Iraqi Army KillS 4 Terrorists in Tikrit

A security source said that Iraqi army forces clashed with an armed group in a district north of Tikrit in Salahuddin province. The source said the army killed 4 of the terrorists following clashes with an armed group in the district of Shirqat. The source added that the incident took place during raids carried out […]

1 Killed, 11 Wounded in Road Accident in Kirkuk

A woman was killed and 11 others injured in a collision of four civilian vehicles south of Kirkuk city on Sunday, a security official said. “Three civilian vehicles collided and a fourth one overturned on the main road linking Taza district to Daqquq district, (35 km) south of Kirkuk, leaving one woman killed and 11 […]

A Talk with Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanim

There were predictions before the recent Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) conference about the participation of Libyan Oil Minister Dr Shukri Ghanim, because of the existing crisis between the Libyan Jamahiriyah and Switzerland, and the fact that a number of Libyan officials have been put on a Europe-wide travel ban by Switzerland, which […]

Blair Took Cash from Korean Oil Firm

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is alleged to have received cash from a Korean oil firm run by a former bribery convict for advice on Iraq’s oil-rich Kurdistan, according to news reports in Korea. It had been kept secret for nearly 20 months before it was revealed last week. Blair, who has been accused […]

Heritage switches to Mid East

Heritage Oil, this month will sell its Ugandan operations for $1.35bn after more than a decade of development work. writes Miles Johnson in the Financial Times The cash will be used to pay investors a special dividend of between 75p and £1 per share, and to delve into fresh projects in Africa and the Middle […]

New ‘Dripping’ System in Wheat Production

Specialized teams in the agricultural department in Karbala have succeeded in the experimental production of wheat through the use of dripping techniques. “A research team, led by Eng. Darar Ali Hussein, has conducted the experiment on an area of more than 2 donums (1 donum =2,500 square meters),” a local media spokesperson told Aswat al-Iraq […]