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Strikes over pay shut down local government across Sulaimaniya

Government employees in the Kurdish province of Sulaimaniya have gone on strike to protest their lack of pay since October 2014 – the latest sign of financial troubles in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.

What began as sporadic protests by education workers on Jan. 12 has evolved into widespread strikes in Sulaimaniya city and across the province....

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 20, 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.

Iraq's Cabinet held its regular third session for 2015 in Baghdad today (Tuesday, January 20, 2015), the session was chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi, and issued the following decisions:

1. Cabinet...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 13, 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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Attack on Umm Qasr port thwarted

Iraqi security forces in Basra foiled an imminent attack on Umm Qasr port Monday, confiscating rockets and defusing bombs.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 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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Majnoon protesters demand jobs

Demonstrators blocked roads near the Majnoon oil field over the past week, claiming that Royal Dutch Shell has reneged on promises to provide jobs.

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Provincial powers law challenge ended, new one begins

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi followed through on a promise to end the legal challenge, started by his predecessor, to the 2013 amendments of the Provincial Powers Law, but initiated a review that could make further changes.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Dec. 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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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.

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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.

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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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