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Iranian firms dominate Baghdad expo as Saudis steer clear

12 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq.

UPDATE 1-Iranian firms dominate Baghdad expo as Saudis steer clear

12 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD, Nov 12 While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq.

Iranian firms dominate Baghdad expo as Saudis steer clear

12 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD, Nov 12 While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq.

Explainer: Why are Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields so important?

11 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD/ABU DHABI Iraq's oilfields in the disputed Kirkuk region have taken on new significance after the United States restored oil sanctions against neighboring Iran. Washington is pressuring Baghdad to resume exports that stopped last year.

Iraq rail service back on track after war with Islamic State

11 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD/FALLUJA, Iraq At Baghdad's grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life. It is the newly revived daily service to Falluja, a dusty town to the west once infamous as a Sunni insurgent stronghold.

Iraq to increase oil output and exports, waits on Iran sanctions - minister

06 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq plans to increase its oil output and export capacity in 2019, with a focus on its southern oilfields, and is close to reaching a deal with international companies, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Iraq close to deal with foreign firms to upgrade output, export capacity

06 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq is in talks with international companies to help upgrade its oil production and export capacities and an agreement is to be reached soon, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Iraq waiting to gauge Iran oil shortfall ahead of OPEC meet - minister

06 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD, Nov 6 Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday that the shortfall in oil supply caused by new U.S. sanctions on Iran had yet to be gauged ahead of an OPEC meeting next month.

EXCLUSIVE-Iraq waiting to gauge Iran oil shortfall ahead of OPEC meet - minister

06 Nov 2018

BAGHDAD, Nov 6 Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday that the shortfall in oil supply caused by new U.S. sanctions on Iran had yet to be gauged ahead of an OPEC meeting next month.

Iraq oil minister says crude price 'fair', aims to hike output capacity

31 Oct 2018

BAGHDAD Iraq's new oil minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday the current price of crude was "fair" and that the country, OPEC's second-largest producer, would act responsibly in providing ample supplies to the market.

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