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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.


BCF to Open a Medical Clinic for Rohingya Refugees...
May 22, 2019

ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) will open a medical clinic for the Rohingya Muslims based at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Focusing on the assessment of the humanitarian project, the BCF delegates visited on Tuesday Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, which is inhabited by nearly one"...


May 22, 2019

SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Farmers’ Union called on the international community and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to protect farmland in Kirkuk province, after dozens of fields were burned.

Head of the Kurdistan Farmers’ Union Yasin Qadir said during a press conference in Erbil on Tuesday (May 21) that farmers had hoped for a productive harvest this year, but face “oppression” from militant groups and the federal"...

May 22, 2019

SULAIMANI — The US dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate was slightly down on the Kurdistan Region’s currency markets on Tuesday (May 21).

Broker Rawaz Jaza told NRT Digital Media that $100 was at 120,200 Iraqi dinars, 50 IQD lower than the previous day.

Jaza also reported that 100 British pounds was 250 IQD up to 157,250 Iraqi dinars, while 100 euros was 250"...

May 22, 2019

SULAIMANI — Crude oil prices were down on Tuesday (May 21) compared to the previous close.

The price of Brent oil was at $72.20 down from $73.11 and US WTI crude was at $63.49 from $63.65.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Russia-led allies agreed on December 7 to slash oil production by more than the market had expected.


May 22, 2019

The Netherlands has resumed its training mission in Iraq, following a brief suspension due to security concerns resulting from US-Iranian tensions in the region.

The Dutch Ministry of Defence announced that, after a re-assessment of the situation, its courses can be re-started.

A number of Dutch people are training Iraqi commandos in Baghdad. Peshmerga’s are trained at"...

May 22, 2019

These days, Tehran is having trouble getting what it wants from its neighbor—a development Washington can encourage by backing off.

It almost goes without saying these days that Iran dominates its western neighbor. On April 27, for example, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed tweeted that Iran’s regime “controls” Iraq.

Now-U.S. National Security"...