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Reuters reported that Iraq has signed an agreement to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery near the northern city of Kirkuk, the oil ministry said. The agreement was signed with Ranya International, a company based in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, north and east of Kirkuk, which would be ...
Iraqis stand in front of the destroyed Al-Hadba minaret at the Al-Nuri mosque in Mosul's Old City, on Feb. 10, 2018, during a gathering to call on international organizations to proceed with the reconstruction of the city. Iraqi forces seized the country's second city from Daesh group jihadists seven months ago.

... investment refineries in the provinces of Nineveh, Anbar, Dhi Qar and other places. Iraq's capacity of producing oil derivatives has dramatically declined due to the damages to its largest refinery in Baiji, some 200 km north of Baghdad, when it was captured by the extremist group Islamic State (IS) in 2014.
Its refining capacity was curtailed when ISIS overran its largest oil processing plant in Baiji, north of Baghdad, in 2014. Iraqi forces recaptured Baiji in 2015, but the facility sustained heavy damage in the fighting. The country now relies on the Doura refinery in Baghdad and Shuaiba plant in the south.
Iraqi forces recaptured Baiji in 2015, but the place sustained heavy damage in the fighting. The country now relies on the Doura refinery, in Baghdad, and Shuaiba plant, in the south. Work to rehabilitate Baiji has begun, Oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday, adding that a 70,000 bpd processing unit ...
Meanwhile, the Iraqi security forces found a store of explosive devices in the district of Baiji in northern Iraq. A statement by the Iraqi intelligence service said that the directorate of military intelligence carried out a security operation based on accurate information in the district of Baiji, resulted in the discovery ...

In 2014, ISIL attacked pipelines near the Baiji oil refinery, which sits south of Mosul about 130 miles north of Baghdad; oil from Baiji flowed over agricultural lands in the region. ISIL has since "frequently" bombed oil installations in Kirkuk, northeast of Baiji, according to the report. Both complexes sit along ...
She was displaced from Baiji, a city south of Mosul -- a life back home is not her preference yet. "I cannot go back because first my house is burned down and rent prices are high. I am from Baiji, and everyone knows it is destroyed. The place no longer exists. It is not suitable for living. Security is not strong ...
Chief among these are some of the river dolphins, their numbers dwindling thanks to mass river pollution, especially in India (Ganges river dolphin) and China (Baiji river dolphin) but in other locations, they are hunted for meat, and often fall victim to fishing nets and boat traffic. Dolphins, also famous for their intelligence and ...
In 2014 it was one of the few forces that retained high morale in the face of the advance of Islamic State, fighting in Tikrit, Samarra, Baiji and at the gates of Baghdad. Under Commanders such as Lt. Gen. Abdu-Wahab al-Saadi and Maj. Gen. Fazil Barwari, the CTS gained praise as the "golden division," ...
It will transport crude from the area of Baiji, in the province of Salaheddine to the south of Kirkuk, to the Fishkhabur border post with Turkey further north. Advertisement. Advertisement. Foreign and domestic companies have a month to bid for the project, a quarter of which will be awarded to local companies ...
Interior Ministry spokesperson Saad Maan said "bomb squads from the energy security directorate have finished the dismantling and clearing of the Iraq-Turkey pipeline which stretches from Kirkuk province, passing by al-Riyad, Baiji and Mosul to Turkey". That pipeline had been under Islamic State control ...
The aim is to complete work early next year on one of the units that will produce 70,000 bpd at the Baiji complex which is currently shut, said ministry spokesman Assem jihad. Constructed ... Baiji was particularly hard hit by the devastation wreaked by Iraq's campaign to reclaim its towns and cities from IS.
The Baiji complex should produce 70,000 barrels of oil per day upon completion, ministry spokesman Assem jihad told reporters on Thursday. The facility, originally constructed in 1975, is currently completely offline and refined between 250,000 to 300,000 barrels per day before it was seized by ISIS in ...
Iraq's Oil Ministry said reconstruction began in Baiji at what was previously the country's biggest oil refinery prior to damages incurred during the fight against the Islamic State, The Daily Star reported Dec. 14. Reconstruction efforts aim to finish one of the units at the Baiji complex, which will produce 70,000 ...
Salahuddin ( The Iraqi Ministry of Oil started on Thursday reconstructing the country's biggest oil refinery Baiji, which was completely destroyed in intense fighting between government forces and Islamic State group. The aim is to complete reconstruction work early next year on one of the ...
oil refineries and chemical plants may be a distant memory for Baiji, and the North oil company, the state-owned apparatus that used to run it, says it will never have its previous capacity again. Where that leaves the locals, however, remains to be seen, as the complex was the economic lifeblood of the city.

