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Ahmed Rasheed

Exclusive: In tactical shift, Iran grows new, loyal elite from among Iraqi militias

May 21 2021

BAGHDAD Iran has hand picked hundreds of trusted fighters from among the cadres of its most powerful militia allies in Iraq, forming smaller, elite and fiercely loyal factions in a shift away from relying on large groups with which it once exerted influence.

Lockheed Martin removes contractors from Iraq base over security fears

May 10 2021

BAGHDAD Lockheed Martin Corp is removing contractors working on the maintenance of F-16 fighter jets at an Iraqi military base because of security concerns, the company told Reuters on Monday.

Lockheed Martin removes contractors from Iraq base over security fears

May 10 2021

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -Lockheed Martin Corp is removing contractors working on the maintenance of F-16 fighter jets at an Iraqi military base because of security concerns, the company told Reuters on Monday.

Iraq considering buying Exxon stake in West Qurna 1 oilfield - oil minister

May 03 2021

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -Iraq is considering buying ExxonMobil's stake in the southern West Qurna 1 oilfield through state-owned Basra Oil Co (BOC), the country's oil minister said on Monday.

Enraged relatives say neglect caused deadly Baghdad hospital fire

Apr 27 2021

BAGHDAD Fire extinguishers didn't work. Outdated medical equipment was being used. The fire alarm system in the hospital was broken. | Video

Sinopec to develop Iraq's Mansuriya gas field, says ministry

Apr 20 2021

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -China's Sinopec has won a deal to develop Iraq's Mansuriya gas field near the Iranian border, the oil ministry said on Tuesday.

Iraq attacks deepen security woes as global, local rivals clash

Apr 16 2021

BAGHDAD A series of attacks in Iraq this week illustrates the increasingly dangerous tangle of local and regional rivalries confronting the country's security in an election year, Iraqi security and government officials say.

UPDATE 1-Iraq signs agreement with Total for four energy projects

Mar 29 2021

BAGHDAD, March 29 Iraq has signed a heads-of-agreement deal with French firm Total spanning four projects involving natural gas, solar energy and seawater reprocessing, the oil ministry said on Monday.

Iraq beefs up security for pope amid rising violence, pandemic

Mar 04 2021

BAGHDAD Iraq is deploying thousands of additional security personnel to protect Pope Francis during his four-day visit, which comes after a spate of rocket and suicide bomb attacks raised fears for the Catholic leader's safety. | Video

Iraq decides to freeze oil prepayments deal on rising oil prices

Feb 21 2021

BAGHDAD Iraq has decided to freeze its first crude oil prepayment deal, which had aimed to boost its finances, because oil prices are rising, the country's oil minister told BBC Arabic on Sunday.

World News

Russia warns Britain it will bomb ships next time

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia warned Britain on Thursday that it would bomb British naval vessels in the Black Sea if there were any further provocative actions by the British navy off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea.