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Iraq's Luaibi reverses INOC decree, says it aims to produce 7 million bpd

20 Oct 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has reversed his decision to transfer the ownership of nine state-owned oil companies from the ministry to the newly formed National Oil Company, the ministry said on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Iraq's Luaibi reverses INOC decree, says it aims to produce 7 mln bpd

20 Oct 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 20 Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has reversed his decision to transfer the ownership of nine state-owned oil companies from the ministry to the newly formed National Oil Company, the ministry said on Saturday.

Can Iraq's new leaders deliver stability after months of deadlock?

04 Oct 2018

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq The election of a respected Kurdish politician as Iraq's new president and his designation of a compromise figure as premier gives the country a fighting chance of achieving stability after years of sectarian bloodshed, war and economic turmoil. | Video

Iraq names new president and premier, ending deadlock

03 Oct 2018

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament on Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who immediately named Shi'ite Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national election in May.

Iraq parliament delays vote for country's president

01 Oct 2018

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament postponed a vote on Monday to name a president because the main Kurdish parties, who were supposed to present a candidate, could not overcome differences, said several lawmakers.

Iraq aims to boost light crude exports to 1 million bpd in 2019

30 Sep 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq plans to increase the production and exports of light crude oil to 1 million barrels per day in 2019, as part of its strategy to boost state revenue, its oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday.

Iraq parliament elects Sunni lawmaker al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

15 Sep 2018

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Iraq's parliament elected Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking an important step towards establishing a new government four months after an inconclusive national election.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

13 Sep 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Protests dash Iraqi PM's chances of new term, hit U.S. hopes of shaping government

13 Sep 2018

SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL, Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's chances of winning a second term and shattered Washington's hopes of shaping the next government.

Exclusive: Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies - sources

31 Aug 2018

PARIS/BAGHDAD Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi'ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said.

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