paragraph 16 to 3.085 million from 3.85 million)

Iraqi rival groups both announce parliamentary blocs to form new government

Sep 02 2018

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.

Iraq sending team to U.S. to seek deal on transactions with Iran

Aug 28 2018

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.

Exclusive: Iraq to ask U.S. for exemptions on some Iran sanctions

Aug 21 2018

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.

Recount shows Iraq's Sadr retains election victory, no major changes

Aug 10 2018

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

World News

'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned: Turkey's leader

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing was planned and attempts to blame it on intelligence operatives - Riyadh has suggested it was a rogue operation -- "will not satisfy us".