Iraq

As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

Published 20/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A boat is seen close to oil installations at Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas, Venezuela October 5, 2017. Picture taken October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Isaac [more…]

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Published 20/11/2017

Kurdish policemen look on towards banners supporting the referendum for independence of Kurdistan in Erbil, Iraq September 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-MarjaniBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s Supreme [more…]

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Published 10/11/2017

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis. [more…]

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Published 30/10/2017

Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to Masoud Barzani, the outgoing Kurdistan region leader, reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight hours after Barzani announced his resignation. [more…]

Saudi Arabian Airlines resumes flying to Iraq after 27 years

Saudi Arabian Airlines resumes flying to Iraq after 27 years

Published 30/10/2017

State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines said it will start flying regularly to Iraq on Monday after a 27-year halt, state news agency SPA said. [more…]

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

As militant threats shift, U.S. Senate revives war authorization debate

Published 30/10/2017

U.S. lawmakers will grill top Trump administration officials on Monday about a new authorization for the use of military force for the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups, Congress' most significant step in years toward taking back control of its constitutional right to authorize war. [more…]

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

Published 26/10/2017

President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. [more…]

Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

Published 17/10/2017

U.S.-backed militias will capture Islamic State's last foothold in the jihadists' former Syrian capital of Raqqa within hours, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday. [more…]

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Published 17/10/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. [more…]

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…]