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IMF fast-tracks Iraq loan

IMF fast-tracks Iraq loan Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Urgent facility to cover government deficit

Iraq oil

Leadership change at Iraq’s North Oil Company Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Director-general is removed amid a corruption investigation

Turkish soldiers position an anti-aircraft gun

Turkey oil pipeline attacked Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

War in Syria continues to spill over into Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Ankara launches air strikes against Isis Subscription Required

26 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Turkey joins international community as it carries out anti-Isis assaults in Syria and Iraq

F-16 jets: Part of a $1.3bn arms package to Egypt

First F-16 deliveries arrive in Iraq Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

US-trained Iraqi pilots land first batch of long-delayed warplanes at Al-Balad air base

Oil and gas terminal

Saudi oil production hits all-time record Subscription Required

13 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Opec report puts kingdom’s average daily output at 10.56 million barrels in June

Oil production

Iraq, Saudi Arabia and UAE hit record crude production Subscription Required

13 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Increase in oil output comes as global demand declines

KRG oil exports

Iraqi Kurdistan fails to keep to oil export agreement Subscription Required

6 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Oil sales via Iraq’s state-owned marketing company sharply declined in June

Gas plant

Erbil downplays Dana Gas court ruling Subscription Required

6 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

UAE gas group claims victory in case on oil and gas production rights

More resources are needed to avert the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and cater to the needs of refugees in the long term

Underfunding threatens refugees and host countries Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

The $3.47bn funding gap could undermine most basic survival needs

Rig

Kurdistan oil development slows on payment delays Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil field developer calls for consistent payment policy to restore confidence

Gas plant

Iraqi Kurdistan preparing to award gas processing facilities Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Natural Resources Ministry says associated gas stream will be developed at Garmian block

Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports hit record high in April

Iraqi Kurdistan to establish “national oil company” Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Autonomous region could form new companies to handle production and marketing

Iraq oil exports hit record level

Iraq lowers oil production target Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil ministry targeting output of up to 6 million barrels a day by 2020

Iraq oil

Lukoil hits phase one Iraq output target Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Russian group welcomes rolling back of Iraqi oil production ambitions

Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan economy unsustainable amid budget dispute Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Regional government warns economy could collapse if budget grievances are not resolved

Isis suspected of abductions

Isis oil revenues reached $800m Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Former Iraqi national security adviser says black market oil is group’s main funding

Seawater intake installation

Design on $13bn seawater project set for completion this year Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

ILF Consulting Engineers reveals scope of critical Iraqi infrastructure scheme

Oil tanker

Iraq launches new crude export grade Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Introduction Basra Heavy increases exports from southern oil fields

Iraq oil

Iraq mobilising force to protect oil assets Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil minister says 27,000-strong army will secure all oil and electricity facilities

Analysis

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Kurdistan Regional Government’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir

Interview: Rallying to combat Isis Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Florian Neuhof

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir says more international support is needed for the Peshmerga fighting Isis. Florian Neuhof reports

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Mounting debt: Baghdad owes $9bn to contractors for 2014 and needs to pay $18bn to investors this year

Payment arrears stall Iraq oil sector investment Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Despite record oil exports, Baghdad is struggling to pay contractors and having to lower production targets

Unfulfilled ambition: No progress at this construction site in Erbil

Reportage: Erbil, Iraq Subscription Required

10 May 2015 | By Florian Neuhof

After being dubbed the ‘New Dubai’ in the boom years, Erbil now faces a future dominated by the fight against terrorism

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Iraq's Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari

Iraq economy falters as anti-Isis campaign unfolds Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The IMF said Iraq’s government should cut spending and change its banking policies to deal with a soaring budget deficit

Iraq oil exports 2014-15

Iraq oil exports hit 12-month high Subscription Required

10 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Erbil claims it is not receiving budget payments despite boosting northern volumes

Comment

Mark Watts

Baghdad-Erbil stalemate continues Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Dispute over budgetary payments threatens Kurdish oil ambitions

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Iraq’s Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (left) and Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh

Opec sidesteps issue of Iran and Iraq crude glut Subscription Required

4 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Cartel well exceeding quota as Tehran lays out plan to add significant exports

Iraqi oil ambitions checked

Iraqi oil ambitions checked Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil Ministry must cut capital expenditure and focus on key export infrastructure

Iraq’s refining sector receives boost

Iraq’s refining sector receives boost Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Basra refinery progress to help increase gasoline production

Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

Shifting borders in northern Iraq Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Isis has provided a smokescreen for power plays in embattled region

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