Beyond the Headlines: March 5-11

  • Anbar sues for phosphate rights
  • Leadership crisis in Diyala
  • Shell signs power plant deal
  • Southern provinces reshuffle security
Beyond the Headlines: March 5-11
Hundreds of followers of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr protest in Nassiriya against the Bahrain government treatment of Shiite Muslims. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Anbar sues for phosphate rightsRAMADI – A top official in the Anbar provincial council said the province will file suit against the central government for restricting its plans for foreign investment in phosphate reserves.Faisal al-Issawi, a member of the council, said Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani ordered the province not to move forward on the phosphate development plans because it could conflict with the upcoming exploration licensing round."An official...

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