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While there are those who spend their nights wondering about their position in the corporate ladder, unravelling the future of the industry is what keeps Rajat Basra (pictured), CEO of Indonesia at Omnicom Media Group, up at night. While he feels his journey is a great one thus far filled with many ...
BASRA, Iraq (AFP) – From his small home nestled alongside train tracks in the southern Iraqi province of Basra, Sultan Nayef looks out at plumes of smoke billowing across an expanse of oil fields. Like thousands of others, the unemployed 25-year-old moved to oil-rich Basra in the hope of finding work in ...

Basra (Iraqinews.com) – An Iraqi civilian was killed Monday as a landmine left over from the anti-terror war exploded at a border area in Basra governorate, a provincial official was quoted as saying. Jabar al-Saadi, the head of the security committee at the Basra provincial council, told the SNG news ...
BASRA, Iraq: From his small home nestled alongside train tracks in the southern Iraqi province of Basra, Sultan Nayef looks out at plumes of smoke billowing across an expanse of oil fields. Like thousands of others, the unemployed 25-year-old moved to oil-rich Basra in the hope of finding work in the ...
Iraq's Basrah Light and Basrah Heavy crude oil grades pushed past record high premiums from earlier this week amid zealous buying in the Asian sour crude spot market as refiners prepare for summer ... "Basrah demand in Asia is quite good," a Chinese trader told S&P Global Platts on Wednesday.
SINGAPORE- The Middle East crude benchmarks rose on Tuesday, close to the highest premiums seen earlier this month, as robust demand in Asia underpinned prices. IRAQ: Iraq's May-loading Basra Light crude has been sold at an all-time high premium of just above $1 a barrel to its OSP, traders said.

Imports of Iraqi Basrah Light crude into the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port so far in April have risen by more than 4.4 million barrels from the same period in March, according to data from Platts Analytics and US Customs. In the first half of April, 4.937 million barrels of Basrah Light were imported into Morgan ...
A Cardiff doctor is hoping to give medical advice to people in Iraq from his surgery in Wales via the internet. Dr Laith Al Rubaiy, who is originally from Iraq, recently helped treat displaced families on the outskirts of Basra. The doctor who is based at the University Hospital of Wales, specialises in ...
Saudi Arabia will soon open a consulate in Basra, Iraq, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Public Diplomacy Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Osama Ahmed Nugali, made the announcement, while emphasizing the importance of strengthening Saudi-Iraqi ties.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Protestors in the southern oil-rich province Basra in Iraq in al-Tamimyah area took to the streets to protest lack of services and ... Today, from this podium, a Basra podium, in the name of the heroic al-Tamimyah area, we demand that the local administration come to this area to look at its streets, ...
Instead of contracting it out to another IOC, Basrah Oil Company will operate the field and subcontract work it doesn't have the manpower or expertise to do. Ismaael confirmed that this month the Basrah oil terminal and one single point mooring will be offline briefly for repairs and maintenance. He said it ...
The Turkish Consulate-General in Iraq's southern city of Basra, which was closed for security reasons in 2014, will reopen “soon”, according to the Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad Fatih Yildiz. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Friday, Yildiz said: “Turkey is a big country; it can't be limited to only certain parts ...
Cats in Iraq's southern city of Basra are purring with delight as the country's first feline hotel opens for guests. In a part of the country where many struggle to make ends meet, a prime venue for cat naps may seem like a luxury. But Mehdi Fadel, owner of Bella, a longhaired Angora, was enthusiastic when he ...
Basra (IraqiNews.com) Iraq will launch a search for a British, artefacts-laden ship that sank more than century ago, officials were quoted saying on Friday, saying they will cooperate with academics for the purpose. Alsumaria News quoted Qahtan al-Obaid, head of the antiquities and heritage department in ...
Iraq plans to launch a new Basrah Medium crude export grade in a bid to help stabilize the quality of its existing Basrah Heavy and Light export grades as ... survey found, as fields in the Kurdistan region in the north more than offset a drop in exports from the southern port of Basra due to weather conditions.
But after years of digging for victory, he and his comrades have now turned their skills to civilian use: gouging out irrigation channels for farmers in the southern province of Basra. “What I'm doing makes me happy,” he said, with gelled hair glimmering above his sun-browned face. In 2014, Ali and tens of ...
IT ALMOST feels like old times. Before Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, Gulf Arabs partied on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab river in southern Iraq. Many owned villas in the fields around Basra and took Iraqi wives. Now, after a break of three decades, they are back. Saudi Arabia is putting the ...

