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Iraq Would Support Possible Extension of OPEC Deal

Iraq Would Support Possible Extension of OPEC Deal

BAS News - 2017-09-01 21:39
BAGHDAD — Baghdad would support a decision to extend the deal with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other countries, aiming to cut the oil output, Iraqi Oil Minister, Jabbar Luaibi, said. The minister, who spoke to reporte ...
Iraq Would Support Possible Extension of OPEC Deal  - BAS News

KODAR: Kurdish MPs in Iran must support laborers

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
The Democratic Society for East Kurdistan (KODAR), said that the Iranian regime is pushing the people to carrying goods across the border, and they must resolve their cause, calling on the Kurdish parliamentarians in Iran to support the rights of the labo ...

KNK appeals to Kurdish people to support Rojhilat Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-09-06 11:26
The Kurdistan Patriotic Congress of (KNK) denounced the practices of the Iranian regime against the Kurdish people in Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan), and appealed to all the Kurds to support the demonstrations of the people of the cities of Banê, Mer ...

Iraqi govt denounces decision to include Kirkuk in Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Saad al-Hadith, the Spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, denounced on Tuesday a decision to include Kirkuk in the Kurdish independence referendum, calling the move “illegal and unconstitutional”. “Provinces that don’t belong to t ...

What motivates ISIS fighters

CNN - 2017-09-05 02:35
Scott Atran and his research colleagues were sitting face-to-face with captured ISIS fighters in Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq, near the front lines of battle. ...

Iraq's Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters - 2017-08-29 23:13
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil-producing region of Kirkuk will vote in a referendum on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25, its provisional council decided on Tuesday, a move that could increase tension with Arab and Turkmen residents. ...

Russia And Saudi Arabia Plan To Extend Outputs Cuts Through June

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil producers in Russia and Saudi Arabia are pushing to extend the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) production cuts until June of next year, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. The deal, which lowers the ...

Iraq Addressing Strategic Urban Development of Pilgrimage Provinces

BAS News - 2017-08-27 15:49
KARBALA, (UNAMI) — UN-Habitat and UNDP are helping Iraq address strategic urban development of the Pilgrimage provinces of Najaf and Karbala. Nearly thirty Iraqi officials convened in the holy city of Karbala, on 22-23 August 2017, to partake in an inten ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills 10 IS Militants West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-21 20:01
ERBIL — US-led coalition airstrikes killed ten Islamic State (IS) militants in western Anbar on Monday, according to a local security source. The source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, said that the coalition warplanes targeted a ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS-Assigned Mayor of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-16 22:46
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed the assigned by the so-called Islamic State (IS) "mayor" of Tel Afar and the group's local police chief as they were trying to escape the area on Wednesday, a security source said. According to the source, who spoke to the Nat ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest IS Intelligence Official in Eastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:09
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces arrested a senior intelligence official of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the eastern areas of Mosul, a security source said on Tuesday. The source, who spoke to Shafaaq News on condition of anonymity, said that the Ira ...

Coalition Jets Destroys IS Vigilantes Office in West Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, destroying an Islamic State (IS) vigilantes office, according to an Iraqi army source. The source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said t ...

Qatar seals 5-billion-euro navy vessels deal with Italy

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 14:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al ...