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Iraqi oil production at West Qurna-1 at 360,000 bpd

Oil production at southern Iraq's West Qurna-1 field is running at a rate of 360,000 barrels per day (bpd) due to problems with low levels of water injection to boost production, the head of the joint management committee said.

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French jets strike at Islamic State bases in Iraq

French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.

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Iraq oil export revenue falls 9pc to $7.1 billion in August

Iraq's oil export revenues fell by 8.9 per cent in August to $7.1 billion from $7.8 billion in July, the Iraqi oil ministry said in a statement. Oil exports were at 73.6 million barrels for August, the oil ministry said, citing the

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Iraqi Kurdistan oil heads to Asia; region in talks with China

At least 3 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish oil are on ships heading to Asia, with trade sources naming China as a possible destination as the autonomous region expands efforts to establish independent oil sales in defiance of Baghdad.

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Iraq's oil output revival at stake for want of water

A lack of water threatens Iraq's plans to raise its oil output, boost its stumbling economy and become a leading producer in the region after Saudi Arabia.   A multi-billion-dollar common seawater injection s

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Cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq: US

The most senior US military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a comb

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Obama picking his targets, while missing the point

For the 20 years between 1991 and 2011 - the interval between Operation Desert Storm and the final withdrawal of U.S. forces after a lengthy occupation of Iraq - Washington policymakers, Republican and Democratic, relied on various forms of coer

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Arab nations back US to expand anti-jihad operations

Arab nations have rallied behind US President Barack Obama's call to expand operations against jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Bahrain and nine other Arab countries agreed, in a joint communique, to do more to stop the flow of fu

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Iraqi Kurdistan oil shipments hit 11.2m barrels

Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped a total of 11.2 million barrels of crude oil since May via a pipeline to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz told a conference in the southeastern city of Gaziante

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Islamic State's fund raising poses a challenge

Sometimes they came pretending to buy things. Sometimes they texted, sometimes they called, but the message was always the same: "Give us money." Months before they took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, Islami

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