Beyond the Headlines: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

  • Iraq seeks Syria power ties
  • Kuwait port conflict continues
  • Missan building oil depot
  • Kirkuk security still U.S. concern
Beyond the Headlines: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5
Officials from the South Korean company LSIS shake hands with representatives of the Iraqi Electricity Ministry following the signing of a contract to build 35 small-scale power plants. (Photo credit: Electricity Ministry)

Iraq seeks Syria power tiesBAGHDAD -- Iraq's Electricity Ministry is looking to import electricity from Egypt and Syria under an agreement to be formalized in Jordan next month.Iraq and Syria have already built a physical link between the two countries, according to an Electricity Ministry statement, now that the ministry has completed a high-capacity 400-kilovolt power line to Syria.In a recent visit to Egypt, Iraqi Minister of Electricity Karim Aftan outlined an electricity import ...

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