Politics of Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24710/all en UPDATE 2-Defiant Kurds to truck more crude to Turkey-Genel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-defiant-kurds-truck-more-crude-turkey-genel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Exports to Turkey from Taq Taq field to rise up to 20,000 bpd</p> <p>* Genel says happy to finance new proposed Kurdistan-Turkey pipeline</p> <p>* Taq Taq-Khurmala pipeline seen operational in mid-Feb</p> <p>By Humeyra Pamuk</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Trucked exports of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to Turkey may reach 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) in a few weeks, the chief executive of Genel Energy said, in a growing trade that central government in Baghdad sees as illegal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-defiant-kurds-truck-more-crude-turkey-genel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Asia Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732111 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Iraq PM's foes demand he face questioning in parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-iraq-pms-foes-demand-he-face-questioning-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Two weeks of protests close major highway to Jordan, Syria</p> <p>* Syrian crisis fueling worries over Iraq's sectarian mix</p> <p>* Power-sharing government deadlocked since U.S. troops left (Updates with parliamentary motion, more details)</p> <p>By Patrick Markey and Raheem Salman</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-iraq-pms-foes-demand-he-face-questioning-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Health Iraq Politics of Iraq War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732082 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tens of thousands of Sunni Iraqis rally against Maliki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-tens-thousands-sunni-iraqis-rally-against-maliki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sunni Iraqi protests enter third week</p> <p>* Maliki also facing attempted vote of no confidence</p> <p>* Syrian crisis pressuring Iraq's own sectarian mix</p> <p>By Patrick Markey and Suadad al-Salhy</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iraqi Sunni Muslims took to the streets in Baghdad and other cities after prayers on Friday, in another show of discontent with Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-tens-thousands-sunni-iraqis-rally-against-maliki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733156 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Iraq Sunni leader urges reforms to end protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/interview-iraq-sunni-leader-urges-reforms-end-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sunni protests stir fears of sectarian confrontation</p> <p>* Thousands demand change to laws seen as targeting Sunnis</p> <p>* Syria crisis fans worries over Shi'ite-Sunni tension</p> <p>By Patrick Markey and Suadad al-Salhy</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki should reform laws seen as unjustly marginalizing the country's Sunni Muslims or mass protests could spiral out of control, a top Sunni leader said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/interview-iraq-sunni-leader-urges-reforms-end-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Nouri al-Maliki Politics Politics of Iraq War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:01:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733792 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Iraq frees prisoners in gesture to ease Sunni protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-iraq-frees-prisoners-gesture-ease-sunni-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prison release only one demand from Sunni protesters</p> <p>* Nearly three weeks of demonstrations testing Maliki</p> <p>* Syria unrest fanning worries over Iraq's sectarian mix (Adds byline, more details)</p> <p>By Suadad al-Salhy</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Iraq's government has released more than 300 prisoners held under anti-terrorism laws as a goodwill gesture to try to appease Sunni Muslim demonstrators who are staging protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-iraq-frees-prisoners-gesture-ease-sunni-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraq Politics Politics of Iraq War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734236 at http://www.globalpost.com EXCLUSIVE-UPDATE 1-Iraq plans tough steps against Kurdistan, oil firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/exclusive-update-1-iraq-plans-tough-steps-against-kurdistan-oil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles with day of interview)</p> <p>By Peg Mackey</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Iraq plans tough measures against the country's Kurdistan region and foreign oil companies working there to stop "illegal" crude exports in an escalation of its standoff with the autonomous enclave, the oil minister said in an interview on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/exclusive-update-1-iraq-plans-tough-steps-against-kurdistan-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdul Kareem Luaibi Asia Business Fertile Crescent Politics of Iraq Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:29:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735205 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Iraq, Exxon hold talks over disputed oil deals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-2-iraq-exxon-hold-talks-over-disputed-oil-deals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Exxon Mobil, Baghdad at odds over Kurdish deals</p> <p>* U.S. major seeking to sell stake in West Qurna oilfield</p> <p>By Ahmed Rasheed</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil has asked Iraq's prime minister if it can keep running a huge southern oilfield despite disagreements over rival contracts signed with the country's autonomous Kurdistan region, the government said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-2-iraq-exxon-hold-talks-over-disputed-oil-deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Politics of Iraq Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737486 