Iraq

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

Turkey last year erected 330 kilometers (205 miles) of walls along its borders with Syria and Iraq to fight illegal crossings, the Turkish military said Saturday. According to a Turkish General Staff press statement on border incidents …

India#039s 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high - trade

India's 2016 Iran oil imports hit record high - trade

In most of 2016 there was a fight among Gulf producers to increase their market share

ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS blows up remaining bridges on Tigris River in Mosul

ISIS militants blew up all of the remaining bridges on the Tigris River in the center of Mosul, Al Arabiya News channel reported. Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's …

Iran To Begin Gas Exports To Iraq Once Baghdad Starts Paying

Iran To Begin Gas Exports To Iraq Once Baghdad Starts Paying

29 companies have qualified for bidding in oil and gas tenders

Oil Prices Fall On Concerns Of Rising US Production

Oil Prices Fall On Concerns Of Rising US Production

Most analysts see tighter-than-previously-envisaged balances for 2017

OPEC oil output falls from record highs

OPEC oil output falls from record highs

Saudi Arabia pumped less after seeing record output in November

Islamic State militants kill 4 soldiers near Iraq#039s Tikrit - army, police sources

Islamic State militants kill 4 soldiers near Iraq's Tikrit - army, police sources

Islamic State militants attacked an Iraqi army outpost and a police station near the city of Tikrit on Friday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding 12 others, military and police sources said. The militants used a car bomb and …

  Iraq begins cutting oil output in keeping with OPEC deal

Iraq begins cutting oil output in keeping with OPEC deal

Iraq has begun implementing measures to reduce national oil output in keeping with an OPEC decision, the Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said. "Iraq affirms its commitment to the OPEC decision which was …

UN concerned about humanitarian crisis in Mosul

UN concerned about humanitarian crisis in Mosul

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien, expressed concern over the suffering of the people who are living in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the army is trying to drive out ISIS …

Iraqi helicopter crashes near Baiji

Iraqi helicopter crashes near Baiji

An Iraqi military helicopter crashed Wednesday in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin due to technical malfunction, killing two crew members, a provincial security source said. The chopper crashed while it was flying near …

Baghdad market hit by two bombs, killing at least 28

Baghdad market hit by two bombs, killing at least 28

Two bombs have exploded in a busy market area in central Baghdad, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 54, Iraqi police and medical officials have said. The blasts ripped through shops in the Al-Sinek area early on Saturday, …

Ravil Gaynutdin welcomes ceasefire in Syria

Ravil Gaynutdin welcomes ceasefire in Syria

The head of the Russian Muftis Council, mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin, said that he warmly welcomes and fully supports the agreement on cease-fire and the start of peace talks in Syria. Gaynutdin stressed the fundamental …

Iraq commits to OPEC cuts

Iraq commits to OPEC cuts

Platts says expectations are high that markets will balance out next year

Mosul almost liberated from ISIS

Mosul almost liberated from ISIS

Iraqi government forces have liberated all but 16 of the districts in Mosul from the ISIS jihadist group, the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari …

 Iraqi army storms into Quds neighborhood

Iraqi army storms into Quds neighborhood

The forces from the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service stormed into al-Quds neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul after fierce clashes with ISIS, Alsumaria News …

Mosul on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe

Mosul on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe

More than 114 thousand Iraqis have left their homes as a result of operation to liberate Mosul from militants of Daesh terrorist group, continuing for more than two months, the International Organization for Migration reported today. …

Is Germany revising its relationship with Bashar Assad?

Is Germany revising its relationship with Bashar Assad?

Western countries' position of complete isolation of Syrian government will likely be adjusted

Iraqi air force drops four million letters in Mosul providing hope to civilians

Iraqi air force drops four million letters in Mosul providing hope to civilians

The Iraqi Air Force on Thursday air dropped four million letters to the long-suffering residents of Mosul, to encourage and support them while they await liberation from ISIS, as the operation to take Mosul enters its second month, the …

Iraq Could Delay OPEC Production Cuts

Iraq Could Delay OPEC Production Cuts

If Iraq misses its target and a few others follow suit, the effectiveness of the OPEC deal could start to unravel

Oil rises on signs of producers’ compliance with output cuts

Oil rises on signs of producers’ compliance with output cuts

However, there are doubts about the willingness of other OPEC members to comply

Erdogan discusses Aleppo with leaders of Russia, US and Germany

Erdogan discusses Aleppo with leaders of Russia, US and Germany

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he discussed the situation in Syria with the US President Barack Obama in a call, adding Obama asked how he could help when he was told about difficulties evacuating …

ISIS militants execute dozens of people in Iraq - media

ISIS militants execute dozens of people in Iraq - media

ISIS militants have executed 28 army recruits southwest of Kirkuk, a police official said Wednesday. "ISIS members executed today 28 army and Sahwa recruits at a district in Hawija 55 km southwest of Kirkuk,” the head of …

Iraq#039s Caucasus tribes demand formal recognition

Iraq's Caucasus tribes demand formal recognition

The Circassians, Chechens and Dagestanis are uniting to seek recognition under the Iraqi Constitution

Monitoring the Oil Market After OPEC Agreement

Monitoring the Oil Market After OPEC Agreement

Indicators of the actual market balance

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the U.S.-backed military campaign against Daesh militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said, Reuters reported. Carter said last …

Turkish air strikes kill 19 Kurdish militants in north Iraq

Turkish air strikes kill 19 Kurdish militants in north Iraq

Turkish jets carried out air strikes against Kurdish militants in the Gara region of northern Iraq on Friday and killed 19 militants, Turkish military sources said on Saturday. The warplanes took off from an air base in Diyarbakir in …

 US launches airstrike on ISIS hospital in Mosul

US launches airstrike on ISIS hospital in Mosul

The US military has conducted an airstrike on a hospital in the Iraqi city of Mosul after saying its Iraqi allies came under fire by ISIS fighters from the hospital complex. US Central Command said it launched a “precision …

Oil demand in India to more than double by 2040

Oil demand in India to more than double by 2040

OPEC Sends Brent Crude Soaring Amid Pledge To Work With China, Russia

 ISIS detain 35 former Iraqi intelligence officers

ISIS detain 35 former Iraqi intelligence officers

ISIS militants have detained 35 former Iraqi army intelligence officers in the Iraqi city of Hawija, the local media reports with reference to security sources. “At a very late time of Sunday, ISIS members detained 35 former …

Europol: High probability of more terror attacks in Europe

Europol: High probability of more terror attacks in Europe

Fighting Daesh in Syria and Iraq are most susceptible to the terrorist attacks as battle-hardened European terrorists return to their homes