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Shahristani ends government boycott

Former Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani and his Mustaqiloun political bloc announced they would end a boycott of the new government Thursday.

Shahristani was the leader of Iraq's oil policy under former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, but played an instrumental role in helping newly elected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi displace his predecessor. Despite...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Sept. 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.

The Cabinet held its first session, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 09, 2014, chaired by Dr. Haider Abadi, the Prime Minister and in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and the ministers who...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Sept. 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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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Aug. 26, 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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Missan export pipeline begins operation

Iraq has inaugurated a new pipeline connecting Missan's Halfaya and Buzurgan fields to Iraq's export infrastructure in Basra - a key link that will help the province become one of Iraq's most prolific oil producers.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Aug. 19, 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: Aug. 12, 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 oil exports flat amidst turmoil

Iraqi crude exports rose by an average of 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) in July from June – a slight increase, though far below expectations articulated by the Oil Ministry three weeks ago.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Aug. 5, 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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Iran reopens border to KRG oil

Iran’s customs authorities have lifted a ban on tanker trucks exporting oil and refined fuel from Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.

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Insurgents attempt Mansuriya takeover again

Insurgents seemingly affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) temporarily took control of at least two wells of the Mansuriya gas field on Thursday before being pushed back by Iraqi security forces.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: July 22, 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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New leader for Missan Oil Company

The Iraqi Oil Ministry has made Adnan Noshi the head of Missan Oil Company (MOC), following the election of the former director, Ali Maarij, to the national Parliament.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: July 17, 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: July 10, 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: July 6, 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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