Beyond the Headlines: Aug. 29 – Sept. 11

  • Rumaila pay dispute reignites
  • After chief's removal, Missan police crack down
  • Northern pipeline bomb plot foiled
  • Kuwait arrests Iraqi fishermen
Beyond the Headlines: Aug. 29 – Sept. 11
This partial view shows the Iraqi oil field of Rumaila near the southern port city of Basra on December 11, 2009. (ESSAM AL-SUDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Rumaila pay dispute reignitesBASRA — Iraqi workers at the super-giant Rumaila oil field are locked in another dispute over compensation with BP and have threatened a stoppage.According to an Iraqi employee of the Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO), who spoke on the condition of anonymity, workers have demanded hazard pay in compensation for radiological exposure, allowances for food, and performance bonuses including airline tickets for workers and their families.BP is leading th...

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