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Algeria's Sonatrach to Invest in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonatrach, the state-owned Algerian energy company, is to form a joint venture with Iraq to cooperate in the harvesting of associated flare gas. The will be used for power generation, and in the production of petrochemicals and fertilizers. The deal was agreed during a visit by Algerian Energy Minister Mustapha Guitouni to Baghdad. (Source: […]

Iraq, Algeria Discuss Oil Production Cuts

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has met with the Algerian minister of energy Mr. Nooraldeen Botarfa in Baghdad at Wednesday to discuss increasing cooperation between the two countries in the oil sector. In addition to exchanging ideas about the development of the oil sector, they also discussed the "necessary coordination between […]

Algerian Energy Minister to visit Baghdad

By John Lee. Algeria's Energy Minister is to visit Baghdad on Wednesday and Thursday. According to the report from Reuters, Nouredine Bouterfa (pictured) will discuss OPEC-related issues with the Iraqi Minister of Oil. (Source: Reuters)

FM Holds Talks with Algerian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari talks last week with the Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra. During the talks, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, the establishment of the Joint Ministerial Committee and agreed to hold a preliminary meeting at the level of experts and technicians to set the foundations for cooperation in the fields of energy […]


Foreign Minister Arrives Algeria

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrived in the Algerian capital on Monday to participate in the Ministerial Conference of the non-aligned countries to be held in Algiers on 28-29 May 2014. The Minister will hold a number of meetings with officials of the Algerian side to discuss relations between the two countries. (Source: […]


Iraqi Delegation Meets Arab Leaders

By John Lee. During its participation in the 24th Arab Summit held in Doha, the Iraqi delegation headed by His Excellency the Vice President Dr. Khudair al Khuzaie, with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and their accompanying delegation, met a number of Arab kings, presidents and leaders. The delegation met Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa […]

ONGC Videsh Close to $1.5bn Iraq Oil Deal

ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas arm of the Indian state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), may invest over $ 1.5 billion in exploring for oil in Iraq in a block that was awarded to it by the regime of Saddam Hussein, according to a report in the Economic Times. “We are nearing finality […]

Algeria Cancels Iraq's Debt

Official sources confirmed that the Algerian government decided to cancel Iraq's debt, according to reports from Eye Media. The amount of the debt was not specified. According to media sources in Baghdad, the Iraqi foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, received a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria, Mourad Medelci, informing him of the […]

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Unrest in Iraq - the Risk of Contagion

With unrest in several Arab cities, many in the region are worried about the risk of contagion. The latest flashpoints are Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and Algeria; but is Iraq vulnerable as well? The people certainly have a lot to complain about. Electricity The heat and increased use of air conditioning put a major strain […]