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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.

Missan, immediately north of Basra and on the border with Iran, is slated to produce more than 1 million bpd in...

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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.

Iraq's Cabinet held its regular 32nd session in Baghdad today (Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and issued the following decisions:

1. Cabinet asks the ministries to...

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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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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.

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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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