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Ahmed Rasheed

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.

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.

Iraq appoints two more ministers but government still incomplete

Dec 24 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament approved on Monday two more ministers in Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's cabinet but political divisions blocked his attempts to form a complete government as the defense, interior, and justice portfolios remain empty.

U.S. extends sanctions waiver for Iraq to import Iranian gas, power

Dec 21 2018

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD The United States has extended for 90 days a waiver granted to Iraq from sanctions against Iran, a State Department spokesman said on Friday, allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production.

U.S. set to extend sanctions waiver for Iraq to import Iranian gas

Dec 21 2018

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Dec 21 The United States has reached an agreement in principle with Iraq to extend for 90 days an exemption to sanctions against Iran, allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production.

Iraq in deal with Schlumberger to drill 40 wells in Majnoon oilfield

Dec 19 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq has agreed a deal with U.S. company Schlumberger Ltd to drill 40 wells in the giant Majnoon oilfield, the Oil Ministry said on Wednesday.

Iraq seeks exemption from U.S. sanctions on Iran, PM says

Dec 11 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an exemption from sanctions against Iran that would allow it to keep importing Iranian gas, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.

Shi'ite rivalry paralyzes Iraq's government

Dec 04 2018

BAGHDAD A growing rivalry between two powerful Shi'ite Muslim factions has paralyzed efforts to form a government in Iraq six months after an election aimed at steering the country toward recovery from years of war.

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