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May 22, 2019

The Rumaila oilfield produced 1.467 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2018 – the oilfield’s highest annual rate of production for 30 years. 2018 also saw the milestone of four billion barrels of oil produced since the Rumaila Operating Organisation [ROO] began operating in June 2010.

The results were reported in the 2018 Rumaila Annual Report, submitted by the Basra Oil Company (BOC) to the Iraq Ministry of Oil.


Widows employed to renovate Mosul schools
May 23, 2019

MOSUL, Iraq – A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project is hiring widows and other female workers to renovate schools in West Mosul.

Painting murals, fixing school desks and planting trees are just some of tasks undertaken by the women.

Wearing dusts masks and overalls these women get to work at a school in West Mosul.

Some were widowed during the conflict"...


May 23, 2019

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The acting governor of Kirkuk city announced on Wednesday that Kurdish farmers in Palkana village in Dibis town could harvest their crops amid growing land disputes between Kurds and Arabs in the region.

According to Abdulmutalib Najmaldin, the acting mayor of Sargaran, a meeting attended by the Kirkuk governor Rakan Saaed al-Jabouri, Kirkuk agriculture department officials, and some Arab settlers who have recently returned"...

May 23, 2019

Practical work at the first phase at Erbil’s largest ring road, “150 Meter Road', which is 14 kilomtes long, have been ongoing for a month now. The first section starts from Baharka Road to Koya Road in eastern Erbil.

The total project is a 70 kilometer-long ring-road highway that will encircle the Kurdistan Region’s capital city of Erbil.

The first section alone will have three interchanges and underpasses with $131"...

May 23, 2019

Mumbai: The billionaire Hinduja brothers — Britain’s wealthiest people — are considering a bid for India’s grounded Jet Airways, a spokesperson said Wednesday, sending shares in the firm soaring almost seven per cent.

Saddled with debts of more than $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion), Mumbai-based Jet has been in a tailspin for months, defaulting on loans and failing to pay many staff and aircraft leases, forcing it to suspend operations"...

May 23, 2019

London/Tokyo: Global stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc in muted trade amid renewed worries over the US-China spat after reports Washington has another Chinese tech firm in its sights.

Relief over Washington’s temporary relaxation of curbs against China’s Huawei Technologies evaporated after reports that the White House is considering further sanctions on Chinese"...

May 23, 2019

Dubai: Doors to the Ramadan Nights in Sharjah are set to open today and UAE residents can expect to bag some bargains, with retailers promising to offer up to 75 discount on various goods.

The 17-day extravaganza at Expo Centre Sharjah aims to provide a budget-friendly venue for consumers and tourists to shop, as well as enjoy food and entertainment with their friends and family after sundown. It's also a perfect opportunity for bargain hunters"...