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Obama Should Worry About Iraqi Shoes, Too
Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet
When Iraq's violence escalates, President Obama better not be caught on his heels when he's blamed for losing Bush's "win."
Iraq Oil Deals Near Completion
Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: UPI
Officials from the world's largest oil companies have been meeting with Iraqi Oil Ministry officials to fix the terms of technical support contracts.
Desperate Iraqis Lack Fuel, Electricity
Posted on: Jan 23, 2008, Source: UPI
Blackouts and long lines at gas stations, as subsidized, state-controlled supplies run dry.
Iraq Oil Grab Nears Completion: Big Oil Poised to Sign Lucrative Deals
Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: UPI
Big Oil's big dreams are close to coming true as Iraq's Oil Ministry prepares deals for the country's largest oil fields.
Kurds Talk Contracts with Big Oil: 'It's Now or Never'
Posted on: Oct 10, 2007, Source: UPI
Baghdad government will not recognize deals.
Iraqi Kurds Sign New Oil Deals
Posted on: Oct 3, 2007, Source: UPI
More expected soon, forcing a potential conflict with Baghdad.
Iraq to Privatize Electricity
Posted on: Sep 10, 2007, Source: UPI
An Iraqi electricity law hasn't been made public.
Iraq Oil Law (Still) Coming Soon
Posted on: Sep 4, 2007, Source: UPI
As the Iraqi legislature returns to work, passing new oil law(s) is high on its agenda.
Shia Parties Battle for Control of Oil-Rich Basra Region
Posted on: Aug 18, 2007, Source: UPI
With British troops departing and billions in oil revenues on the line, Southern Iraq is seeing a new wave of open conflict between competing parties and their militias.
Kidnapped Oil Official Had Key Role
Posted on: Aug 16, 2007, Source: UPI
Dozens of armed gunmen in uniforms and official vehicles kidnapped Abdel-Jabar al-Wagaa, a deputy minister and top assistant to the oil minister, in broad daylight on Tuesday.
It's Time to Withdraw Iraq's Oil Law
Posted on: Aug 7, 2007, Source: UPI
Iraq is a bloodbath; why is Washington in such a hurry to get an oil law passed?
Iraq Oil Ministry: No Dealing With Unions
Posted on: Jul 31, 2007, Source: UPI
Iraq's powerful oil unions have long been a bulwark against privatizing their industry. Now they're being sidelined.
Iraq is a Mass of Contradictions; Oil is at Their Center
Posted on: Jul 28, 2007, Source: UPI
Iraq's government is in the eye of a storm of deadlines and benchmarks and pressure from within and abroad. At some level, it's all about the oil.
Kirkuk Vote Could Touch Off New Civil War in Iraq
Posted on: Jul 22, 2007, Source: UPI
A historic vote in Iraq's northern territories could right past wrongs, but it might also spark a new front in the country's many-sided civil conflict.
GAO Testimony: State Department Overstating Iraq's Oil Output
Posted on: Jul 20, 2007, Source: UPI
Experts pan the reconstruction of Iraq's oil sector; tell of "poor security, corruption."
Opposition to American Oil Grab is Unifying Iraqis
Posted on: Jul 11, 2007, Source: UPI
Washington says a new Iraqi hydrocarbon law has the potential to unite Iraqis. That may be right, but not in the way White House planners had hoped.
U.S. Officials Have Absolutely No Clue about Iraq's Oil Law
Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source: UPI
In Washington, lawmakers and military officials say that Iraq's new oil law is vital for the country's future. But, as one reporter learned, most have no idea what they're talking about.
Iraqi Troops Face Off Against Striking Oil Workers
Posted on: Jun 6, 2007, Source: UPI
The strike, which began with domestic pipelines, will soon restrict Iraq's 1.6 million barrels of daily global exports.
Kurdish Leader: Oil Law Is a Deal Breaker
Posted on: May 13, 2007, Source: UPI
In Washington, the passage of a final oil law is a key benchmark for the Iraqis to achieve. But Iraq's factions aren't on the same page, and their differences could lead to even more conflict.
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