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Siemens to Upgrade Iraq's Electricity Grid: Abdul-Mahdi

Siemens to Upgrade Iraq's Electricity Grid: Abdul-Mahdi

BAS News - 2019-04-30 21:12
ERBIL - Siemens was the "main partner" in a roadmap agreement to upgrade Iraq's electricity grid, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. The Iraqi premier made the remarks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel where A ...
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US and Iran Don't Seek War: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-14 23:28
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that neither the US nor Iran is seeking a war between the two countries. Abdul-Mahdi pointed out that, although Washington and Tehran are in long-term disputes, they are both close friends of ...

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 12:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran. ...

Exxon Mobil Deal Not Related to US Sanction Waiver: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the deal his country is about to sign with Exxon Mobil is not related to the sanctions waiver that Washington has granted to allow Baghdad to continue economic cooperation with Iran. As p ...

The Institute helping Iraq’s children overcome war – part 1

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-07 16:25
The Iraqi Institute for Development has been educating Iraq’s youth since 2003. Its work is tailored to help young Iraqis through political changes. Article The Institute helping Iraq’s children overcome war – part 1 Appeared first on The Global Coalitio ...

The EU supporting Iraq’s stabilisation

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-02 20:13
Article The EU supporting Iraq’s stabilisation Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million bpd in April: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 3.377 million bpd the previous month, a statement from the oil ministry said. Exports from the southern Basra oilfields rose to 3.354 million bpd from 3.254 million bp ...

Syrian journalist sees journalism as a weapon to fight Daesh’s return

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-30 20:16
As a journalist from Raqqa, Rawad Mafdi was constantly under threat from Daesh. Even after liberation, the threat of Daesh’s return still torments him. Article Syrian journalist sees journalism as a weapon to fight Daesh’s return Appeared first on The Gl ...

Iraq signs deal with Germany’s Siemens to upgrade electricity infrastructure

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 19:47
BERLIN,— German engineering group Siemens on Tuesday signed a roadmap agreement with Iraq’s Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khateeb to upgrade Iraq’s electricity infrastructure. Iraq’s government had said on Monday it would “cooperate” with Siemens in a ...

Iraq signs deal with Siemens to upgrade, boost electricity sector

Rûdaw - 2019-04-30 18:38

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

President Erdogan due to visit Iraq towards end of year

Waar Media - 2019-04-28 23:44
WAAR_DUHOK President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to visit Iraq towards end of this year, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. “President Erdogan will visit Iraq to hold 4th High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council meeting towards end of this ye ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Attempts to Enter Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 22:27
ERBIL - Top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has attempted to enter Iraq from neighboring Syria in the past few weeks, but he has so far failed to do so due to strict security measures at the border areas, said Iraqi intelligence officer on ...

Iraq’s Oil Import from Iran Not Affected by Recent US Measures: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said ending the exemptions to Iranian oil buyers by the US will not affect Iraq. Washington announced last Monday that it will not prolong a previous waiver for importing Iranian oil despite US sanctions. Iraq, ...

Prime Minister Barzani and Iraq’s Parliament Speaker discuss political developments

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-25 00:08
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Muhammad Al Halbusi. The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Ms. Vala Farid an ...

PM Abdul-Mahdi Invites Pope to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-24 10:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday he has officially invited Pope Francis to visit his country. He said Iraq is introducing its new policy which emphasizes on partnership with other countries and communities around the world. ...

US's Designation of IRGC as "Terrorist Organization" Not Right: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-04-09 23:06
ERBIL - The US's decision of designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization is not right, Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday, warning of "negative consequences" for Iraq and the region. The Iraqi premier d ...

May to meet Merkel on Tuesday amid Brexit crisis

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 20:15
WAAR_DUHOK German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin on Tuesday, a government spokesman has announced on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel will r ...

Saudi to Open New Consulates in Iraq: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia is expected to open four new consulates in Iraq, the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment, Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, revealed on Wednesday. Qasabi made the remarks during a joint press conference with Iraqi Oil Minister Samr ...

Prime Minister Barzani: Science is key to our progress

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-02 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani stressed that “the only way for a nation to prosper and move forward is by expanding and deepening its education in various academic disciplines.” He made the statement in ...