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  • Bombs shut Iraq's Rumaila south output, exports okay Oct 08, 2011 05:45 PM IST

    Bombs shut Iraq's Rumaila south output, exports okay

    Output at Iraq's Rumaila oilfield has been cut to 530,000 barrels per day from about 1.24 million bpd after two bombs hit pipelines on Friday and halted some production, a senior Iraqi oil official said on Saturday.

  • IED detection now possible, courtesy 'laser pointer' Sep 20, 2011 02:30 PM IST

    IED detection now possible, courtesy 'laser pointer'

    The potential dangers that roadside bombs pose to the sanity of human life can be best understood when one looks at the vulnerability of the natives of Afghanistan and Iraq, among other countries.

  • Big oil companies may have to give up Iraq gas Aug 29, 2011 08:35 PM IST

    Big oil companies may have to give up Iraq gas

    Many of the world's biggest energy companies may have to surrender most of the gas from Iraq's vast southern oilfields to a processing and export project led by Shell.

  • 'Interrupters' film looks at stopping city violence Aug 12, 2011 06:12 AM IST

    'Interrupters' film looks at stopping city violence

    A woman in a headscarf runs into the street to calm a crowd before violence erupts. "This is what a war zone looks like," a voiceover declares.

  • Iraq, Shell to sign $12bn gas deal Jul 11, 2011 08:18 AM IST

    Iraq, Shell to sign $12bn gas deal

    Iraq will sign a final contract with Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday for a USD 12-billion project to capture flared gas at southern oil-fields, two sources close to the deal said on Sunday.

  • Twin car bomb attacks on Iraqi governor kill 26 Jun 21, 2011 07:24 PM IST

    Twin car bomb attacks on Iraqi governor kill 26

    Two suicide car bombs ripped through a guard post killing 26 people outside the provincial governor''s home in Diwaniyah city today, officials said, as violence surged across Iraq.

  • Lanco Infra examining investment opportunities in Africa Jun 21, 2011 10:05 AM IST

    Lanco Infra examining investment opportunities in Africa

    Lanco Infratech’s EPC division has won Rs 365.28 crore order to set up 2X125 mega watt capacity Akaz power plant in Iraq.

  • Lanco Infra bags EPC order from Iraq; stock down Jun 21, 2011 09:43 AM IST

    Lanco Infra bags EPC order from Iraq; stock down

    Lanco Infratech has bagged EPC order worth Rs 365 cr from Iraq, reports CNBC-TV18. It touched an intraday high of Rs 28.40 and an intraday low of Rs 27. At 09:42 hrs the share was quoting at Rs 27.30, down Rs 0.40, or 1.44% on the NSE.

  • Iraq sees oil output at 3m bpd by year-end Jun 05, 2011 10:09 AM IST

    Iraq sees oil output at 3m bpd by year-end

    Iraq expects its oil output to rise to 3 million barrels per day by the end of this year and sees it growing an additional 500,000 to 1 million bpd next year, Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said on Saturday.

  • Iraq, Shell inch closer to $12bn gas deal May 10, 2011 07:27 PM IST

    Iraq, Shell inch closer to $12bn gas deal

    Iraq and Royal Dutch Shell have settled most of the pending legal issues that have delayed a USD 12 billion gas deal for more than two years, an Iraqi deputy oil minister said on Tuesday.

  • Should the world be more like Belgium? Mar 30, 2011 01:00 PM IST

    Should the world be more like Belgium?

    This is a European country riven by ethnic tensions. Its public debt is almost as big as its total annual output and it's in the middle of a political crisis so deep that this week it passes Iraq as the modern-day state whose politicians have taken the longest to form a government.

  • Libya strikes complicate Pentagon budget strain Mar 22, 2011 08:15 AM IST

    Libya strikes complicate Pentagon budget strain

    US military operations against Libya will be funded through cash flow, but finding the money will be tough given the lack of a defense budget for the 2011 fiscal year, the Defense Department's top budget official said.

  • West hits Libyan defences, Gaddafi hurls defiance Mar 21, 2011 07:58 AM IST

    West hits Libyan defences, Gaddafi hurls defiance

    European and US forces unleashed warplanes and cruise missiles against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the biggest Western military intervention in the Arab world since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

  • Obama focuses on Iran, N Korea, omits Mideast peace Jan 27, 2011 08:36 AM IST

    Obama focuses on Iran, N Korea, omits Mideast peace

    President Barack Obama played up US progress in both Afghanistan and Iraq on Tuesday, while declaring the United States would stay tough on North Korea and Iran over their nuclear ambitions.

  • Iraq edge N Korea to complete last eight line-up Jan 20, 2011 08:19 AM IST

    Iraq edge N Korea to complete last eight line-up

    Holders Iraq overcame an ultra defensive North Korea 1-0 in a drab match on Wednesday to set up an Asian Cup quarter-final clash with Australia.

  • Pope calls on Pakistan to repeal blasphemy law Jan 10, 2011 08:32 PM IST

    Pope calls on Pakistan to repeal blasphemy law

    Pope Benedict called on Monday for Pakistan to repeal its anti-blasphemy law, days after a senior Pakistani politician who opposed the legislation was assassinated by his own bodyguard.

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