Oil price now $57.8 over fears of new Iran sanctions, Iraq conflict

Oil price now $57.8 over fears of new Iran sanctions, Iraq conflict

Oil markets jumped on Monday on concerns over potential renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran as well as conflict in Iraq. An explosion at a U.S. oil rig and reduced exploration activity also supported prices there. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for prices, were at 57.85 dollars. There were also concerns about the stability ofRead ...
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Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk on Saturday as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between the key allies in the war against the Islamic State group. ...
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Saudi Arabia urges Kurds to scrap independence referendum

Saudi Arabia urges Kurds to scrap independence referendum

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday urged Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani to call off a planned referendum on independence for his autonomous region to avoid further "crises" in Iraq and the region. ...
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Iraq PM rejects any Kurdish independence referendum

Iraq PM rejects any Kurdish independence referendum

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said he rejected any type of referendum on independence for the northern autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. ...
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Car bomb kills three in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Car bomb kills three in Iraq’s Kirkuk

A car bomb explosion targeting shops selling alcohol in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk on Saturday killed three civilians and wounded nine, a security official said. He said the blast damaged the shops and sparked a fire in three vehicles. Kirkuk is the ...
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74 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by IS

74 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by IS

Gunmen and suicide car bombers on Thursday killed at least 74 people, including Iranians, near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The attackers struck at midday, opening fire on a restaurant before getting in...
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Two US soldiers killed in Iraq

Two US soldiers killed in Iraq

Two US soldiers were killed and five wounded in northern Iraq on Sunday during "combat operations", a statement from the American military said. ...
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This Is The Reason Rapists Will Be Allowed To Marry Their Victims In Jordan

This Is The Reason Rapists Will Be Allowed To Marry Their Victims In Jordan

  The Lower House of Parliament in Jordan has on Tuesday, repealed a law that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. A royal committee had suggested abolishing the controversial Article 308 in February, among its several recommend...
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IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul

IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul

The Islamic State group claimed it had attacked the Iraqi embassy in Kabul Monday, as a series of explosions and the sound of gunfire shook the Afghan capital in a continuing assault. ...
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi reported dead

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi reported dead

Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the jihadists from their one-time biggest stronghold of Mosul. ...
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