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Ahmed Rasheed

Iraq's oil exports decline in March amid bad weather, OPEC cuts

Apr 01 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's oil exports fell month-on-month to an average of 3.377 million barrels per day (bpd) in March, the Oil Ministry said on Monday, as poor weather interrupted loadings and producer group OPEC continued to cut supplies.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-How Iran fuel oil exports beat U.S. sanctions in tanker odyssey to Asia

Mar 20 2019

* Supertanker shipped fuel oil under forged Iraqi papers -sources

Exclusive: How Iran fuel oil exports beat U.S. sanctions in tanker odyssey to Asia

Mar 20 2019

SINGAPORE/BAGHDAD/TRIPOLI At least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments, according to a Reuters analysis of ship-tracking data and port information, as well as interviews with brokers and traders.

Iraq begins legal proceedings against 14 French Islamic State fighters: sources

Mar 15 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq has begun court proceedings against 14 suspected French members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group captured by U.S.-backed forces and transferred to Iraq from Syria last month, two legal sources said.

Iran's Rouhani signs trade pacts in Iraq to help offset US sanctions

Mar 11 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq and Iran signed several preliminary trade deals on Monday, Iraqi officials said, as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani began his first visit seeking to bolster Tehran's influence and expand commercial ties to help offset renewed U.S. sanctions. | Video

U.S.-backed SDF hands over 280 Iraqi, foreign detainees to Iraq

Feb 24 2019

BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed to Iraq 280 Iraqi and foreign detainees in recent days, Iraq's military said in a statement on Sunday.

Iraq parliament approves budget ending weeks of deadlock

Jan 23 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament approved the 2019 budget early on Thursday after an hours-long vote, ending weeks of deadlock over allocations to different provinces and privatization of state projects.

Jordan, France, Iran follow Pompeo to Baghdad, Le Drian announces loan

Jan 14 2019

BAGHDAD Jordan's King Abdullah and the foreign ministers of France and Iran made separate visits on Monday to Iraq, an ally of Tehran, amid U.S. attempts to rally allies against the Islamic Republic as Washington starts withdrawing troops from neighboring Syria.

Iraq's oil exports rise to 3.73 million bpd in December: oil ministry

Jan 02 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's oil exports averaged 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd) in December, a significant increase from the previous month, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.

Iraq's Kirkuk oil exports to stay restricted

Dec 26 2018

BAGHDAD Exports from Iraq's northern Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan will stay at between 80-90,000 barrels per day (bpd) as most of the crude produced is being diverted to feed refineries in the north, Iraq's oil minister said on Wednesday.

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