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Rocket attack hits Ajil field

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has destroyed a crucial flow tank at the Ajil oil field near Tikrit, rendering the entire field offline for at least a year.

"Ajil produces oil from the wells and gathers it into one flow tank from which we used to pump the crude to Kirkuk," said a senior official...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 19, 2015

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 Council of Ministers held a normal session No. 20 of year 2015 in Baghdad (Tuesday 19th of May 2015) headed by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Council approved the following...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 12, 2015

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 brigade to protect Basra oil companies

A new Oil Police brigade has formed to guard foreign oil companies in Basra, partly in response to a rash of tribal and gang-related violence in recent months.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 5, 2015

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: April 28, 2015

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: April 21, 2015

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: April 14, 2015

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 to receive imminent $439 million budget payment

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is expected to receive its third monthly budget payment of the year from Iraq’s federal government on Thursday, said a senior Ministry of Finance official in Baghdad.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 7, 2015

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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Kurdistan passes oil accounting law

Kurdistan’s Parliament passed a law establishing an oil revenue accounting body on Wednesday, a partial step in providing oversight of the region’s future oil revenue.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: March 31, 2015

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: March 24, 2015

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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Bomb hits Diyala pipeline to Daura refinery

A bomb exploded Sunday on an oil pipeline that carries crude from the Naft Khana oil field, in Diyala province, to Baghdad's Daura refinery.

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Truckers killed in Basra bombing

At least three people were killed by a truck bomb Wednesday in Basra province – an area that has recently been relatively insulated from such attacks.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: March 17, 2015

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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