Kirkuk

Oil Ministry: We don’t ban Kurdish language

August 17, 2018 at 10:33 am<p>Kirkuk, 2016, North Oil Company in Kirkuk. Photo: Karwan Salhi<p>KirkukNow<br>Chief Inspector at Iraq’s Oil Ministry, Hamdan …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Kurds Are Armed, Attracting Investment And Stateless. So What’s Next?

5:47 PM 08/17/2018<p>Ninety-two percent of Iraqi Kurds voted for independence in September 2017, and the Kurdish Regional Government began drafting …

Conservative View

Recount shows Iraq's Sadr retains election victory, no major changes

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq's May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country's next government.<p>Iraq's Independent High Election Commission …

Middle East

Official blames Baghdad anti-Kurdish policy in Kirkuk

A member of Kirkuk Provincial Council, Ahmed Askeri, blamed Baghdad policies in Kirkuk and stated that Kurds are suffering from Iraqi government …

Middle East

Iraq says jihadists repeatedly hit power line

BAGHDAD (AFP) -<p>Jihadists have attacked a high voltage power line serving several Iraqi provinces for the eighth time in two months, the government said on Sunday.<p>The electricity ministry said it had to once again repair the 400 kilovolt line between Kirkuk and Diyala after "terrorist attacks of …

Terrorism

Art of cinema comes alive in basement of Iraq aficionado

<b>KIRKUK</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> From black-and-white musicals to action movies, Abdel Qader al-Ayoubi screens films and exhibits paraphernalia of the art form in his …

Posters

Iraq's oil exports from southern ports rise to 3.54 million bpd in July

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq exported 3.543 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from its southern ports in July, slightly above the June average, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.<p>Iraq exported 3.521 million bpd of crude oil in June.<p>All the volumes shipped in July came from the southern fields, …

Oil

Islamic State blows up electricity station in Kirkuk, amid power crisis

An Iraqi electricity station.Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has blown up an electricity station, southwest of Kirkuk, an informed official from …

Protest

KRG, Baghdad agree to reopen Erbil-Kirkuk road ‘as soon as possible’

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Erbil-Baghdad road, which has been closed since the events of October 16, will be reopened “as soon as possible”, …

Middle East

Iraq Dismisses 5 Election Officials over Corruption

Iraq sacked on Saturday five local election officials on charges of corruption during the May parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi …

Middle East

Iraq to try election officials over fraud: judiciary

Iraq will put on trial five election officials in connection with fraud, including vote buying, during the country's May legislative elections, a …

Corruption

Iraq sacks five local election officials on corruption charges

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sacked five local election officials on Saturday on charges of corruption during the May 12 parliamentary election, a spokesman for the Independent High Elections Commission (IHEC) said.<p>The move comes as Iraq conducts a manual recount of the …

World News

Chaldean synod to address church’s future in Iraq, among diaspora

AMMAN, Jordan — The upcoming synod for the Iraqi Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad in August is expected to discuss issues vital for the church’s …

Christianity

Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing.<p>With its dream of a Caliphate in the Middle East now dead, Islamic State has switched to hit-and-run attacks aimed at undermining the …

Middle East

Iraq Is Back?

Baghdad is struggling to recover from its widescale battle with Islamic extremists.On July 14 Iraqi security forces in Iraq woke up to protesters …

Middle East

Mass Iraq protests are opportunity for US to confront Iran in Baghdad

On Monday, July 16, Iraqi protesters in the southern oil city of Basra burned a poster of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei, shouting “Iran out!”<p>It …

Middle East

Explosions heard in Iraqi city of Kirkuk

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Middle East

Bombs wound 11 people in Iraqi city of Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several roadside bombs and mortar rounds wounded 11 people in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, witnesses said.<p>A police official said the bombs had targeted a commercial district of the city.<p>Security forces in Iraq have largely defeated Islamic State militants, …

Iraq

Three Kurdish villages say they face eviction in Kirkuk

600 families say Iraq's state oil company has given eviction notices

Oil & Gas Industry

Two Filipino women kidnapped in Iraq rescued – DFA

Two Filipino women who were kidnapped just outside Baghdad on Saturday have been rescued by the Iraqi police in Diyala province, the Department of …

Kidnapping

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq freed - local police chief

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in Iraq on Saturday have been freed, the Diyala province police chief said on Sunday.<p>The women had been travelling with three compatriots on the road connecting Baghdad to oil city Kirkuk when their car broke down, two military …

Kidnapping

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq - security sources

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Two Filipina women were kidnapped on Saturday in Iraq on a road connecting Baghdad to oil city Kirkuk, military, police, and local officials told Reuters.<p>The women were travelling with three other nationals of the Philippines on their way to Erbil, the capital of the …

Kidnapping

Iraqi PM Receives US Congress Delegation, Agrees to Reduce Military Advisers

The security information center of the Joint Operations Command announced on Wednesday the launch of operation dubbed “Vengeance for the Martyrs” to …

Middle East

Iraq begins hand recount of May ballots from city of Kirkuk

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials began a hand recount of ballots from May’s parliamentary elections on Tuesday, starting in the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, state television said, a move expected to further prolong the process of forming a new government.<p>Iraq’s May 12 vote — the fourth elections …

Middle East

Iraqi Election Officials Begin Manual Recount Of May Vote

Iraqi election officials have begun a manual recount of ballots from the May parliamentary elections, an effort aimed at ending tensions over alleged …

Radio Free Europe

Iraq begins manual recount of votes from disputed election

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Middle East

Iraq Begins Manual Recount of Parliamentary Elections Votes

Iraq kicked off on Tuesday the vote recount from May’s parliamentary elections that have been plagued by fraud allegations. Counting started in the …

Middle East

UPDATE 1-Iraq still in talks with Turkey, KRG over resuming Kirkuk oil exports

(Adds details, background)<p>By Ahmed Rasheed<p>BAGHDAD, July 2 (Reuters) - Iraq is still in talks with Turkey and Kurdish regional authorities to resume Kirkuk oil exports through the Ceyhan port, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi told state-run newspaper al-Sabah on Monday.<p>“The decision to restart …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Condemns Bombing of Ballot Boxes Storage Site in Iraq

Saudi Arabia strongly condemned on Monday the bombing of a ballot box storage site in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday. The Kingdom …

Middle East

One dead in Iraq’s Kirkuk in suicide bombing near ballot box store, 2 days before recount

One person was killed in Iraq’s Kirkuk on Sunday when a suicide car bomb went off near a storage site housing ballot boxes from a May national …

Middle East