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Iraq Welcomes Extension of Oil Production Cut: Minister

Iraq Welcomes Extension of Oil Production Cut: Minister

BAS News - 2018-01-13 20:00
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday that his country welcomes the extension of global oil supply cut agreed between OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Despite the fact that the oil price has been on the rise, the Iraqi minister believes ...
Iraq Welcomes Extension of Oil Production Cut: Minister - BAS News

PM Barzani and Abadi Meet in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-01-20 14:36
ERBIL — On Saturday January 20th, 2018, the KRG PM along with a delegate of the regional government is visiting Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. According to sources, Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is meeting hi ...

Major Iraqi Shi’ite Party Accuses US of Interference in Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-19 21:18
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi lawmaker from the Shi’ite State of Law Coalition, led by former PM Nouri al-Maliki, said on Friday that the United States is obviously setting the ground for interference in Iraq’s upcoming general elections. MP Awatif Ni’ma said that ...

Giant British Petroleum to Sign Kirkuk Oil Agreement

BAS News - 2018-01-18 17:03
KIRKUK — The British Petroleum (BP) is set to sign an agreement with the Iraqi government to boost oil production in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. Cited by Reuters, an Iraqi official said the BP and Iraqi state-owned North Oil ...

US vital in stabilizing Northern Iraq says Archbishop of Erbil

FOX News - 2018-01-18 04:00
One of the most predominant religious heads in the ISIS-scarred region of northern Iraq says that assistance from the US in stabilizing the region is vital in ensuring a safe return for the Christian and Yazidi residents of the Nineveh Plain. ...

Demirtaş Acquitted of Insulting a Minister

BAS News - 2018-01-17 22:17
The HDP co-chair appeared for the second time in court ERBIL — A Turkish court in Ankara acquitted the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş on Wednesday of insulting the Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu in a 2015 speec ...

Baghdad to Export Kirkuk Oil to Iran Before End of January: Minister

BAS News - 2018-01-07 20:16
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi revealed on Sunday that his country will start exporting oil from the Kurdish province of Kirkuk to neighbouring Iran before the end of January. Speaking to reporters in Baghdad, Luaibi said that nearly 30,000 ...

Baghdad Likely to Send Salaries of KRG Public Servants

BAS News - 2018-01-02 21:58
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that there are disagreements between Erbil and Baghdad over the accurate number of employees in the Kurdistan Region, but it may not pose any obstacle to sending salaries. Abadi made the remark ...

Russia announced that fighting Jabhat al-Nusra has been its main task

ANHA - 2017-12-27 15:17
NEWS DESK- Russia announced that its main task now in Syria is to fight Jabhat al-Nusra , and said that the Russian air force will support the forces of Syrian regime to defeat Jabhat al-Nusra. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that ...