BAGHDAD Two diplomats are quietly leading Iran's push to influence politics in Iraq, in a departure from the more blunt enforcement employed by Qassem Soleimani, a top commander slain in a U.S. air strike.
BASRA, Iraq/ BAGHDAD Iraq is cutting its oil output by around 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), a third less than required under an OPEC+ supply pact, after it failed to persuade international oil majors operating its giant fields to agree to deeper reductions.
BAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals.
BAGHDAD/LONDON Iraq has yet to inform its regular oil buyers of cuts to its exports, suggesting it is struggling to fully implement an OPEC deal with Russia and other producers on a record supply cut, traders and industry sources said.
BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq will struggle to cut crude output a record 1 million barrels per day (bpd) or 23 % from May under OPEC's deal with Russia and other producers, and Baghdad has yet to agree with oil majors about where the cuts will come from, industry sources said.
BAGHDAD In February, an Iraqi militia commander trained by Iran took over the empty office of his slain superior, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed weeks before alongside Iranian military mastermind Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike.
BAGHDAD Iraq's president named little-known former regional governor Adnan al-Zurfi as prime minister-designate on Tuesday in another bid to overcome months of unrest and deadlock, but powerful Shi'ite blocs quickly lined up to reject his nomination.
BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON Three American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals. | Video
BAGHDAD, March 12 Iraq will have to shelve most
development and energy projects and borrow abroad to ensure it
can pay public servants and food imports if an oil price crash
continues, officials and lawmakers said.
BAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him, Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraq's fractured democracy as he ever did alive.