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The oil major has been asked by the Iraqi oil ministry to boost production capacity from the field to more than 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), after it was reclaimed by Baghdad from Kurdish forces last October. BP's representative Michael Townsend signed the memorandum of understanding with the ...
Baghdad - 19 January 2018: Two Iraqi civilians were killed and two others wounded in two separate blasts in Baghdad and Diyala, a security source ... In statements to Alsumaria news channel, the source indicated that the first explosion took place near the industrial neighborhood in northern Baghdad, ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, expressed support for the KRG in a meeting with its prime minister in Erbil, told the Iraqi government that the United is "keen" to consolidate on post-ISIS gains in Baghdad, and also the ...
It said that it had occurred at Aden Square in Baghdad, where the police said an attack was foiled on Saturday, rather than in Tayaran Square, where Monday's explosions took place. That error, and the delay in issuing a claim of responsibility, suggests that the Islamic State's media apparatus has been ...
Editor's Note: This is the second installment of a series, produced in collaboration with the U.S. Institute of Peace, on the challenges faced by a post-ISIL Iraq. Read the first installment here. With the military campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIL) in Iraq over, attention has turned to ...
The KRG plagued by an ongoing financial crisis, mainly because of budget cut by Baghdad, finds it difficult to pay the salary of its employees on time or in full, especially after the loss of the oil fields in Kirkuk province after an Iraqi military incursion in October 2017, just weeks after the Kurdistan Region's ...
But the US embassy in Baghdad is an entirely self-contained colony. It covers more than 100 acres of prime real estate in downtown Baghdad. That's almost the same size as Vatican City (108 acres). It even has its own water and waste treatment facilities, as well as a power station. At its height in 2011/12, ...
A double suicide bombing in central Baghdad is the latest attack to be claimed by the remnants of the group calling itself Islamic State (IS). Though the group's territory was retaken in 2017, experts warn that its switch to underground terrorism may be particularly effective against a fragile Iraqi state.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said -- the deadliest attack since last month's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. The bombings came just ...
Baghdad -- Twin blasts hit central Baghdad early Monday, killing 27 and injuring more than 80 others, the Baghdad Health Department said. The blasts struck Sahet al-Tayaran (aviation Square) in the center of the Iraqi capital, with Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan saying the attack was ...
In our news wrap Monday, two suicide bombers targeted a town square in Baghdad, killing at least 38 bystanders and wounding 100 more in the deadliest attack in Iraq since victory was declared over ISIS last month. Also, Turkey is condemning U.S. plans to build a Kurdish security force inside Syria to ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: Photo. Credit Andy Earl. • Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish alternative rock group the Cranberries, has died in London at age 46. Her death is being treated as "unexplained," the police said.
Amman, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Monday condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Baghdad, voicing support to the neighboring country in confronting terrorism, state-run Petra news agency reported. Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani reiterated Jordan's support to Iraq in ...
A double suicide attack killed 26 people in Baghdad on Monday, a health official said, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days. Dr Abdel Ghani al Saadi, health chief for east Baghdad, reported "26 dead and 90 wounded". "Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in al Tayyaran square in ...

Baghdad -- A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in central Baghdad early Monday, killing 27 people and injuring scores more in the first major attack in the capital since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State in December. The attack also breached one of Baghdad's most secure areas, ...
A delegation arrives in Erbil to discuss lifting the flight ban on the Kurdistan Region. Photo: Rudaw TV. 6:52 pm. Erbil, Baghdad reach preliminary accord on Kurdish airports. Kurdish and Iraqi delegates have agreed for the Kurdistan Region airports to come under Iraqi civil aviation authority, one of a list of ...
Twin blasts at a busy street market on Monday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed 38 and left 105 wounded, Iraqi health and police officials said, according to Al Jazeera and AFP. Iraq's interior ministry spokesman, Saad Maan, said two suicide bombers detonated their belts in a crowd of workers at the Al ...
Iraqi security forces gather near blood stains at the scene of a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Interior Ministry spokesman says a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed and wounded civilians. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan). Ali Abdul Hassan. Double ...
Baghdad -- Two suicide bombers killed more than two dozen people in Baghdad on Monday, mostly street vendors and day laborers gathered at dawn in hopes of finding work at an open-air market, in the first major attack in the Iraqi capital since the government declared victory over the Islamic State.
Twin suicide blasts in Baghdad kill at least 38 people during morning rush hour. 12:01am. share. Sources: 1 NEWS | Associated Press. Back-to-back suicide blasts in Iraq's capital Baghdad have killed numerous people.
Twin suicide blasts in Baghdad kill at least 27 people. 15 min ago. share. Source: 1 NEWS. Back-to-back suicide blasts in Iraq's capital Baghdad have killed numerous people. Iraq's interior ministry has confirmed the fatal blasts. According to DPA news agency 27 people were killed and 80 others were injured.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said that Russia is ready to mediate between the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) and the Federal government of Iraq to resolve their disputes. Ties between Erbil and Baghdad have considerably ...
On Saturday, a suicide bomb attack near a security checkpoint killed at least five people in northern Baghdad. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that bombing. The bombings come as Iraq gears up for elections in May. Abadi has said he will stand for re-election in the parliamentary polls as ...
