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KRG receiving second $500 million oil payment

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is receiving a second payment from Baghdad, for oil supplied to Iraq’s federal oil marketing authority under a Nov. 13 confidence-building deal.

"The $500 million will be paid today," KRG Minister of Finance Rebaz Hamlan said on the sidelines of the CWC Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference in London on...

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Gulf Keystone tests for pipeline exports

The Kurdistan region’s fourth-largest oil producer is evaluating whether to add its production to the pipeline export blend, instead of trucking it 1,000 kilometers to Turkey's Dortyol port.

"We’ve sent five trucks so far for testing purposes," said Gulf Keystone Petroleum CEO John Gerstenlauer on the sidelines of the CWC Kurdistan-Iraq conference in London. "We may...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Dec. 16, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Dec. 9, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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KRG makes first IOC payments for piped oil

Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has made its first payment to international oil companies for oil exported independent of Baghdad by pipeline.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Dec. 2, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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KRG receives payment under interim oil deal

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has received most of an oil payment promised by Baghdad, the latest sign of progress for a temporary oil deal that may improve the prospects for negotiations over Iraq’s 2015 federal budget and oil disputes.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Nov. 18, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraq Cabinet decisions: Nov. 11, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Revenues down as October exports dip

Iraq's rate of oil exports fell in October, hurting state revenues that have already been hit by plummeting oil prices.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Oct. 28, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Oct. 20, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Oct. 14, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Sept. 30, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Sept. 23, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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IS attackers repelled from Baiji refinery

Recently reinforced Iraqi security forces at the Baiji refinery, backed by Iraqi Army helicopters, repelled on Tuesday the latest attempt by anti-government militants to take the Baiji refinery.

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