Tag Archives | Protests

Gazprom ‘Forced to Quit Halabja Block’

By John Lee. Rudaw reports that Russia’s Gazprom Neft has been forced to halt operations at its Halabja block following demonstrations by hundreds of protestors from 34 villages around the town of Darbandikhan. According to the report, the protesters have given the oil company until 20th October to stop all exploration activity, claiming that “scientific […]

Iraq Protests Hurt Baker Hughes Earnings

By John Lee. Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated has warned the markets that it will take a hit of $80 million as a result of the disruption to its operations in Basra. The company said in a statement: “Following the disruption to its business in Iraq during the fourth quarter, Baker Hughes resumed operations […]

Protests at West Qurna-2

By John Lee. Hundreds of locals blocked a main entrance of Iraq’s giant southern West Qurna-2 oilfield on Tuesday. According to Iraq Oil Report, local residents have long complained that oil development has caused them to lose agricultural land for which they have not been adequately compensated, while many expected to receive jobs at oil […]

Video: Al-Sadr Protests Iraqi Sectarianism

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands have gathered in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to join the powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in protest against sectarianism and to demand the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki: […]

Video: US “Divided Iraqis on Sectarian Lines”

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A political analyst tells Iran’s PressTV that the US divided Iraqi society on ethnic lines and promoted a sectarian-based political culture in the region. The comments came after tens of thousands of Iraqis […]

Video: Anti-Government Protests Persist

Iraq has seen three weeks of mass protests against the government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. The Shia dominated government is accused of using anti-terrorism laws to target the country’s Sunni minority. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest in numerous cities, including ramadi, Samara and Mosul. Omar Al Saleh […]

Video: “Foreign-Backed Elements Ignite Tensions”

A Middle East expert says similar to the situation in Syria, there are a number of countries that are fueling the tension in Iraq which is very dangerous for the country. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned anti-government protesters that security forces could intervene to end illegal demonstrations across the country. Iraq has been […]