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Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaign

Prashant Rao of Agence France-Presse reports:

With fears that women's rights are being eroded in Iraq, prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women's issues to the fore of campaigning for this month's elections.

Despite a constitutional requirement that a quarter of all MPs be women, Iraq lags on key indicators such as female employment and literacy, and there is a bill before parliament that opponents say dramatically curtails women's rights.

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MOL to spend $1 billion on acquisitions this year

Veronika Gulyas reports for The Wall Street Journal:

Hungary's largest firm MOL Nyrt. is set to spend $1 billion in acquisitions with an upstream focus this year, its chief executive said Thursday.

MOL, a regional oil and gas explorer and refiner, is aiming to boost its oil and gas production in Iraq's Kurdistan region, in the North Sea in Europe, as well as in Croatia and Hungary, József Molnár said at the company's annual general meeting.

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Officials say car bomb in northern Iraq kills 9

Sameer N. Yacoub reports for The Associated Press:

Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb has killed nine people belonging to an ethnic minority in the country's north.

Police officials said the explosion Wednesday night was in Bay Boukh, a village inhabited by families from the Shabak ethnic group. The village is near the city of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad.

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Oil Search makes KRG find

Bianca Bartucciotto of Upstream reports:

Australia-listed Oil Search has found hydrocarbons in the Taza-2 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

An 18-metre column was struck in the carbonate reservoir during the week, which returned hydrocarbon shows in line with pre-drill expectations.

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U.S. may charge ex-Blackwater guard with murder for Iraq massacre

Reuters reports:

The U.S. Justice Department is considering charging a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard with murder over his alleged role in a 2007 massacre of unarmed civilians in Baghdad, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.

The Justice Department is weighing "all available options" against Nicholas Slatten including first-degree murder, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Asuncion said at a hearing in federal court in Washington.

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Baghdad bombers face unbowed public

Barry Malone of Al Jazeera reports:

Nobody noticed him until he stood still. Not moving is unusual in Baghdad's bustling Karrada area, a neighbourhood that heaves with shops, restaurants, ice-cream parlours and the sort of cafes where people talk and gesticulate with passion.

But this week, on a street with a well-known cafe on one side and juice bars on the other, a man - with what was described as an almost casual air - walked into the middle of the road and stopped.

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Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 10 people

The Associated Press reports:

Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18.

A police officer says the bomber drove his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint at the entrance of the southern city of Hillah, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad. He says six civilians and four policemen were killed in that attack.

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U.N. fund pays $990 million in Kuwait compensation

The Associated Press reports:

A U.N. panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $990 million.

The payment Thursday by the U.N. Compensation Commission brings the total paid so far to the government of Kuwait to $45.5 billion.

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Bahrain expels Sistani’s representative

FARS News Agency reports:

Bahraini authorities expelled the representative of Iraq-based Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the latest sign of tension with the Shiite majority.

Hussein al-Najati was responsible for collecting and redistributing religious donations on behalf of Sistani, Press TV reported.

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Iraqi expats can go to ballot box in 11 Iranian provinces in late April

FARS News Agency reports:

Iraqi expatriates living in Iran can cast their vote in their country’s upcoming parliamentary elections in 11 Iranian provinces in April, a senior envoy announced on Monday.

Speaking to FNA, Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Majid Al-Sheikh said that Iraqi expatriates can vote in polling centers in Tehran, Qom, Isfahan, Mashhad, Kermanshah, Orumieh, Ilam, Yazd, Naqadeh, Shush and Shiraz on April 27-28.

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