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DNO Joins ExxonMobil on Baeshiqa License

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced an agreement with ExxonMobil to join the Baeshiqa [Bashiqa, Bashika] license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. DNO will assume operatorship of the license with a 40 percent paying (32 percent net) interest, acquiring one-half of ExxonMobil’s position. ExxonMobil retains a 40 percent paying (32 […]

Will Iraq Boycott Turkey?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  As Turkey continues to thumb its nose at Iraq, thousands of Iraqi Sadrist protesters surrounded the Turkish Embassy on Oct. 18 in Baghdad and demanded that Ankara remove […]

Video: Two-Pronged Offensive for Mosul

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces have begun a new two-pronged offensive against ISIL in Mosul, from the northeastern Bashiqa region and through eastern Bartella villages. The goal of this northeastern push […]

Turkish Forces Withdrawing From Iraq

By Simon Kent. Turkish President Reccip Tayyip Erdogan has announced that further withdrawals of Turkish troops are being made from Iraqi Kurdish territory following pressure from Baghdad and Washington. Baghdad had previously called the deployment of Turkish soldiers to a KDP Peshmerga base “an illegal incursion” and Barack Obama called Erdogan asking him to de-escalate tensions. […]

Turkish Forces Move from Bashika

By Simon Kent. Turkish forces at the centre of a row that has ignited passions over Iraqi sovereignty, have moved from their base in the Iraqi Kurdish area of Bashika. However, the soldiers are apparently not being withdrawn from Iraqi territory but are being re-located, according to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defence. […]

Mass Exodus from Iraqi Towns and Cities

From Amnesty International. Panic has taken hold in north-western Iraq as tens of thousands of people flee areas where Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants are continuing their advance, Amnesty International said. “The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of the country, especially those from the Yezidi and Christian minority communities, is becoming […]

Look At ‘Little Iraq’ Shows Why Iraq Is So Troubled

By Christine van den Toorn. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. One of the most peaceful towns in Iraq, near one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq, is under threat. Bashiqa is in danger […]

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Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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Exxon’s Six KRG Oil Blocks Named

Kurdish oil minister Ashti Hawrami (pictured) has confirmed the names of the six exploration blocks awarded by the Kurdistan Regional Government to ExxonMobil: Al Qush, northwest of Erbil city and formerly assigned to Komet Group but withdrawn for lack of development; Bashiqa, southeast of Al Qush town; Pirmam in Erbil; Betwata; Qura-Hanjeer, southwest of Chamchamal; […]