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Kurdish oil deal with Baghdad unravels as tensions rise

A four-month-old oil deal between Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region is close to unravelling after payments from Baghdad dried up, prompting Arbil to threaten to sue buyers and ramp up independent oil exports.  

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Kurdish oil deal with Baghdad unravels as tensions rise

A four-month-old oil deal between Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region is close to unravelling after payments from Baghdad dried up, prompting Arbil to threaten to sue buyers and ramp up independent oil exports.  

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Iraqi forces push into Tikrit, bombers hit Ramadi

Iraqi security forces and militias fought their way into Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit on Wednesday, advancing on two fronts in their biggest counter-offensive so far against Islamic State militants. In a possible respo

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Genel owed $233m for Iraqi Kurdistan exports

Genel Energy, one of the main oil producers in Iraqi Kurdistan, said it is still owed $233 million for oil it sold to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) but is hopeful stable payments will start this year. The oil producer re

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Iraq, Kurdish officials make progress on oil deal

Baghdad and Kurdish regional authorities are making progress to rescue a deal over crude oil exports, Iraq's oil minister said on Sunday, after it nearly unravelled due to Kurdish threats to halt shipments in protest over lack of payment.

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Kurdistan's Texas oil tanker unloads in Israel

An oil tanker from Iraqi Kurdistan that was blocked for months from unloading in Texas by a Baghdad legal challenge has sailed back to the Mediterranean and delivered its cargo to Israel, according to trading sources and ship-tracking data.

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Iraq's oil export deal with Kurdistan in trouble

A deal aimed at resolving a dispute between Baghdad and Kurdish regional authorities over crude oil exports looked fragile with the semi-autonomous region's Prime Minister threatening to withhold exports. Both sides reaffirmed their

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Westerners join Iraqi Christian militia to fight Islamic State

Saint Michael, the archangel of battle, is tattooed across the back of a US army veteran who recently returned to Iraq and joined a Christian militia fighting Islamic State in what he sees as a biblical war between good and evil.

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Afren evaluating options for Iraqi Kurdistan field

British oil and gas producer Afren slashed its resource estimates for its oilfield in Barda Rash in Iraqi Kurdistan and said it was exploring options for the asset.   Afren s

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Kurdistan says oil exports could total 800,000 bpd next year

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government will ramp up oil exports in the coming months, moving it closer to economic self-sufficiency while it works to clinch a final deal with Baghdad on crude sa

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