Iraqi national football team players take part in a training session on Feb. 27, 2018 in the city of Basra a day ahead of their friendly match against Saudi (Arabia.Haidarr Mohammed Ali/AFP). Related Articles. Iraq recall Yaser Kasim for match with Saudi Arabia in Basra. Saudi Arabia will today play their first ...
Kurdish MPs in a joint statement at parliament in Baghdad on February 17, 2018, condemn the beatings of two tourists from Basra. MPs from Basra are ... BAGHDAD, Iraq —MPs from the Kurdistan Region unilaterally condemned this week's beating of two Arab tourists from Basra while in Erbil. The Kurdish ...
BASRA, Iraq - Rows of self-harm scars that mark the teenager's forearms from her wrists nearly to her elbows are reminders of dark times. At age 7, the now 19-year-old was diagnosed with sickle-cell anaemia, a hereditary disease that has painful symptoms, including inflammation of the hands and feet and ...
It's not easy for soldiers to adjust quickly and easily back to civilian life. It has taken Christopher Burrows more than ten years to become a pupil barrister since he got the idea to switch in 2007, and he started his pupillage at Hardwicke Chambers in October last year. As for how life at the Bar compares with ...
The Iraqi government announced that the Saudi Arabian consulate will open in the city of Basra within two weeks. Under the direction of Saudi leadership, the consulate will be in a temporary location with its staff set to arrive to begin working soon. The head of the Saudi delegation, Abdulrahman al-Shehri, ...
The Iraqi government yesterday sent hundreds of its troops, backed by armoured vehicles and tank, to the country's southern province of Basra to restore security and law following an increase in tribal conflicts in the region. The Basra Operations Command, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Khalaf, said that ...
BAGHDAD: FIFA president Gianni Infantino will not attend Wednesday's international friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in Basra, despite an invitation from local football authorities. “The president will not come to Iraq,” a FIFA spokesperson in Geneva told AFP on Tuesday by telephone. Iraqi officials ...
Iraqis can now visit a special visa-free zone in neighbouring Iran, over the border from Basra. Some locals see the open border as a cynical economic and political move that helps Iran, but not Iraq. An Iraqi passport is one of the most difficult in the world. Only a handful of countries will allow Iraqis to travel ...
She is part of a phenomenon in Iraq's southern Basra province, where illegal drug use and sales have reached previously unseen levels, mainly among youths, over the last three years. Basra is at the forefront of a nationwide spike in drug sales and consumption that have transformed Iraq from a corridor ...
Global terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is further upgrading capacity in Iraq. It has been confirmed that investment in new container terminal infrastructure is now underway at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in the Port of Umm Qasr, which opened for business in 2017.
It's not easy for soldiers to adjust quickly and easily back to civilian life. It has taken Christopher Burrows more than ten years to become a pupil barrister since he got the idea to switch in 2007, and he started his pupillage at Hardwicke Chambers in October last year. As for how life at the Bar compares with ...
The Iraqi government yesterday sent hundreds of its troops, backed by armoured vehicles and tank, to the country's southern province of Basra to restore security and law following an increase in tribal conflicts in the region. The Basra Operations Command, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Khalaf, said that ...
The phase two expansion will be completed in stages by the second half of 2019, and it will enlarge ICTSI's Basra Gateway Terminal with 1,300 feet of new quay with a draft alongside of 46 feet and three new post-panamax STS crnanes. The quay expansion will be adjacent to a new 75 acre yard area with ...
International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has started the second phase of Iraq's Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the Port of Umm Qasr after receiving a strong demand from customers. On completion of the current second phase expansion scheme, ICTSI will have invested in excess of US$ 250 ...
SINGAPORE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Iraq has cut the March official selling price (OSP) for Basra Light crude to Asia by 35 cents to minus $0.40 per barrel against the average of Oman/Dubai quotes from the previous month, a pricing document reviewed by Reuters showed on Thursday. Basra Heavy crude to ...
SINGAPORE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Iraq has cut the March official selling price (OSP) for Basra Light crude to Asia by 35 cents from the previous month to minus 40 cents per barrel below the average of Oman and Dubai quotes, a pricing document reviewed by Reuters showed on Thursday. Basra Heavy crude ...
IHS Markit's Conflict Monitor recorded a 427% increase in intra-tribal fighting in the southern province of Basra for January, representing 58 incidents, compared with the previous month's 10 incidents. On 31 January, the Tribal Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior announced plans to bring together all ...
