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Oil dispute reignites Baghdad-Erbil tensions

Oil dispute reignites Baghdad-Erbil tensions

Al Monitor - 2019-05-30 06:41

Oil dispute reignites Baghdad-Erbil tensions - Al Monitor

Erbil-Baghdad Disputes Should be Resolved: Ammar al-Hakim

BAS News - 2019-06-05 23:09
ERBIL - Iraqi leader Ammar al-Hakim, head of Hikma Party, has called for the resolution of the remaining disputes between Erbil and Baghdad, warning that it may affect Iraq's unity if the issues are not addressed. Hakim made the comments during a a speec ...

Oil Smuggling Continues in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:51
ERBIL - Making holes into the pipelines and smuggling oil in Kirkuk province have been continued and the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are accused of being involved in the process, an official revealed on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Mariwan Jala ...

Iraq to Reopen Green Zone During Eid al-Fitr Holidays

BAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has issued a decree to reopen the Green Zone in central Baghdad during the Eid al-Fitr while tensions are yet to be defused in the region. According to a statement by Abdul-Mahdi's office, the heavily fortifi ...

Oil prices down following largest weekly drop of 2019

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down at trading start on Monday having posted the largest percentage drop of 2019 last week when Sino-U.S. trade tensions hampered global economic growth and demand for oil. International benchmark Brent crude was trading ...

Iraqi Forces Foil “Huge” Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-27 11:38
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have foiled a car bomb attack in Baghdad which they said could have been a “huge” terrorist attack. According to multiple media reports, the Islamic State (IS) jihadists had planned a car bomb attack in the capital city with ...

Iranian FM Discusses Tensions in Region with Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-26 11:06
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Saturday in Baghdad to discuss the current situation in the region. Zarif’s trip to Baghdad comes amid growing tensions between Tehran and Washington, ...

Iranian FM Lands in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-25 19:57
ERBIL - Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi top officials amid tensions between Washington and Tehran. According to the information BasNews has learned, Zarif will stay for only one day in Iraq where he is expected t ...

Iranian-Backed Militias Behind Rocket Attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone: US

BAS News - 2019-05-25 12:06
ERBIL — Washington has accused Iranian-backed militias forces in Iraq for carrying out the Katyusha rocket attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone last week. The accusation was made by US Vice Admiral Michael Gilday, the director of the Joint Staff, on Friday. Th ...

Demonstration in Baghdad Calls on Iraq to Avoid Iran-US Conflict

BAS News - 2019-05-25 01:06
ERBIL — Thousands of people gathered in Iraq’s capital Baghdad overnight Friday to urge the Iraqi government to stay out of the growing conflict between Iran and the United States. The protests came after Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shi’ite cleric and th ...

Iranian FM to Visit Iraq Amid Tensions with US

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Iraq’s capital Baghdad as tensions between Tehran and Washington continue. A source from Iraqi prime minister’s office confirmed the report and said the visit will be in the next ...

Signs of Baghdad-Erbil Crisis over Oil, Salaries | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-05-22 09:28

Iraqi PM: Kurdistan, Turkey alternative route for oil exports if US-Iran tensions continue

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-22 08:37

ExxonMobil Evacuation Hurts Deal with Iraq: Oil Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-19 19:55
ERBIL — By evacuating its foreign employees from Iraq, ExxonMobil will hurt a deal Baghdad that was about to be made with the company, said the Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban. "Had we concluded we would have signed the heads of agreement," he said, r ...

Oil rises on Middle East tensions, shrugs off U.S. crude build

Gulan Media - 2019-05-15 20:33

Oil tankers 'sabotaged' as Gulf tensions soar

Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 14:27
US is floating military options, including sending 120,000 troops to Middle East ...

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on "Highlighted Tensions" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens on "highlighted tensions" in the country as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically escalated lately. "The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citi ...

Oil prices fall with heightened US-China trade tensions

Waar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices saw declines at trading start on Thursday due to heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China, raising the possibility of a global economic slowdown and overall weaker oil demand. International benchmark Brent crude was trad ...

Iraqi PM Hails "Improved" Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-05-03 23:18
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has praised the improved relations between Erbil and Baghdad, saying that the ties between the sides are "in the best shape." Abdul-Mahdi made the comments during a press conference in Paris on Friday after meeting with ...

Iraq Generated Over $7 Billion from April Oil Exports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Oil exports from Iraqi oilfields in the month of April generated more than $7 billion for Baghdad, Oil Ministry said on Wednesday. Iraq exported 3.47 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in April, which made the export just under 104 million, AP ...