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Iraq lifts state of emergency at Majnoon oil field

Iraq lifts state of emergency at Majnoon oil field

Kurdiu - 2019-06-01 18:43

Iraq lifts state of emergency at Majnoon oil field - Kurdiu

State of Emergency not over in Van: Ban continues for 952 days

ANF - 2019-06-29 16:32
Official statements claim that the State of Emergency is over, but State of Emergency (OHAL) practices continue in Van with increased severity. ...

3 injured as rocket hits US oil firm in Iraq’s Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Three people were injured on Wednesday in a rocket attack on the headquarters of giant U.S. oil company ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said a Katyusha rock ...

German FM Visits Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-08 12:05
ERBIL — As part of his Middle East tour, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is visiting Iraq where he is expected to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues. According to a brief statement by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maas is expected to mee ...

Russia’s Rosneft plans geological survey in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
ST. PETERSBURG,— Russian state oil major Rosneft is going to conduct geological explorations in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019, the pilot production at the Bijeel field began in the first quarter, the company’s CEO Igor Sechin said at the annual general meeting ...

Marathon Oil exits Iraq upon completion of Kurdistan divestiture

Worldoil - 2019-06-02 17:50

Iraq Lifts ‘State of Emergency’ on Southern Oilfield

BAS News - 2019-06-01 14:42
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Saturday that it has lifted a “state of emergency” on the Majnoon oilfield. The government had announced the state of emergency earlier this year after the southern and central provinces were hit by heavy rainfal ...

Iraq rejects anti-Iran stance of leaders at summit in Saudi Arabia

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 15:53
Salih: Security and stability of a neighboring Islamic country is in our interests ...

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members

E-Kurd - 2019-05-29 17:00
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi authorities handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey on Wednesday at Baghdad airport, where they boarded a plane and prepared to fly home, officials from Iraq’s judiciary and UNICEF said. Representativ ...

Iraq Hands over 188 Turkish Children of IS Suspects

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — Iraq, in cooperation with the UNICEF, handed over at least 188 children of suspected Islamic State (IS) jihadists to Turkey. Reuters said Iraqi judicial authorities and UN representatives were present on Wednesday at the Baghdad International Air ...

Basra Official Calls for Legal Procedure Against ExonMobil's Evacuation

BAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Officials from the Basra Provincial Council have called on the federal government to take legal procedures against ExxonMobil's decision to evacuate its engineers working in the West Qurna oil field in the Iraqi province of Basra. ExxonMobil Corp ...

Kurdistan: A State or a State of Mind? – The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Thecairoreview - 2019-05-27 22:28

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 ...

UK poll: Post-May, 65% see Britain in state of crisis

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 18:38
WAAR_DUHOK Following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, nearly two-thirds of Britons believe the U.K. is in a state of crisis, with most favoring a general election once a new leader is in place, according to a new survey. The poll, ...

Iraq Postpones Resumption of Flights to Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-19 21:54
ERBIL - Iraq has postponed the resumption of direct flights to neighboring Syria, while it previously announced that it would resume flights on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, Damascus said that it had been informed of Iraqi Airway's decision of delaying ...

Russia’s Gazprom Neft says oil output at Iraqi Kurdistan field at 35,000 bpd

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 17:47
MOSCOW,— Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Thursday that daily production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan had reached 35,000 barrels. In June 15, 2018 Gazprom Neft said that daily oil production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdi ...

ExxonMobil Evacuates Employees from Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 18:48
ERBIL - ExxonMobil Corporation has decided to evacuate its engineers working in the West Qurna oil field in the Iraqi province of Basra, a report said on Wednesday. The decision came amid the latest tensions in Iraq due to the escalating ties between the ...

Iraqi oil exports rise to 3.46M bpd in April, but Kirkuk shipments drop

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-08 08:16
A general view of the al-Zubair oil field near Basra, Iraq, July 15, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Essam al-Sudani) ...

Confining Families with Alleged IS Links in Iraq “a Form of Collective Punishment”: HRW

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Iraq for the reports indicating that the country is planning to detain families with perceived affiliation to the Islamic State (IS). “The Iraqi government proposal to confine alleged families of ISIS membe ...