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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.

Iraq's Cabinet held its regular twenty-sixth session in Baghdad (Sunday, July 6, 2014), chaired by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and issued the following decisions:

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1 / Cabinet grants the competent minister exclusively the...

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Militants continue Mansuriya attacks

At least some of the security personnel guarding the Mansuriya gas field fled on Friday, as insurgents continued to assert control over the broader area.

Security guards contracted to Turkey's state oil company TPAO were among the personnel to evacuate the area, according to a Turkish government official briefed on the matter. TPAO has been developing...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: June 24, 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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Nassiriya project bidding postponed indefinitely

Iraq's Oil Ministry announced Wednesday that it has postponed the bidding round for the 300,000 barrel per day (bpd) Nassiriya oil field and refinery project, which was set to take place on Thursday.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: June 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: June 3, 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: May 27, 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 officials downplay oil sector security threat

Senior Basra security officials are downplaying warnings that militant groups could be planning to kidnap western oil workers.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 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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Haditha refinery director held for ransom

One month after being kidnapped on his way to the Baiji refinery, Amer Shawwal, the director of the Haditha refinery in Anbar province, is still being held for ransom.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 13, 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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Militants hit Iraq-Turkey Pipeline security forces

A deadly weekend ambush on an Iraqi Army unit protecting the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline (ITP) in Ninewa province is the latest in a series of attacks that have hobbled Iraq’s northern oil sector and depressed overall oil exports.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 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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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 4, 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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Protesters in disputed area decry security failures

Residents have taken to the streets to protest chronic security failures near an oil exploration block being developed by ExxonMobil, after a deadly bombing killed 12 people.

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Suicide bombing penetrates KRG security cordon

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest at a political rally in the Kurdish-controlled city of Khanaqin on Monday, killing at least 35 people and injuring more than 110, according to intelligence and health officials.

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