A white rocking horse and a child's toy car lie abandoned on a dusty lane in the Iraqi city of Baiji, a small sign of the ruin that can be seen all around. Two years after the jihadists of Islamic State (IS) were forced from this one-time industrial hub, Baiji remains a devastated ghost city as pledges of funds to ...
It says these type of fishing nets are the largest global threat to marine mammals, resulting in declines of many species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, including the Critically Endangered vaquita in the gulf of California and China's Baiji dolphin, which is listed as Critically Endangered but is feared to ...
At least 10 security personnel were killed on Wednesday in three attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants on military bases in Iraq's Salahudin province, an official said. Six suicide bombers wearing explosive vests carried out a pre-dawn attack on military bases in Baiji town, about 200 km from here, leading to ...
In his book about the Baiji's plight, Witness to Extinction, biologist Samuel Turvey described how thousands of years of human activity had decimated the Yangtze basin, a bio-diverse area once regarded as the Amazon of the East. As well as the Baiji, the ecosystem was once home to two species of ...
Amateur investigators have reported spotting what they believe to be a Baiji dolphin in a stretch of the Yangtze river in eastern China. The animal was declared "functionally extinct" in 2006 after researchers from six countries failed to find a single dolphin, and concluded there were too few left to save the ...
Dr. Ali al-Obaidi, then the director general, in the Baiji oil refinery on Feb. 7, 2010. (AYMAN OGHANNA/ Iraq oil Report) ... Editor's Note: As one of Iraq's most important pieces of infrastructure, the Baiji refinery has suffered acutely from violence and corruption since 2003. Before it went offline in June 2014, ...
Sand-mining, dams and overall degradation of the river seem to be driving the 500 or so animals left to their almost inevitable end, like that of the famed Baiji princess, 白鱀豚 . We are committed to conservation, so this article lingers on, trying to convey exactly how much these species are being missed by ...
In a blog post in 2009, he lamented the decline of megafauna on the Yangtze, notably the Baiji dolphin, paddlefish, sturgeon, finless porpoise and Chinese alligator, as a result of the Three Gorges and other dams on the river and its tributaries. The warning signs, he said, had been apparent almost two ...
The Baiji, a long-nosed freshwater dolphin, had lived in China's Yangtze River for nearly 20 million years. "When that species was declining toward extinction, there was an attempt by the Chinese government to capture those remaining individuals," Marine Biologist Tom Jefferson told WhoWhatWhy.
The Baiji, a kind of dolphin native to the Yangtze river in China, is thought to be extinct, but some findings have raised hopes it might not be. Experts are now surveying the river in hopes of a sighting. The kiwi has gained ground thanks to a New Zealand campaign to rid its islands of predators such as rats, ...
Novak also said Iraq has offered Russian construction companies the chance to take part in the construction of a new oil pipeline from Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan. The new pipeline will replace an old, badly damaged section of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline. It will start from the nearby city of Baiji and ...
Attacks by the Islamic State on oil facilities around Kirkuk and Baiji also resulted in many oil spills in the Tigris River, and oil spills flowing over large swathes of agricultural land. Local farmers say this damage makes it hard if not impossible to earn a living. PAX calls for increased data collection, sharing and ...
... other way for totoaba fishers to support themselves, gillnetting will not stop. Vigilantes remove nets, but that does not solve the underlying economic problem, and even a 100% survival rate might not be enough to save them. Barring a miracle, the vaquita will soon join the Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, ...
According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, two suicide bombers attacked a gathering of the PMU fighters north of Baiji. There are no ...
Baiji, Iraq: Iraqi forces, supported by members of the Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units), advance through the Salaheddin province ...
Al-Seniyah oil refinery and the nearby Iraq's largest refinery of Baiji, some 200 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, were badly damaged by ...
The newly repaired Siniya refinery is near Iraq's largest oil refinery of Baiji, which is still shut after suffering extensive damage in the war against ...
... would liberate several other important cities, including Mosul, Al-Ramadi, Al-Karma, Al-Qa'im, Tal 'Afar, Al-Rumanah, Baiji, and Fallujah.
... chairman of National Aquatic Wildlife conservation Association, said: "About 10 years ago, the Baiji dolphin was declared functionally extinct.
Apart from finless porpoises, the survey will also try to find Baiji, a functionally extinct species of freshwater dolphin formerly found only in the ...
When I asked Taylor to tell me the history of Vaquita CPR, she began with the story of the Baiji, a rare white dolphin that lived in China's ...
... the jihadist group eulogized a Russian Tatar fighter who died fighting for the group in Baiji, Iraq, just days after arriving on the battlefield.
police said that Shantilal had been having arguments with the deceased Baiji Rathodiya and her husband Shana since two weeks over tying ...
... (June) and large parts of Anbar Province, though its advance north was delayed by fierce ISIS resistance around the oil refinery town of Baiji.
Before 2006, the river system was home to two different species of dolphins, but the Baiji dolphin was declared functionally extinct in 2007.
8 The Baiji is a variety of freshwater dolphin regarded as a goddess by local fishermen. It was declared as functionally extinct in the 1980s due ...
We were working in Baiji, Iraq, and basically had a bad day-- when the insurgents launched a few mortars on our position. One of them landed ...
A general view of Baiji oil refinery in Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, January 21, 2009. Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani. Saudi Arabia: ...
The Iraqi section of the pipeline, which starts from Kirkuk, turns southwest to the Baiji refinery and heads northwest to the Turkish border, ...
The Islamic State maintained control of the town even after it was ejected from the nearby cities of Tikrit, Baiji, Al Qayyarah and Mosul over the ...
One reason Yangtze finless porpoises have managed to survive is they have much better eyesight than Baiji dolphins, increasing their chances ...
The Islamic State has used it as a launching pad for operations in Baiji, Tikrit, and Kirkuk. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the ...


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