Local residents shut access to the super-giant field to demand jobs protecting energy infrastructure.
The new refining chief says Karbala is on track, Missan is behind schedule, Nassiriya is open for offers, Kirkuk is ready for financing, and Basra can dip into petrodollars to build a new one.
The leader of Iraq's oil capital discusses economic development and security for Basrawis and oil companies.
Budget cuts at Iraq's largest oil projects reflect the Oil Ministry's softening ambitions for long-term production targets.
Despite boosting its federal export contributions in April, Kurdistan received a smaller budget payment, prompting outcry and urgent talks among top leaders.
After taking Anbar's capital, IS fighters are seizing more territory and threatening the Habbaniya air base, a key staging area for a potential Iraqi counter-attack.
Hamrin set on fire as militants flee, though IS still controls Ajil, as various Iraqi forces close in around Tikrit.
Zebari discusses contract renegotiations with oil companies, financing Iraq's budget deficit, and building trust between Baghdad and Kurdistan.