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Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

Sep 15 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking an important step toward establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

Sep 13 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

Sep 12 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Exclusive: Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies

Aug 31 2018

PARIS/BAGHDAD Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi'ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said.

OPEC to discuss compensating for Iranian supply drop after U.S. sanctions: Iraqi official

Aug 29 2018

BAGHDAD OPEC will discuss in December whether producers can compensate for a sudden drop in Iranian oil supply after U.S sanctions against Tehran start in November, the head of Iraq's state-oil marketer SOMO, Alaa al-Yasiri, told Reuters on Wednesday.

OPEC to discuss compensating for Iranian supply drop after U.S. sanctions - Iraqi official

Aug 29 2018

BAGHDAD OPEC will discuss in December whether producers can compensate for a sudden drop in Iranian oil supply after U.S sanctions against Tehran start in November, the head of Iraq's state-oil marketer SOMO, Alaa al-Yasiri, told Reuters on Wednesday.

Iraqi president convenes new parliament for Sept. 3

Aug 27 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's new parliament will convene on Sept. 3, according to a decree issued on Monday by President Fuad Masum, preparing the way for lawmakers to elect a new government to start rebuilding the country after a three-year war with Islamic State.

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.

Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions on Iran

Aug 13 2018

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stepped back from his commitment to abide by new U.S. sanctions on Iran on Monday, saying his government would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran.

Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions on Iran

Aug 13 2018

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stepped back from his commitment to abide by new U.S. sanctions on Iran on Monday, saying his government would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran.

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