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Ahmed Aboulenein

Iraqi oil ministry denies deal to up oil exports

24 Sep 2020

CAIRO Iraq's oil ministry on Thursday denied a media report citing Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar as saying an agreement was imminent with the OPEC+ group to increase Iraq's crude oil exports.

With a battered economy, Iraq debates its contribution to OPEC+ oil cuts

11 Sep 2020

DUBAI/BAGHDAD/LONDON A debate within Iraq over whether it should ask to be exempt from OPEC+ oil supply cuts has resurfaced as low prices squeeze its finances, challenging a government struggling to tackle the destruction of years of war and rampant corruption.

With a battered economy, Iraq debates its contribution to OPEC+ oil cuts

11 Sep 2020

DUBAI/BAGHDAD/LONDON, Sept 11 A debate within Iraq over whether it should ask to be exempt from OPEC+ oil supply cuts has resurfaced as low prices squeeze its finances, challenging a government struggling to tackle the destruction of years of war and rampant corruption.

Basra killings undermine Iraqi PM's efforts to rein in militias

22 Aug 2020

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had just embarked on a state visit to Washington when gunmen shot dead the young protest leader Reham Yacoub in her car in Basra on Wednesday. | Video

Three U.S. troops wounded in renewed rocket attacks on Iraq's Taji base

14 Mar 2020

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON Three American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals. | Video

Special Report - Broken Health: The medical crisis that’s aggravating Iraq’s unrest

02 Mar 2020

BASRA, Iraq On the walls of Basra children's cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters who've been treated there. Most are smiling. Some of the portraits have a black stripe in the upper left corner. Those are pictures of children who passed away. | Video

Iraq power vacuum: acting PM steps aside after designated successor quits

02 Mar 2020

BAGHDAD Iraq's acting prime minister said on Monday he was standing down from most of his duties and called for early elections, one day after the man who had been designated to become premier withdrew his candidacy.

Iraq power vacuum deepens after PM-designate quits

02 Mar 2020

BAGHDAD, March 2 A power vacuum has deepened in Iraq after plans for a new prime minister collapsed, further complicating the country's faltering efforts to deal with mass unrest, a reawakening Islamic State and a spreading coronavirus infection.

Iraq's healthcare has fallen far

02 Mar 2020

SAMARA, Iraq Fifty years ago, a much richer Iraqi government spent lavishly on health funding. The state company responsible for drug imports, known by its Arabic acronym KIMADIA, enjoyed such a close relationship with the world's top drug manufacturers that it would fax orders directly and shipments would arrive before a formal contract was drawn up.

Iraq looks to private business to fix healthcare

02 Mar 2020

BAGHDAD Iraq's Ministry of Health is turning to private business to help shoulder the cost of upgrading equipment and services.

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