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Rocket targets foreign oil workers in Iraq

Rocket targets foreign oil workers in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 09:44
Three rocket attacks hit targets in Basra, Mosul, and Taji Base in the past two days. ...
Rocket targets foreign oil workers in Iraq - Rûdaw

Turkey-linked mercenaries kidnapped 10 people in Afrin

ANF - 2019-07-13 12:55
The invading Turkish army and its mercenary allies kidnapped 10 civilians in the provinces of Mabata, Şera and Cindirês in the last two days. ...

Iraq Increased Oil Exports in May: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-06-25 20:03
ERBIL - Iraq was able to increase its oil exports in May, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement on Tuesday, explaining that it exported over 110 million barrels of crude oil last month. "Iraq’s total exports of crude oil in May reached about 110,737,29 ...

Mass Grave of Kuwaiti People Discovered in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - A mass grave of Kuwaiti people has been discovered in Iraq which includes victims from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Al-Jarida newspaper cited on Thursday an international committee from the Red Crescent Society in Iraq as saying that the grave include ...

Barzani, Iraqi Delegation Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-19 21:21
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday a delegation from the Iraqi Islamic Party to discuss the security and politics in Iraq. During the meeting, Barzani, who is also the Pres ...

Newest rocket attacks hit Iraqi military base in Mosul, foreign oil firms in Basra

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-19 16:23

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 ...

Iraq: Foreign Oil Companies' Compound Targeted, Two Wounded

BAS News - 2019-06-19 10:48
ERBIL — A rocket landed early on Wednesday in the residential and operations headquarters of foreign oil companies near the southern Iraqi city of Basra, military sources confirmed. The target was the Burjesia compound which hosts several international o ...

Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

Turkey: Over 500 Immigrants Arrested in Three Days Alone

BAS News - 2019-06-17 00:27
ERBIL - In the past three days only, over 500 immigrants, including Iraqi nationals, have been arrested while attempting to reach Greece through Turkey, the Iraqi Migration Federation representative in Istanbul said on Sunday. Talking to BasNews, the Ira ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

Three Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - Iranian border guards have killed and wounded three Kurdish porters in the past few days, a monitoring group said on Friday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights revealed that the Iranian forces shot a Kurdish porter, better known as Kolbers, in ...

In Iraq, displaced people are returning home

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-14 17:10
Article In Iraq, displaced people are returning home Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

Iraq faces potential energy crisis as end to Iran sanctions waiver looms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-12 18:37
An oil refinery in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Transferred to IRGC Intelligence Unit

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-11 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The political prisoner “Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour“, detained at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, was transferred to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence unit for the second time in the past two mo ...

Oil rig count in US falls by 11 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 11 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 789 for the week ending June 7, from 80 ...

Syria: Rocket Attacks by Militants Kill, Wound 17 Civilians

BAS News - 2019-05-27 01:28
ERBIL - At least 17 civilians were either killed or wounded on Sunday in rocket attacks carried out by militant groups on the Idlib de-escalation zone on Syria's al-Suqaylabiyah, a commander was quoted as saying. Major General Viktor Kupchishin, the comm ...