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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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Total makes new oil discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

French oil major Total said it had struck oil and gas near the city of Arbil in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, its second discovery in the Harir block in two years.   The discovery is welcome news for T

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Oil workers return to Iraqi Kurdistan

Britain on Wednesday lowered its travel warning for Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, prompting some oil companies to return foreign employees who had been evacuated as violence escalated. Canadian oil producer Oryx Petroleum said

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US planes strike Iraqi militants, drop aid near held town

The US carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said. President Barac

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US launches air strikes near Arbil, Mosul dam

The US on Saturday conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Arbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said. The Mosul dam, Iraq's biggest, fell under control of Islamic Sta

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US strikes Islamic State targets near Arbil again

The United States conducted new air strikes on Islamic State targets near Arbil, the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, the US military's Central Command said on Sunday. The strikes, launched by drone aircra

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Emirates Airline suspends flights to Arbil

Dubai's Emirates said on Saturday it had suspended flights to the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil due to increased security concerns, UAE's state news agency (Wam) reported. An Emirates spokesman said the airline will continue

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Etihad re-routes flights over Iraq

Etihad Airways has announced that it will re-route its flights to avoid conflict airspace in Iraq. The decision follows the deterioration of the security situation in parts of the country. Etihad Airways on Thursday

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Foreigners flee Arbil; Kurds buy arms

With Islamist militants just 30 minutes drive away, foreign oil workers are moving out of Iraq's Kurdish capital by the hundreds and business is booming in the city's arms market. Spared a decade of sectarian conflict in t

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