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 cancelled
NASSIRIYA -- 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.