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  • Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.

  • At "Donkey Springs", bombers choke off Iraq oil exports Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    MOSUL/ BAGHDAD, April 10- Militants whose bombs have shut Iraq's main northern oil export pipeline for 40 days are preventing repairs, threatening to extend an outage that is already the longest since the days of sanctions in the 1990 s.

  • *Asia to buy nearly 60 percent of Iraq's Basra Lt exports. SINGAPORE/ BASRA, Iraq, April 8- Iraq's rush to pump more oil to Asia has coincided with complaints from some buyers about the quality of its crude, casting doubt on whether Baghdad can increase the volumes of its key Basra Light grade to the region by a third in 2014..

  • Poor manufacturing data from China and Europe dampened the demand outlook on Tuesday and caused oil prices to tumble, with Brent hitting its lowest in nearly five months. *U.S. crude for May delivery edged down 10 cents to $99.64 a barrel by 0002 GMT after dropping 1.8 percent on Tuesday to its lowest settlement since March 26.

  • *Supply falls by 340,000 bpd, led by Iraq, Angola, Libya. Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries averaged 29.72 million barrels per day, down from a revised 30.06 million bpd in February, according to the survey based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.

  • *Supply falls by 340,000 bpd, led by Iraq, Angola, Libya. Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries averaged 29.72 million barrels per day, down from a revised 30.06 million bpd in February, according to the survey based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, March 20- The price of Middle East crude oils being supplied to Asia appears too high given an increase in supply from Iran, Iraq and rival Russia and muted demand from refiners. The Brent- Dubai exchange for swaps fell to $3.75 a barrel on Wednesday, down from the year-high of $4.44 on March 14.

  • Iraq returns as world's fastest-growing oil exporter Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    LONDON, March 5- Iraq is reclaiming its rank as the world's fastest-growing oil exporter, cushioning consumers from Libyan supply outages for now and, perhaps, reviving OPEC market share rivalries down the road.

  • BASRA, Iraq, March 1- Oil exports from Iraq rose to a record 2.8 million barrels per day on average in February, Deputy Prime Minister for energy Hussain al-Shahristani told reporters on Saturday.

  • LONDON, Feb 28- OPEC's oil output has risen further in February from December's 2-1/ 2- year low, due to more shipments from Iraq and Angola, and further upward creep in Iranian exports, a Reuters survey found on Friday.

  • TOKYO, Feb 26- U.S. crude oil edged up early on Wednesday after falling the previous day when industry data showed a build up in U.S. crude stockpiles and renewed economic worries in China. *U.S. crude futures for April delivery rose 22 cents to $102.05 a barrel by 0020 GMT, after finishing 99 cents lower on Tuesday.

  • Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a Reuters report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.

  • Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million. Members of Congress have until Feb. 26 to hold up the Apache sale.

  • Eni CEO had threatened to leave Iraq if contracts not signed. *Excessive red tape frustrating investors in Iraq.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 24- Brent futures rose above $110 a barrel on Monday, defying the losses seen in most other risk assets on expectations of revived demand growth across industralised and emerging nations. Brent crude had gained 19 cents to $110.04 a barrel by 0340 GMT, after settling higher for a second straight week.

  • The autonomous region's prime minister and top energy official travelled to Baghdad earlier this week, intensifying efforts to settle the long-running dispute over exports of oil from Kurdistan via a new independent pipeline to Turkey.

  • BAGHDAD, Feb 19- Iraqi Kurdistan has agreed to export crude via the country's main oil marketing body, Deputy Prime Minister for energy Hussain al-Shahristani said on Wednesday, potentially removing a major sticking point in a row with the central government.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 18- U.S. crude futures held above $100 on Tuesday, buoyed by a weaker dollar and as frigid weather across North America lifted heating demand. A positive outcome would be negative for oil as sanctions on Tehran would ease, allowing the OPEC producer to export more crude and add to global supply.

  • MADRID, Feb 11- Spain's ruling party sought on Tuesday to limit judges' ability to go after alleged human rights abusers around the world, a day after Spanish arrest orders were issued for former Chinese officials accused of genocide in Tibet. China protested against the orders, called on Spain to drop the issue and issued a veiled threat about bilateral ties.

  • *Progress made between Arbil, Baghdad over oil row. *Issues narrowed down to three, Genel Energy says. ISTANBUL, Feb 6- Iraqi Kurdistan and the central government in Baghdad are close to resolving a long-standing dispute over the sharing of oil revenues, said the president of Genel Energy, which operates in the region.

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