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Thursday, Aug 13, 2020
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Iraq

Aug 10, 2020 08:23
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 49 cents, or 1.2%, to $41.71 a barrel at 0010 GMT, while Brent crude futures were up 40 cents, or 0.9%, at $44.80 a barrel. read more
Aug 06, 2020 15:42
Iraq announced Thursday it will create an inventory of all hazardous materials at ports and airports after the ignition of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at a portside warehouse levelled swathes of Beirut. read more
Jul 28, 2020 06:56
The violence comes after months of quiet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and were an embarrassment to prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has vowed to meet protester demands by holding early elections and investigating the death of hundreds of protesters. read more
Jul 12, 2020 00:32
Mustafa al-Kadhimi launched a campaign to recover “hundreds of millions” of Iraqi dinars in import tax revenue lost to bribery in the northern province of Diyala. read more
Jul 05, 2020 15:39
Iraqi officials said the embassy’s recently installed C-RAM air defense system may have attempted to intercept the rocket as the system was operational late Saturday. read more
Jun 22, 2020 08:04
As hospitals overflowed with patients, the Iraqi government announced temporary field hospitals will open throughout Baghdad, where infections are highest, to cope with the exponentially rising number of coronavirus patients. read more
Jun 19, 2020 08:25
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures climbed 14 cents, or 0.4%, to $38.98 a barrel at 0101 GMT, while Brent crude futures crawled up 7 cents, or 0.2%, to $41.58 a barrel. Both contracts rose around 2% on Thursday. read more
Jun 17, 2020 13:09
The airborne offensive into Iraq’s border region of Haftanin, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Turkey-Iraq border, was launched following intense artillery fire into the area, said the Defense Ministry in Ankara. read more
Jun 15, 2020 13:19
Turkish defence ministry said the jets took maximum care not to harms civilians and returned to their bases safely. There was no immediate statement from the PKK, which has waged a more than three-decade-old insurgency in southeastern Turkey. read more
Jun 11, 2020 16:52
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Jun 11, 2020 13:40
Iran at the same time is grappling with the economic fallout from US sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak. read more
Jun 07, 2020 09:05
Benchmark Brent crude climbed to a three-month high on Friday above $42 a barrel, after diving below $20 in April. Prices still remain a third lower than at the end of 2019. read more
Jun 06, 2020 08:06
The producers known as OPEC+ previously agreed to cut supply by a record 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) during May-June to prop up prices that collapsed due to the coronavirus crisis. Cuts have been due to taper to 7.7 million bpd from July to December. read more
Jun 04, 2020 07:18
Just a day before a proposed gathering on Thursday, the OPEC+ coalition hurriedly backtracked from the meeting intended to green-light an extension of its deepest production cutbacks and prop up crude prices. read more
May 07, 2020 07:27
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday welcomed Iraq’s formation of a government after months of instability, and extended a waiver on Iran sanctions to ease pressure on the new leader. read more