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Katyusha rocket falls in Baghdad’s Green zone where US embassy is located, no casualties

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Published time: 19 May, 2019 18:03 Edited time: 19 May, 2019 18:22 A rocket was fired into Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone where the embassies of the US and other countries are located, the Iraqi military said, adding that casualties were avoided in the incident. “A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone Read More

Iraq says ExxonMobil evacuation of staff Is `unacceptable’

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By Khalid Al-Ansary on 5/19/2019 Photo: Iraq Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban. BAGHDAD (Bloomberg) — The evacuation of some ExxonMobil Corp. workers is “unacceptable and unwarranted” because it has nothing to do with the security situation in southern Iraq, according the country’s energy minister. “This withdrawal may send the wrong message about the situation in Iraq, Read More

Iraq slams Exxon Mobil’s staff evacuation, says it’s politically motivated

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Exxon Mobil’s decision to take its foreign employees out from the West Qurna 1 oilfield was unjustified, according to Iraq’s oil minister. He added that the withdrawal does not pose a threat to the country’s oilfields. “The withdrawal of multiple employees – despite their small number – temporarily has nothing to do with the security Read More

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

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BASRA, Iraq/DUBAI (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday. A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Read More

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield: Iraqi official, sources

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BASRA, Iraq/DUBAI (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday. A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Read More

Exxon Mobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield: sources

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A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes DUBAI/BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, three Read More

Oil steady as Middle East tensions mounts, set for weekly gains

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices were steady on Friday, giving up earlier gains, and were on track for the first weekly increases this month, as rising tensions in the Middle East stoked fears of supply disruptions. FILE PHOTO: A view shows a well head and a drilling rig in the Yarakta Oil Field, owned by Read More

2 US destroyers enter Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran

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Two US Navy warships armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles have entered the Persian Gulf with a carrier strike group on stand-by off the coast of Oman, as Washington keeps accusing Tehran of planning to attack “American interests.” Guided missile destroyers USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) and USS McFaul (DDG-74) transited the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday afternoon, Read More

Oil prices rise more than 1% as Middle East conflict persists

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil futures were up more than 1% on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East grew, with a Saudi-led coalition launching air strikes in retaliation for recent attacks on its crude infrastructure. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in an oilfield in Midland, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Read More

Brent oil moves toward $73 on Middle East tensions

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Thursday for a third day running as fears of supply disruption amid heightened tensions in the Middle East overshadowed swelling U.S. crude inventories. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in an oilfield in Midland, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Brent crude futures were up $1.03 Read More