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Iraqi forces take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil in Kirkuk

Iraqi forces take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil in Kirkuk

Published 17/10/2017

Iraqi forces completed an operation to take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil Company in the Kirkuk region on Tuesday, a senior military officer said. [more…]

Kurdish forces pullout from Khanaqin area on Iraq-Iran border, security sources say

Kurdish forces pullout from Khanaqin area on Iraq-Iran border, security sources say

Published 17/10/2017

Kurdish Peshmerga forces pulled out from the area of Khanaqin, on the border with Iran as Iraqi forces prepared to take over their positions, security sources said. [more…]

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Published 17/10/2017

World equity markets held close to all-time highs on Tuesday, as investors latched on to rising bets on higher borrowing costs in the U.S. and Britain. [more…]

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Published 17/10/2017

Oil prices crept higher on Tuesday, holding on to gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while political tension rose between the United States and Iran. [more…]

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Published 16/10/2017

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy. [more…]

U.S. judge questions government on Trump`s latest travel ban

U.S. judge questions government on Trump`s latest travel ban

Published 16/10/2017

A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States. [more…]

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Published 16/10/2017

Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks. [more…]

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Published 13/10/2017

President Donald Trump will outline a tougher U.S. strategy for countering Iran on Friday that will seek to strengthen the enforcement of what he considers a flawed nuclear deal and deny funding for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. [more…]

Iran parliament speaker: nuclear deal will collapse if U.S. quits – agencies

Iran parliament speaker: nuclear deal will collapse if U.S. quits – agencies

Published 13/10/2017

If the United States leaves the Iran nuclear deal, this will be the end of this international agreement, the TASS news agency cited Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani as saying on Friday. [more…]

Germany seeks to maintain unity if U.S. decertifies Iran nuclear deal

Germany seeks to maintain unity if U.S. decertifies Iran nuclear deal

Published 13/10/2017

The German government on Friday vowed to work for continued global unity if U.S. President Donald Trump announces that he will not certify Iran's compliance with a 2015 nuclear accord negotiated by world powers, as expected. [more…]