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Why are Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields so important?

Iraq's oilfields in the disputed Kirkuk region have taken on new significance after the United States restored oil sanctions against neighbouring Iran. Washington is pressuring Baghdad to resume exports that stopped last year.

Syrian man sentenced in U.S. for making bomb parts

A Syrian man accused in 2011 of designing and assembling electronic parts for radio-controlled roadside bombs for attacks on U.S. military forces in Iraq was convicted on Wednesday in an Arizona federal court, U.S. officials said.