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Ahmed Rasheed

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

Aug 09 2019

* Iraq poised to award part of huge Exxon project to oil rivals

Exclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

Aug 08 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

Iraqi oil minister says OPEC deal will lower inventories, stabilize prices

Jul 10 2019

BAGHDAD An agreement between OPEC and its allies to extend oil output cuts until the end of March 2020 will lower inventories, help stabilize the market and address price volatility, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources

Jun 21 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company's ambitions to expand in the country. | Video

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

Jun 19 2019

BASRA, Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region.

GE poised for significant power orders in Iraq after U.S. push -sources

Jun 14 2019

NEW YORK/BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibillion-dollar contracts to rebuild Iraq's electricity system, reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Iraqi court sentences one French man and one Tunisian to death

May 29 2019

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced two men, a French citizen and a Tunisian, to death on Wednesday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, a prosecutor told Reuters.

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister

May 26 2019

BAGHDAD Iran will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed. | Video

Iraqi court sentences three French men to death

May 26 2019

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters.

As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy

May 20 2019

BAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties, the Iraqi military said. | Video

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