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  • Iraq close to deal with foreign firms to upgrade output, export capacity Nov 06, 2018 08:53 PM IST

    Iraq close to deal with foreign firms to upgrade output, export capacity

    A final deal is expected to be reached with BP to boost output from oilfields around the northern city of Kirkuk, Ghadhban said.

  • Iraq aims to boost light crude exports to 1 million bpd in 2019 Oct 01, 2018 09:50 AM IST

    Iraq aims to boost light crude exports to 1 million bpd in 2019

    The light crude oil is a new grade with an API gravity of around 34-43, while the current Basrah Light grade that Iraq exports will be renamed Basrah Medium, one Iraqi industry source familiar with the matter said.

  • Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq Sep 04, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq

    Israel sees in Iran's regional expansion an attempt to open up new fronts against it. Israel has repeatedly launched attacks in Syria to prevent any entrenchment of Iranian forces helping Damascus in the war.

  • Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies Aug 31, 2018 02:28 PM IST

    Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies

    It would also embarrass France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the three European signatories to the nuclear deal, as they have been trying to salvage the agreement despite new US sanctions against Tehran.

  • Suicide car bomber kills 11 in western Iraq Aug 29, 2018 03:40 PM IST

    Suicide car bomber kills 11 in western Iraq

    The 9 am (0600 GMT) bombing at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim also wounded 16 people 11 civilians and five security personnel, police Captain Mahmud Jassem said.

  • Iran resumes electricity supplies to Iraq Aug 21, 2018 02:21 PM IST

    Iran resumes electricity supplies to Iraq

    Tehran stopped supplying electricity to Iraq in July due to unpaid bills and because of a rise in Iranian consumption during the summer.

  • Saudi pips Iraq as top oil supplier to India in July Aug 14, 2018 09:10 PM IST

    Saudi pips Iraq as top oil supplier to India in July

    Many European refiners are winding down purchases of Iranian oil after the United States imposed sanctions on Tehran, leading to higher supplies to Asia, mainly India and China.

  • How sanctions on Iranian crude can impact India Jun 27, 2018 06:46 PM IST

    How sanctions on Iranian crude can impact India

    Senior US State Department official says that unlike on previous occasions, there will be no concession for allies who engage in trade with Iran.

  • Iraq conducts air strike on Islamic State position in Syria Jun 23, 2018 03:45 PM IST

    Iraq conducts air strike on Islamic State position in Syria

    "Iraqi F-16 jets carried out a successful air strike that targeted a meeting of Daesh leaders ... in the Hajin area within Syrian territory. The operation resulted in the complete destruction of the targets, and the killing of around 45 terrorists," the military's joint operations command said.

  • Iraq says its warplanes targeted IS jihadists in Syria May 06, 2018 04:52 PM IST

    Iraq says its warplanes targeted IS jihadists in Syria

    F-16 fighter jets were used in the early morning strike and the raid was "successful", the spokesman of Iraq's security media centre, General Yehya Rassoul

  • PM Modi announces ex-gratia to the kin of those killed in Iraq Apr 03, 2018 03:28 PM IST

    PM Modi announces ex-gratia to the kin of those killed in Iraq

    The mortal remains of 38 of the 39 Indians killed in war-torn Iraq were brought back to the country yesterday in a special aircraft and handed over to their relatives.

  • VK Singh to leave for Iraq today, to bring back bodies of 39 Indians Apr 01, 2018 09:50 AM IST

    VK Singh to leave for Iraq today, to bring back bodies of 39 Indians

    Sources also said the minister is expected to bring back the bodies by late Monday or Tuesday.

  • Bodies of those killed in Iraq to be brought to India by next week: Sushma Swaraj assures families Mar 26, 2018 09:02 PM IST

    Bodies of those killed in Iraq to be brought to India by next week: Sushma Swaraj assures families

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today assured the families of 39 Indians killed in Iraq that the bodies would be brought to India by next week, a relative of one of the deceased said.

