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Kurds should separate from Iraq, says deputy prime minister

Prominent Sunni politician said the Iraqi-Kurdish relationship has been very complex from the beginning.

May 26, 2013 10:58
Gulf-Keystone-big oil moving into Kurdistan

BP moves to front line of Iraq-Kurdistan stand-off

BP has arguably the best relationship with Baghdad among the world's top international oil companies through its contract at the huge Rumaila field in the south of the country, far from the disputed Kurdish north.

January 20, 2013 10:15
A sign post to Iraq

Iraq is opening a new chapter

The World Bank pledged $900 million to Iraq over the next four years to help it create jobs, build stronger institutions and improve social…

December 19, 2012 8:40

Former Iraqi central bank chief denies corruption

Local authorities have issued arrest warrants for Shibibi, who has left the country, and other bank officials, a decision that has heightened investor concerns Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government is interfering with the bank's autonomy.

November 11, 2012 8:42
Exxon looking to leave Iraq

Exxon seeks to quit Iraq oil project

Exxon is telling Baghdad that they are looking to leave, shopping around and looking at all the options

October 20, 2012 7:53
Business is booming in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraq central bank eases dollar sale restrictions

The latest easing of restrictions also mean traders taking part in the central bank's dollar auctions will no longer be subject to money transfer quotas.

October 3, 2012 9:08
Saudi Zain Telecom

Zain to fight Iraq fine after some bank assets frozen

Kuwaiti telecom operator Zain will continue its fight against a $262 million fine imposed on its Iraq operations despite some of the unit's bank accounts being frozen, the company said on Tuesday.

September 4, 2012 5:33
Iraq's terms deter oil, gas explorers at auction

Turkey, Iraq differ on whether oil exports resumed

The flow of crude oil on a link carrying about a quarter of Iraq's total exports has resumed on one of two pipes after a fire shut it down, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told Reuters on Tuesday.

August 28, 2012 6:39
Turkey's Ceyhan export terminal

Fire shuts Iraqi crude oil pipeline to turkey

A fire on a pipeline carrying about a quarter of Iraq's oil exports forced the closure of the link on Monday and halted loading at Turkey's Ceyhan export terminal, security and shipping sources said on Monday.

August 27, 2012 5:11

Asiacell wins initial approval to list on Iraqi bourse

Asiacell fined for missing deadline; Rivals Zain and Korek still not listed

August 9, 2012 4:07