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Deadly fire at Dhi Qar asphalt plant

One person was killed and four injured in a large fire at an asphalt plant in Dhi Qar province.

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Diyala fights tide of al-Qaida attacks

Authorities in Diyala province are stepping up security efforts in response to a rising threat from al-Qaida affiliates and other militant groups.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Aug. 6, 2013

Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Garraf production delayed at least a month

The 860 million barrel Garraf oil field will not begin producing its first oil in July, missing the deadline by at least a month.

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Basra bomb targets police leader

Four people were injured in Basra Sunday by the explosion of a bomb targeting a senior police official.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: July 16, 2013

Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Northern exports re-start, first in a month

Iraq began exporting crude through its northern pipeline to Turkey, nearly a month after it went offline due to leaks sparked by sabotage and exacerbated by the security situation in northern Iraq.

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Zubair cuts production target by 30%

Italy's Eni announced Monday it has signed an amendment to its Zubair contract, reducing the production plateau target from 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) to 850,000 bpd.

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Bombs strike prominent Basra hotel

Two bombs at the Mnawi Basha hotel, popular with foreign visitors including oil companies, injured up to a dozen people and damaged the lobby Tuesday evening.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: July 2, 2013

Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: June 25, 2013

Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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Maliki ally loses Basra governorship

A coalition of parties led by the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) has won control of the provincial government following April elections, derailing the popular Basra governor, Khalef Abdul Samad.

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Chevron to spud first well this week

U.S. oil major Chevron is pressing forward with new drilling and exploration activities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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US gives Iraqi funds immunity

U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized a one-year extension of a 2003 executive order, set to expire last month, guaranteeing American protection of Iraqi funds held in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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May exports drop from south and north

Iraqi oil exports dropped in May to an average 2.483 million barrels per day (bpd), down from 2.622 million bpd in April.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: June 2, 2013

Beyond the Headlines features a raw translation of Cabinet decisions, as made public in Arabic by the media office of the Council of Ministers.

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