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News Iraq: In power for 15 years, Iraq's Shi'ites split ahead of crucial vote

News channel or source: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-in-power-for-15-years-iraqs-shiites-split-ahead-of-crucial-vote-2018-4
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

BASRA/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders after 15 years in power. In Iraq's Shi'ite heartlands, many who once ...

News Iraq: Iraq War veteran: Ronny Jackson scandal is 'bonkers'

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/watch/iraq-war-veteran-ronny-jackson-scandal-is-bonkers/vi-AAwlNpP
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, sounds off on the allegations facing Trump's pick to head Veteran Affairs, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson.

News Iraq: In Iraq's Anbar, election offers chance to settle scores

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iraqs-anbar-election-offers-chance-settle-scores-032407464.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Ramadi (Iraq) (AFP) - In the vast desert province of Anbar where Islamic State group jihadists first emerged in Iraq, parliamentary elections next month are an opportunity for the predominantly Sunni residents to settle scores. Many of the new candidates ...

News Iraq: Iraq's move to rush oil bidding could deter some firms

News channel or source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Early-bidding-for-oil-gas-resources-could-hurt-12862491.php
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is opening more of its untapped oil and gas resources to foreign developers, hoping to boost revenues after its costly war with the Islamic State group, but analysts say the rushed bidding process — now timed to precede national ...

News Iraq: In Iraq minefields, an old war leaves a menacing legacy

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-basra-amputation-village/in-iraq-minefields-an-old-war-leaves-a-menacing-legacy-idUSKBN1HV1SQ
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqis who pick over their country’s old battlefields for military scrap metal and wiring have few other ways to make a living, but the task comes with enormous risks. So numerous are the wounds inflicted by mines and ordnance ...

News Iraq: Can Iraq Get U.S. to Join Russia and Iran’s War Against ISIS in Syria?

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/can-iraq-get-us-join-russia-iran-battle-against-isis-syria-901457
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Iraq has stepped up its involvement in the battle against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and the hunt for its elusive leader by teaming up with neighboring Syria, a move that could potentially see the U.S. working with its rivals, Russia and Iran.

News Iraq: Iraq launches production at southern gas field

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iraq-launches-production-southern-gas-field-115854430.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq said Wednesday it had launched commercial production at its Siba gas field in the southern province of Basra in a joint venture with Kuwaiti, Turkish and Egyptian firms. The oil ministry said initial production at the field is expected ...

News Iraq: DOJ appears to reveal country where US seeks to transfer American detained in Iraq

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/doj-appears-to-reveal-country-where-us-seeks-to-transfer-american-detained-in-iraq/ar-AAwlbM1
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Justice Department appeared to reveal the name of the country where the US is trying to transfer an American accused of fighting for ISIS in a court filing Tuesday afternoon. The government last week was blocked by a DC district court judge from ...

News Iraq: Kuwait Energy starts producing gas in southern Iraq

News channel or source: http://gulfbusiness.com/kuwait-energy-starts-producing-gas-southern-iraq/
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Kuwait Energy PLC started producing natural gas from Siba on Wednesday, the first gas field to be brought on stream in the south of Iraq, an Iraqi oil executive told Reuters. Siba began producing gas at an initial rate of 25 million cubic feet a day (mcf/d ...

News Iraq: Islamic State threatens polling station attacks ahead of Iraq vote

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-election-islamic-state/islamic-state-threatens-polling-station-attacks-ahead-of-iraq-vote-idUSKBN1HU0UJ
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State said it would attack polling stations in Iraq during parliamentary election next month and that anyone who participated in the vote would be considered an infidel. In an audio message released late on Sunday, the militant ...