Aref Mohammed

Security forces kill nine in Iraq protests

26 Nov 2019

BASRA, Iraq Security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad and several cities in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others, police and medical sources said, the latest violence in weeks of unrest. | Video

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port: port officials

19 Nov 2019

BASRA, Iraq Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday, as the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades continue.

UPDATE 3-Five killed as clashes erupt again in Iraq

05 Oct 2019

* Unrest is deadliest Iraq since 2017 (Recasts with new deaths, unrest)

UPDATE 9-Powerful cleric urges Iraq government to quit as protests rage

05 Oct 2019

* Populist cleric Sadr calls for government to resign (Adds quote from cleric Sadr)

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

09 Aug 2019

* Iraq poised to award part of huge Exxon project to oil rivals

Exclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources

08 Aug 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

Fire at Basra offshore oil export terminal briefly halts crude loading - Iraqi officials

16 Jul 2019

BASRA, Iraq A fire at Iraq's southern Basra offshore oil export terminal briefly halted crude loading operations on Tuesday but was put out and loading resumed, Iraqi oil officials said.

Exclusive: Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources

21 Jun 2019

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company's ambitions to expand in the country. | Video

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

20 Jun 2019

BASRA, Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region.

Iraq lifts production at Exxon’s West Qurna 1 oilfield to 465,000 bpd: officials

17 Jun 2019

WEST QURNA 1 OILFIELD, Iraq Production at Iraq's giant West Qurna 1 oilfield in the south has reached 465,000 barrels per day (bpd) after the completion of new crude processing facilities and oil storage tanks, Iraqi oil officials said on Monday.

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