Beyond the Headlines: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

  • More power deals cancelled
  • Basra seeks UN backup in Kuwait dispute
  • Missan begins electricity projects
  • Security forces bolstered in Missan
Beyond the Headlines: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6
Martin Kobler, the UN envoy to Iraq (left), gives a press conference with Basra Governor Khalaf Abdul Samad on Oct. 31. Samad asked Kobler to help prevent Kuwait from building the controversial Mubarak port. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

More power deals cancelledNASSIRIYA -- Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani has cancelled more contracts signed by former Electricity Minister Raad Shallal al-Ani, according to a Dhi Qar provincial government official."Shahristani has cancelled all the contracts signed with Iraqi companies," said Hussein Abdul Hadi Hajir al-Mufadhel, the technical associate for the chairman of Dhi Qar's provincial council. "All of those contracts were presented to the Office of the Ins...

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