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US Issues Fresh Venezuela Oil Sanctions

US Issues Fresh Venezuela Oil Sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-04-06 12:27
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. on Friday designated two companies in the Venezuelan oil sector and 34 vessels owned by Caracas’ state-run oil company in a bid to further ramp up economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. Ballito Bay Shipping Inc. and ProPer in ...
US Issues Fresh Venezuela Oil Sanctions - Waar Media

US to extend waivers tied to Iran’s nuclear program

Waar Media - 2019-05-04 20:22
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. said Friday it would extend waivers granted to nations involved in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that allow them to take part in nonproliferation projects designed to make it harder for Tehran to obtain a nuclear weapon. The projects inc ...

Venezuela’s Maduro: Coup plotters not to go unpunished

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 11:49
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said late on Tuesday that a coup attempt in the country will not go unpunished. His remarks came after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido released a video on Twitter in which he could be seen alongsid ...

Guaido urges Venezuelans to take to streets on May Day

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 11:49
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government on May Day. “I am calling on the armed forces to continue their march in Operation Freedom. Tomorrow, May 1, we will continue…across ...

Seven key figures accused of transferring millions of dollars to Daesh in a network across the Middle East, Europe and East Africa are targeted with sanctions by US Treasury

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-16 07:02
Washington – Today, the U.S. Treasury has “designated” seven individuals and one company as part of powers which target terrorists – and those providing support to terrorists. When a person becomes a “Specially Designated National”, their assets are bloc ...

US to determine if it will continue offering oil waivers for Iran sanctions next month

Rûdaw - 2019-04-11 23:19
Pompeo also touched on how entrenched the IRGC is within the Iranian economy ...

Oil prices fall with rising US stocks, record output

Waar Media - 2019-04-11 12:19
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices started Thursday with a decline as crude oil inventories in the U.S. increased much higher than market expectation and crude production in the country remained at record high levels. International benchmark Brent crude was trading a ...

US Revises Up Oil Price Forecasts For 2019

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S.’ Energy Information Administration (EIA) revised up its crude oil price forecasts for 2019, according to its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) for April released on Tuesday. The price estimate for Brent crude has been revised up by $2 ...

Oil Prices On Rise With Libya Tensions & Supply Cuts

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices opened higher Wednesday with ongoing tensions in Libya, and with sanctions on Iran and Venezuela hindering secure supply, however, a weaker global growth expectation could keep some cap on rising prices. International benchmar ...

PM Barzani Discusses Political, Security Affairs with US Delegates

BAS News - 2019-04-09 23:06
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday a US delegation, led by Joey Hood, chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad, to discuss a number of political and security issues in the region. During the meeting, where ...

Brent oil above $70 a barrel with tight global supply

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK The price of Brent crude oil opened above $70 per barrel at trading start on Monday, sustaining its five-month highs as global oil supply tightens with OPEC+ cuts, and with sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. The international benchmark traded at ...

EU Won’t Be Held Hostage to UK’s Brexit Crisis: Macron

Waar Media - 2019-04-03 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK The European Union will not be held “hostage” by the political crisis in the UK over Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. “The EU cannot be held hostage to the resolution of a political crisis in the United Kingdom on a long- ...

US Considering Additional Sanctions on Iran: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-02 14:35
ERBIL — The United States is considering the imposition of additional sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, an official said. The official explained that Washington aims at targeting areas of Iranian economy that have not been hit before, Reute ...

Global Oil Prices See Highest Levels of 2019

Waar Media - 2019-04-02 14:11
WAAR_DUHOK Global oil prices reached their highest levels of 2019 on Tuesday, fueled by shortages from Venezuela, Iran and OPEC+ as well as drops in U.S. shale production. International benchmark Brent crude increased to $69.76 on Tuesday, while American ...

Venezuela welcomes arrival of Chinese medical aid

Waar Media - 2019-03-30 16:04
WAAR_DUHOK A Chinese plane loaded with 65 tons of medical supplies landed in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas on Friday amid a power struggle between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido. Maduro welcomed the arrival of the humanitaria ...

US to Deploy ‘Arctic Wolves’ Combat Team in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-30 14:01
ERBIL — The US Army has confirmed that it will deploy Arctic Wolves of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Iraq by this summer. The fresh troops will support Operation Inherent Resolve, according to an official statement cited by Sputnik. "The brigade ...

Denmark’s contribution to further stabilisation

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-29 20:49
Article Denmark’s contribution to further stabilisation Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

The teacher who created a centre to help Iraq’s unemployed

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-11 11:19
Nihad, a teacher from Iraq, helps students towards entrepreneurship and community building. Article The teacher who created a centre to help Iraq’s unemployed Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Foreign Troops in Iraq Not a Threat to Neighbors: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2019-03-07 23:22
ERBIL - The presence of the US-led coalition troops in Iraq poses no threat to the neighboring countries, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said on Thursday. Halbusi made the remarks during a visit to Iran where he had meetings with President ...