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GE poised for significant power orders in Iraq after U.S. push - sources

14 Jun 2019

NEW YORK/BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibillion-dollar contracts to rebuild Iraq's electricity system, reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Iraqi court sentences one French man and one Tunisian to death

29 May 2019

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced two men, a French citizen and a Tunisian, to death on Wednesday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, a prosecutor told Reuters.

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister

26 May 2019

BAGHDAD Iran will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed. | Video

Iraqi court sentences three French men to death

26 May 2019

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters.

As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy

20 May 2019

BAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties, the Iraqi military said. | Video

Iraq has contingency plans in case Iran gas imports halted: minister

16 May 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq has contingency plans for any stoppage of Iranian gas imports for its power grid but hopes no such disruption will take place, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday.

U.S. pressures Baghdad over Iran-backed militias

15 May 2019

BAGHDAD Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's surprise visit to Baghdad this month came after U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed Shi'ite militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces, according to two Iraqi security sources.

US-Iran-Konflikt spitzt sich zu - Atom-Abkommen droht Aus

08 May 2019

London/Bagdad Das internationale Atom-Abkommen mit dem Iran steht nach der Zuspitzung des Konflikts zwischen den USA und der Führung in Teheran auf der Kippe.

France suggests sanctions could be reimposed if Iran reneges on deal

08 May 2019

PARIS/BAGHDAD International sanctions could be reimposed on Iran if it reneges on commitments under its nuclear deal, sources at the French presidency said on Tuesday, after Tehran said it would scale back its compliance a year after Washington pulled out.

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

07 May 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran.

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