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Iraq restarts some Kirkuk oil exports after year-long halt

Nov 16 2018

LONDON/BAGHDAD Iraq on Friday restarted exports of Kirkuk oil, halted a year ago due to a standoff between the central government and Kurdistan's semi-autonomous region, after a new government in Baghdad agreed a tentative deal with Erbil.

In Iraq’s parliament, Shi’ite militia leaders plan to call the shots

Nov 13 2018

BAGHDAD In May, Hassan Fada'am traded his military fatigues for a suit when he became one of 45 Shi'ite militiamen elected to Iraq's 329-seat parliament.

Exclusive: Iraq to increase oil output and exports, waits on Iran sanctions - minister

Nov 06 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq plans to increase its oil output and export capacity in 2019, with a focus on its southern oilfields, and is close to reaching a deal with international companies, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Iraq close to deal with foreign firms to upgrade output, export capacity

Nov 06 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq is in talks with international companies to help upgrade its oil production and export capacities and an agreement is to be reached soon, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Iraq waiting to gauge Iran oil shortfall ahead of OPEC meet - minister

Nov 06 2018

BAGHDAD, Nov 6 Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday that the shortfall in oil supply caused by new U.S. sanctions on Iran had yet to be gauged ahead of an OPEC meeting next month.

EXCLUSIVE-Iraq waiting to gauge Iran oil shortfall ahead of OPEC meet - minister

Nov 06 2018

BAGHDAD, Nov 6 Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday that the shortfall in oil supply caused by new U.S. sanctions on Iran had yet to be gauged ahead of an OPEC meeting next month.

Iraq oil minister says crude price 'fair', aims to hike output capacity

Oct 31 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's new oil minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday the current price of crude was "fair" and that the country, OPEC's second-largest producer, would act responsibly in providing ample supplies to the market.

Iraq to halt Kirkuk oil exports to Iran, may resume them to Turkey

Oct 26 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq will stop trucking crude from its northern Kirkuk oilfield to Iran in November to comply with sanctions imposed on its neighbor by the United States, five sources familiar with Iraqi oil export operations said on Friday.

Iraq's new PM struggles at first hurdle: forming a government

Oct 25 2018

Sulaimaniya, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq's new premier Adel Abdul Mahdi has had an early taste of the partisan politics he hopes to rein in, failing so far to win parliament's approval of a full government to begin to tackle the destruction of years of war and rampant corruption.

Iraq PM sworn with partial cabinet as lawmakers disagree

Oct 24 2018

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq's new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was sworn in on Wednesday with only a partial Cabinet after lawmakers failed to reach a consensus on key postings including interior and defense.

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