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Iraq says ExxonMobil to resume operations in Basra

Iraq says ExxonMobil to resume operations in Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. oil company ExxonMobil will resume operations in Iraq’s southern Basra province on Sunday, the government-owned Basra Oil Company announced Saturday. The move comes less than a month after the energy giant evacuated around 30 employees fr ...
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UK Continues to Support Explosive Hazard Management, Risk Education Activities in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-09 15:47
BAGHDAD (UNMAS) — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq would like to highlight the role of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as a key facilitator of stabilization and humanitarian efforts through the s ...

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

ExxonMobil to Return Foreign Staff to Iraq Soon

BAS News - 2019-05-31 23:26
ERBIL - ExxonMobil has decided to return its foreign staff to Iraq's southern West Qurna 1 oilfield on upcoming Sunday as the government agreed to provide additional security, senior Iraqi oil officials were quoted as saying. Earlier the month, the oil c ...

WHO working to restore healthcare in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-31 15:30
Article WHO working to restore healthcare in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Turkish lawyers’ group says foreign ministry staff tortured in custody

Reuters - 2019-05-28 21:19
Five Turkish foreign ministry staff detained last week on suspicion of links to a failed coup three years ago have said they have been tortured and mistreated in custody, the Ankara Lawyers' Bar Association said on Tuesday. ...

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 ...

Iraq says stands by Iran against US sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq stands by Iran against U.S. sanctions, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim said Sunday. Alhakim held talks in Baghdad with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Iraqi capital on Saturday for discussions with Iraqi off ...

Hoshyar Zebari Urges Iraq to Act to Fire Incidents in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:04
ERBIL - Kurdish politician and former foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, has expressed concerns over the recent fire incidents in the disputed areas which have targeted the farms of Kurdish citizens, urging Iraq to put the issue into consideration ...

Iraq Sentences Former Minister to Seven Years in Jail

BAS News - 2019-05-26 22:35
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a former minister to seven years in jail over alleged corruption during his time in the office, an Iraqi source revealed to RT on Sunday. "Former Minister of Culture Asaad al-Hashemi, who belonged to the Islamic Party, was sent ...

Kurdish leader Ocalan calls end to jail hunger strikes in Turkey

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey, Ocalan’s lawyers said on Sunday. “I expect the action to come to an end in light of the broad statements to be made ...

Does the U.S. really want to attack on Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 11:28
Payraw Anwar | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Introduction: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran has escalated in recent days. The U.S. President Donald Trump rapidly decided to move an aircraft carrier ship which is known by Abraham Lincoln toward Persian Gulf. T ...

Germany to Resume Military Trainings in Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - German Ministry of Defense said on Friday that it has decided to resume its military trainings in Iraq, pointing out that the threat level has lessened now. The ministry explained that the decision came after a joint re-assessment by the coalitio ...

Coalition to Resume Training Peshmerga Next Week: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 01:22
ERBIL - The US-led International Coalition will resume its military training to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces next week, said the Ministry of Peshmerga on Thursday in a statement. Following a security alert by the US Department of State on Wedn ...

Iraqi Airways to Resume Direct Flights to Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-16 22:49
ERBIL - Iraqi Airways is expect to resume direct flights to neighboring Syria next week for the first time since the beginning of the civil war in the country in 2011, a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. Spokesperson for the national airport Layth al-R ...

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

Trump backs Israel ‘100%’ amid airstrikes on Gaza

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 13:02
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday threw his support behind Israel amid ongoing airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip. “Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Isr ...