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Baghdad's crackdown on Iran-allied militias faces resistance

29 Aug 2019

BAGHDAD At checkpoints leading into the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the flags of Brigade 30, a paramilitary force, still fly nearly two months after the Baghdad government ordered all militias to leave.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

09 Aug 2019

* Iraq poised to award part of huge Exxon project to oil rivals

Exclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

08 Aug 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

Iraqi oil minister says OPEC deal will lower inventories, stabilize prices

10 Jul 2019

BAGHDAD An agreement between OPEC and its allies to extend oil output cuts until the end of March 2020 will lower inventories, help stabilize the market and address price volatility, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Iraqi oil minister says OPEC deal will lower inventories, stabilise prices

10 Jul 2019

BAGHDAD, July 10 An agreement between OPEC and its allies to extend oil output cuts until the end of March 2020 will lower inventories, help stabilise the market and address price volatility, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources

22 Jun 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company's ambitions to expand in the country. | Video

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

19 Jun 2019

BASRA, Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region.

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

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