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‘Destroy caves & shelters’: Turkey launches 2nd wave of military op against Kurdish PKK in Iraq

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Ankara has launched military operation ‘Claw-2’, seeking to destroy PKK hideouts in northern Iraq. The move is part of Turkey’s bigger fight against Kurdish militants, which has taken a toll on its relations with Baghdad. The Turkish army began moving into northern Iraq at 10pm local time on Friday, after conducting airstrikes and shelling the Read More

Baghdad cabinet approves Iraq-Jordan oil pipeline

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London — Iraq’s cabinet approved a plan to build a pipeline to send the output of oil fields in Rumaila to Aqaba in Jordan, according to a Wednesday statement from the country’s oil ministry. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The pipeline will have a capacity of Read More

Iraqi PM discusses oil price stability with Saudi king: statement

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discussed coordination over stabilizing oil prices in a phone call on Monday, Abdul Mahdi’s office said. “The talks were primarily over the brotherly countries cooperating in the OPEC conference for oil and energy ministers currently being held in Vienna to regulate Read More

Iraqis storm Bahrain embassy, burn US & Israeli flags to protest ‘deal of the century’ (VIDEOS)

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Bahrain has condemned the storming of its embassy in Baghdad and recalled its ambassador, accusing the Iraqi government of failing to provide proper protection for the diplomatic compound. Not all Iraqis welcomed Bahrain’s foreign minister’s call for peaceful co-existence with the state of Israel, which Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa made Wednesday as the Kingdom Read More

Iraq won’t let US strike Iran from its territory

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Baghdad will not allow Washington to use its military bases to launch an attack on Iran, the country’s president stressed, thrashing Donald Trump’s warmongering policies towards the Islamic Republic. “We do not want our territory to be a staging post for any hostile action against any of our neighbors, including Iran,” Iraq’s President Barham Salih Read More

‘Iran would sign no-war pact with Iraq if not for US’ destabilizing role’ – Top security official

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Iran considers security in the Gulf as vital and does not intend to attack anybody, Secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told RT, accusing the US of sowing discord in the region. Shamkhani told RT’s Salam Musafir on a visit to Moscow that his country aims to ease tensions with all Read More

Feature: As Middle East attacks intensify, Iraq warily eyes its vital oil gateway

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Highlights Most Iraqi crude exported through Basrah SOMO lacks viable alternative export routes Iraq needs stable security to court investors Iraq’s only sea coastline is just 36 miles long — a sliver of access at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf critical to the world’s fourth-largest crude producer, which exports some three-quarters of its Read More

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

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BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: Flames emerge from the flare stacks at the West Qurna-1 oilfield, which Read More

Rocket hits Basra oil headquarter site of Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell

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Published time: 19 Jun, 2019 08:55 A rocket was fired at the headquarters of a number of global oil companies, including ExxonMobil, west of Basra, Iraq on Wednesday, injuring three Iraqi workers. Iraqi police said the rocket hit the Burjesia residential and operations headquarters, but no responsibility has been claimed for the short-range Katyusha missile Read More

Kremlin compares US attacks on Iran to fake ‘white powder evidence’ against Iraq in 2003

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The US campaign for a war against Iraq in 2003 serves as a cautionary tale against saber-rattling and finger-pointing amid current tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Kremlin’s spokesperson has said. “We didn’t forget the vials with white powder. We remember and, therefore, have learnt to show restraint in our assessments,” Dmitry Peskov said on Read More