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PM receives the Putin’s Special Envoy to MEA

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi has received the Russian President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East and Africa, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia and his accompanying delegation, Mr. Mikhail Bogdanov, who conveyed the greetings of the Russian President and the Russian Prime Minister to His Excellency, renewing the support of the […]

Putin may visit Baghdad amid growing Russian-Iraqi Contacts

By Ruslan Mamedov for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Putin eyes visit to Baghdad amid growing Russian-Iraqi contacts Lately, official Russian-Iraqi contacts have been intensifying noticeably. On Nov. 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iraqi President Barham Salih met behind […]

Press Statements Following Maliki-Putin Talks

By John Lee. Presidents Maliki and Putin have issued the following statement after their meeting in Moskow: PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen, Our meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mr Nouri al-Maliki, was substantive and constructive. Some significant changes have have been taking place in Iraq since Mr […]

Rosneft Invests $630m in Crescent JV

Reuters, quoting a top Russian official, says Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft will invest $630 million in a joint project with UAE firm Crescent Petroleum to drill for gas in the Middle East. In May, Rosneft‘s Chairman Igor Sechin, who is also Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, said Russia was keen for projects to drill for […]