Iraq's interior ministry: Back-to-back suicide attacks in central Baghdad kill at least 16 people, wound 65. By The Associated Press. Baghdad -- Jan 15, 2018, 1:09 AM ET. 0 Shares. email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Iraq's interior ministry: Back-to-back suicide attacks in central Baghdad kill at least 16 people, wound 65.
At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say, the second attack in three days. More than 90 were injured in the attack in Tayaran Square, in the city centre. Baghdad has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since ...
The checkpoint was located near Aden Square in the northern part of the capital, said the Baghdad military command. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are executed by ISIL. The Iraqi government said in December that the war against ISIL was over. The extremist ...
Baghdad, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and eight others wounded Saturday in a car bomb explosion in northern Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry source said. The blast took place in the evening when a booby-trapped car went off in the busy Adan Square at the entrance of the holy ...
Online reports said people rushed into the streets as the tremors hit. No injuries or damage were reported. Baghdad/Ankara - An quake jolted the Iran-Iraq border region on Thursday at around 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), causing some panic in Baghdad and central Iraq, according to residents and state-run media.
Baghdad ( Two civilians were killed and four others were wounded on Saturday when bomb blasts hit areas in northern and southern Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying. A police source told Alghad Press that an explosive device planted near a popular market in Youssefiya, south ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) is expected to visit Baghdad for the first time since the Iraqi government imposed punitive measures against the Region following the independence referendum, a source told Kurdistan 24 on Friday.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A KRG delegation headed by Interior Minister Karim Sinjari arrived in Baghdad on Saturday to meet with his Iraqi counterpart. They are ... A source from Iraq's Interior Ministry confirmed to Rudaw on Friday that the Kurdish delegation will also meet with other ministers in Baghdad.
Baghdad ( One person was killed and four others were wounded on Friday when a bomb blast rocked an area southeast of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying. A security source told Alghad Press that an improvised explosive device went off near a fish market in Madaen, ...
Burt faced detailed questioning on the UK's position on the independence referendum and its approach to Baghdad. Asked when the FCO began efforts to persuade the KRG to postpone the referendum, he replied, very reasonably, that the UK only responded when the referendum was formally announced ...
Lebanon and Jordan have agreed to hand over two former Iraqi officials who were convicted of "embezzling state funds", Iraq's Commission of Integrity (COI) announced yesterday. "The Lebanese Presidency issued a decree No. 2097 on 27 December 2017, announcing the extradition of the convicted ...
A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said ...
"There are calls for mediation, so we will discuss it with Baghdad when we visit them on 21st of the month," Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. ... Following the Iraq-opposed Kurdistan Region independence referendum of 2017 and Baghdad's ensuing control of disputed or Kurdistani areas ...
Iraq's first low-cost carrier began flights between Baghdad and Turkey's capital with a ceremony at Ankara's Esenboga Airport on Monday. Fly Baghdad airlines will offer twice-a-week service between the two capitals, on Monday and Friday, said its Turkey Director Mujgan Dikmen. The first flight from ...
Walking Baghdad back from its reaction to the referendum will take great diplomatic and political skills by the UK, other friendly governments and anyone who can lend a hand to mediation to de-escalate tensions and encourage dialogue. Words are their weapons but commas, elisions and constructive ...
The operation was part of Baghdad's retaliatory measures after the Kurds held an independence referendum that has since been declared illegal. In Kirkuk, some signs of the three years of Kurdish control have already been erased. Some pictures of Kurds who fell in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) ...
Baghdad ( Six people were injured in a bomb blast, west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday. "A bomb, placed near stores in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad," the source told Baghdad Today website. "The blast left six people injured." According to the monthly ...
Hundreds of former army and police personnel who were sacked after Daesh overran much of the country in 2014 demonstrated in Baghdad on Friday to demand their jobs back. In mid-2014, Iraqi government forces retreated as the terrorist group overran vast territories in northern and western Iraq, ...
Baghdad ( Twelve people were killed and wounded in two bomb blasts in north and west of Baghdad, security sources were quoted saying. "A bomb, placed near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour region in al-Taji district, north of Baghdad, exploded," a source told Baghdad Today on Friday ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The head of the United Nations has urged Erbil and Baghdad to hold political dialogue to resolve their outstanding issues on ... The problems between Erbil and Baghdad should be resolved in a peaceful manner through "political dialogue" based on the Iraqi Constitution, the UN ...
When Sajad Jiyad landed at Baghdad airport in summer 2014, he was one of four people on the plane. Driving through the Iraqi capital, the streets were empty and the inhabitants on edge. Even during a decade-long insurgency featuring near daily bombings in the capital, things hadn't seemed this bad.
Baghdad: One person was killed and eight others wounded in two separate explosions in Latifiya and Duanem in Baghdad. An Iraqi security source said that an explosive device exploded near the industrial neighborhood in Latifiya, south of Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding three others, while ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A delegation will visit Baghdad on Wednesday to provide a list of government employees for review, a Health Ministry official revealed. "A joint delegation from the ministries of Health and education in the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad on Wednesday to ...
Berlin, Germany - DECEMBER 18: Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdish regional government (IKRG) Nechirvan Barzani (L) hold a joint press conference ahead of their meeting in Berlin, Germany on December 18, 2017. ( Erbil Başay - Anadolu Agency ).



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