Watch an Escaped Bear Roam the Streets of Basra, Iraq. By Carrie Arnold. PUBLISHED February 1, 2018. Published February 1, 2018Pedestrians in Basra, Iraq, got quite a shock this morning: A huge bear lumbering across the street. The animal had escaped from a shop where it was being held for sale, according to local ...
Bear Wanders into Basra City in Iraq. Storyful• 1 February 2018. A bear escaped an animal shop and wandered in the streets of the Iraqi city of al-Basra on February 1, according to local media. The bear was safely captured and returned to the shop. . This video shared by a local restaurant in Basra city showing the bear ...
BASRA, Iraq: Iraq plans to increase production at its giant Majnoon oilfield to 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) in three years, from 240,000 bpd now, an Iraqi oil ... Basra Oil is taking over operations at Majnoon from Royal Dutch Shell, which announced its intention to exit the field, which entered production in ...
MULTAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Jan, 2018 ):PPP Secretary Information South Punjab Shoukat Basra Wednesday said the killing of Naqeeb and Intizar by police were a test case for the Sindh government. The provincial government would surely punish the murderers in the two cases, ...
Dubai: The Dubai Mercantile Exchange said a 2 million barrel cargo of Basrah Light was awarded at a premium of $0.42 (Dh1.54) per barrel over the March 2018 Basrah Light Official Selling Price (OSP) at its latest auction on behalf of Iraq's National Oil Company, SOMO. In January 2018, the DME ...
Dubai Mercantile Exchange hosted its latest auction on Monday, January 29, 2018, on behalf of Iraq's National Oil Company, SOMO. The 2-million barrel cargo of Basrah Light was awarded at a premium of $0.42 per barrel over the March 2018 Basrah Light Official Selling Price (OSP). 25 companies have ...
Dubai: Dubai Mercantile Exchange said it hosted its latest auction on Wednesday, January 24 on behalf of Iraq's National Oil Company, SOMO. The 2-million barrel cargo of Basrah Heavy was awarded at a premium of $0.31 (Dh1.14) per barrel over the March Basrah Heavy Official Selling Price (OSP).
It pertains to the Nahr Bin Omar field in energy-rich Basra Province. It now produces 40,000 barrels of oil a day, but the Orion deal will look to exploit the site's gas assets as well. Iraqi officials have been in talks with U.S. energy giant Exxon and Chinese companies over further developing oil production at ...
The Iraqi government plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with American energy company Orion on Monday “to tap gas at the Nahr Bin Omar field in Basra,” a Ministry statement read. The Nahr Bin Omar field, which is operated by the state-run Basra Oil, is currently producing over 40,000 barrels of oil per day ...
Iraqi soldiers control one of several checkpoints they set up along the main 50 kilometer road between the area of Karmat Ali on the northern outskirts of Basra and the town of al-Dayr on January 13, 2018. HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI / AFP. Basra - Asharq Al-Awsat. Daud Salman and his family stayed put in ...
The region near Iraq's southern border with Kuwait has long been the scene of inter-tribal battles over business disputes, questions of honour or even football matches. But with security forces deployed to the country's north to battle the Islamic State group (IS), Basra residents caught in the crossfire say they ...
... port, Dan-Czech cooperated with third party companies for the lifting of power lines, removal of street furniture and ground adjustments. From the port of Melnik the cargo will be transported by barge to the port of Hamburg where it will be transhipped for onward transportation to the Basrah refinery in Iraq.
Iraqi forces at a checkpoint they between the northern outskirts of Basra and al-Dayr as they search for weapons and wanted people involved in tribal conflicts in ... But with security forces deployed to the country's north to battle the Islamic State group (IS), Basra residents caught in the crossfire say they feel ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq has approved the opening of a Saudi consulate in Basra, the kingdom's ambassador to Iraq was quoted saying on Wednesday. Al-Riyadh newspaper quoted Saudi ambassador Abdul-Aziz al-Shamri saying that he had “received the approval from the Iraqi government”, ...
Dubai: Movenpick Hotels and Resorts announced on Tuesday it will open a new property in Basra early this year as it aims to capitalise on what it described as Basra's status as “Iraq's economic capital.” In a statement, Movenpick said Basra was a regional oil and gas hubs, and that the 152-key property is ...
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts will open a new hotel in Basra in the first quarter of this year as it seeks to capitalise on the city's status as Iraq's economic capital. “Basra is one of the Middle East's fastest-growing economic centres, a major oil producer that is undergoing rapid infrastructure development,” said ...


 

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