Beyond the Headlines: Aug. 22-28

  • KRG signs power deal with Kirkuk
  • MoU for Mosul refinery
  • Southern autonomy gains key ally
  • Basra blames Iran for salinity crisis
Beyond the Headlines: Aug. 22-28
Baghdad's Al-Quds power plant is undergoing a $219 million expansion. (THAIER AL-SUDANI/Reuters)

KRG signs power deal with KirkukKIRKUK — The Kurdistan region’s Electricity Ministry in Erbil signed an agreement on Aug. 21 to supply Kirkuk with 200 megawatts of electricity for five years.“This move is in support of the Kirkuk provincial government,” said Yasin Abu Bakr, Kurdistan’s minister of electricity, speaking at a ceremony alongside Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim.Kirkuk is using revenue earned from the so-called "petro-dollar" program, which allocates an addition...

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