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Disputed Kurdish oil tanker reappears off Texas coast

A tanker carrying disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil reappeared on satellite tracking near Texas, days after having gone silent with a $100 million cargo, but the latest vessel data showed it had not offloaded at sea.  

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Kurds use well-oiled lobbying to plead for help in US

When radical Islamic forces threatening to dismember Iraq unexpectedly captured several towns from the Peshmerga Kurdish fighters last weekend, the Kurds' public relations machine quickly seized on the setback to boost their case in Washingt

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Iraqi Kurdish oil nears US port despite concerns

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just two days away from arriving at a US port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's long-standing concern over independent oil sales

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Kurds defend key oil policy, reject BP deal

Iraq's Kurdistan has defended its oil policy as constitutional, and rejected a deal between Baghdad and BP for an oilfield in the disputed city of Kirkuk as an "illegal" step in the autonomous region's feud with the central gov

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Iraqi president Talabani hospitalised

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who has been a key player in mediating during the country's political crisis, was in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke that left him in "critical but stable condition", government s

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Exxon mulls $10bn takeover of Gulf Keystone

US oil major Exxon Mobil is mulling a 7 billion pound ($10.9 billion) takeover of Kurdistan-focused explorer Gulf Keystone Petroleum, the Independent on Sunday reported. The newspaper said that Exxon is considering making an estimated 800

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Iraq vows to end Exxon-Kurd deal

Iraq's government said it would move to end a major contract with Exxon Mobil  after the US oil giant signed a deal with semi-autonomous Kurdistan to explore fields there, which Baghdad on Wednesday called a violation of the law. Exxo

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Iraqi Kurds see sharp decline in oil exports

Crude exports from Iraq's northern Kurdish region have dropped to 50,000-60,000 barrels per day from 160,000 bpd since late last month, several Iraqi government sources said on Saturday. The reason for the decline was unknown, they sai

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Al Qaeda stronger as blasts feed Iraqi feud

A series of huge bombings in northern Iraq have triggered fiery accusations of blame between Arabs and Kurds, escalating a dispute over land and oil that has played into the hands of a resurgent Al Qaeda. Truck bombings and suicide attacks

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Iraqi, Kurdish leaders meet over land, oil feud

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Masoud Barzani held a rare meeting yesterday (August 2), agreeing only to further talks to solve a row over land and oil seen as the greatest threat to Iraqi security. The encounter was bel

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