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John Davison

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.

On Iraq's border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye U.S. forces

Dec 17 2018

Al-QAIM, Iraq From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead. | Video

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.

Iraq militia leader urges formal border security role for Shi'ite fighters

Nov 26 2018

NAJAF, Iraq The head of a powerful Iraqi militia wants a formal role for Shi'ite paramilitaries in securing the border with Syria, a move that could deepen U.S. worries about Iran's growing sway over a strategic corridor of territory from Tehran to Beirut.

Iraq rail service back on track after war with Islamic State

Nov 12 2018

BAGHDAD/FALLUJA, Iraq At Baghdad's grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life. It is the newly revived daily service to Falluja, a dusty town to the west once infamous as a Sunni insurgent stronghold. | Video

Iranian firms dominate Baghdad expo as Saudis steer clear

Nov 12 2018

BAGHDAD While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq.

Iranian firms dominate Baghdad expo as Saudis steer clear

Nov 12 2018

BAGHDAD, Nov 12 While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq.

Explainer: Why are Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields so important?

Nov 11 2018

BAGHDAD/ABU DHABI Iraq's oilfields in the disputed Kirkuk region have taken on new significance after the United States restored oil sanctions against neighboring Iran. Washington is pressuring Baghdad to resume exports that stopped last year.

Exclusive: Iraq to increase oil output and exports, waits on Iran sanctions - minister

Nov 06 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq plans to increase its oil output and export capacity in 2019, with a focus on its southern oilfields, and is close to reaching a deal with international companies, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday.

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