  • Rahul Gandhi doing politics on death of 39 Indians in Iraq: BJP Mar 22, 2018 04:18 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi doing politics on death of 39 Indians in Iraq: BJP

    Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also rejected the Congress' claim that it had never used the services of Cambridge Analytica, and insisted that the opposition party and Gandhi did do it.

  • Congress to move privilege motion against Sushma Swaraj for 'misleading' Rajya Sabha on death of Indians in Iraq Mar 22, 2018 03:35 PM IST

    Congress to move privilege motion against Sushma Swaraj for 'misleading' Rajya Sabha on death of Indians in Iraq

    Congress MPs Ambika Soni, Pratap Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo said they would move a motion against Swaraj in the Upper House after compiling documents and information on the issue.

  • List of 39 Indians killed in Iraq Mar 20, 2018 07:05 PM IST

    List of 39 Indians killed in Iraq

    Of the 39 deceased, 27 are from Punjab, six are from Bihar, four from Himachal Pradesh and two from West Bengal. Here is the list of the deceased:

  • Rahul Gandhi expresses shock at death of 39 Indians in Iraq Mar 20, 2018 03:22 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi expresses shock at death of 39 Indians in Iraq

    "My deepest condolences to the families of those who have lived in hope, that their loved ones will return unharmed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today," Gandhi said on Twitter.

  • Amarinder Singh 'shattered' over death of Indians in Iraq, AAP says Sushma Swaraj should quit Mar 20, 2018 02:31 PM IST

    Amarinder Singh 'shattered' over death of Indians in Iraq, AAP says Sushma Swaraj should quit

    His Congress colleague Partap Singh Bajwa and Aam Aadmi Party's Kanwar Sandhu also expressed their grief and targeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for misleading the families of those who had died.

  • Iraq pips Saudi Arabia to become India's top oil supplier Mar 05, 2018 03:12 PM IST

    Iraq pips Saudi Arabia to become India's top oil supplier

    Saudi Arabia traditionally has been India's top oil source but in the April-January period of 2017-18, Iraq dethroned it, supplying 38.9 million tonnes (MT) of oil, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

  • $30 billion pledged in Kuwait at summit to rebuild Iraq Feb 15, 2018 08:01 AM IST

    $30 billion pledged in Kuwait at summit to rebuild Iraq

    While falling short of an estimated USD 88.2 billion needed to rebuild Iraq, it easily surpassed the USD 20 billion Iraqi officials initially said they needed to begin their difficult work.

  • India assures Iraq of commitment to rebuilding process Feb 14, 2018 08:25 PM IST

    India assures Iraq of commitment to rebuilding process

    India today assured Iraq of its commitment in rebuilding the war-torn country even as it hailed Baghdad's success in curbing the Islamic State terror group.

  • Devastated Iraq seeks USD 90 billion for reconstruction Feb 12, 2018 08:55 PM IST

    Devastated Iraq seeks USD 90 billion for reconstruction

    Baghdad declared victory against IS in December, after Iraqi forces, backed by a US-led coalition, regained control of the large parts of the country seized by IS in mid-2014.

  • Chinese firm ZhenHua Oil to develop oil field near Iraqi capital Baghdad Dec 25, 2017 10:54 AM IST

    Chinese firm ZhenHua Oil to develop oil field near Iraqi capital Baghdad

    Under the deal, the Chinese firm is to build housing for the workers, a nursery school and a clinic

  • Death toll in Iran's western province quake reaches 328: ISNA Nov 13, 2017 02:12 PM IST

    Death toll in Iran's western province quake reaches 328: ISNA

    ISNA quoted the coroner's office in the province as saying that the death toll was expected to increase.

  • At least 328 killed as strong earthquake rocks Iran-Iraq border Nov 13, 2017 08:11 AM IST

    At least 328 killed as strong earthquake rocks Iran-Iraq border

    Footage posted on Twitter showed panicked people fleeing a building in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows shattered at the moment the quake struck late yesterday, while images from the nearby town of Darbandikhan showed major walls and concrete structures had collapsed.

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