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Two blasts, suicide attack kill 17 in Baghdad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-two-blasts-suicide-attack-kill-17-baghdad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sunni protests, violence increasing tensions</p> <p>* Islamist insurgents seeking to stir sectarian strife</p> <p>* War in neighbouring Syria worsening Iraq's crisis (Adds details on demands)</p> <p>By Kareem Raheem</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Three blasts, including a suicide attack near an army base, killed least 17 people across Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest violence to feed worries that Iraq's unrest may slide into widespread sectarian confrontation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-two-blasts-suicide-attack-kill-17-baghdad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Iraq Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Politics Politics of Iraq Social Issues Suicide bombings in Iraq War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737661 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Iraqi Sunnis mourn protesters shot dead by troops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-iraqi-sunnis-mourn-protesters-shot-dead-troops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Minority Sunnis angry with Shi'ite premier</p> <p>* Fears grow of return to sectarian conflict</p> <p>* Parliament passes law limiting PM to two terms (Adds details on kidnapping)</p> <p>By Kamal Naama</p> <p>FALLUJA, Iraq Jan 26 (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners rallied on Saturday at funerals for Sunni Muslims shot by troops in demonstrations against Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-iraqi-sunnis-mourn-protesters-shot-dead-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Nouri al-Maliki Politics of Iraq Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739967 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Iraq tells Exxon to choose: Southern Iraq or Kurdistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-iraq-tells-exxon-choose-southern-iraq-or-kurdistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iraq tells Exxon must chose Kurdistan or southern oilfields</p> <p>* Exxon should make a final decision in few days</p> <p>By Ahmed Rasheed</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Iraq has told Exxon Mobil it must choose between working in its southern oilfields or in Kurdistan, and Baghdad expects the U.S. oil major to make a final decision in a few days, its oil minister said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-iraq-tells-exxon-choose-southern-iraq-or-kurdistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Exxon Mobil Fertile Crescent Iraq Politics of Iraq Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:31:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740080 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Sunni discontent and Syria fears feed Iraqi unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-sunni-discontent-and-syria-fears-feed-iraqi-unrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Simmering Sunni discontent breaks out into open</p> <p>* Shi'ites and moderate Sunnis fear for post-war settlement</p> <p>* Fears grow that Syria could upset sectarian balance</p> <p>By Patrick Markey</p> <p>RAMADI, Iraq, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Across Iraq's western desert, thousands of Sunni Muslims block highways, chant and pray in protests against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that grow more defiant by the day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-sunni-discontent-and-syria-fears-feed-iraqi-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Iraqi insurgency Politics of Iraq Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741012 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Iraqi Kurds woo more oil majors in contest with Baghdad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-iraqi-kurds-woo-more-oil-majors-contest-baghdad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* KRG hopes to announce new oil block deals with majors next month</p> <p>* No oil exports by truck from Kurdistan for last few weeks</p> <p>By Julia Payne and Simon Falush</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan said it is negotiating with two or three major international companies to operate oilfields and expects to announce the outcome in about a month, in a move likely to further heighten tensions with Baghdad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-iraqi-kurds-woo-more-oil-majors-contest-baghdad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertile Crescent Iraq oil Politics of Iraq Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741180 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Qaeda calls on Iraqi Sunni protesters to take up arms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/al-qaeda-calls-iraqi-sunni-protesters-take-arms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iraqi al Qaeda wing vowed to regain lost ground</p> <p>* Sunni protests defiant in face of Maliki concessions</p> <p>* Syria crisis is increasing worries over Iraq unrest</p> <p>By Patrick Markey and Aseel Kami</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Iraqi wing on Thursday urged Sunni protesters to take up arms against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, adding fuel to growing sectarian unrest in the world's fastest-growing oil exporter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/al-qaeda-calls-iraqi-sunni-protesters-take-arms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Asia Islamic terrorism Politics of Iraq Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:45:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742104 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq PM tries one-size-fits-all to solve problems http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/iraq-pm-tries-one-size-fits-all-solve-problems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's efforts to solve myriad issues, including angry rallies against him, with a one-size-fits-all approach is likely to delay resolution of Iraq's perennial crises, experts say.</p> <p>More than six years into his rule, the premier is no stranger to stand-offs.</p> <p>But the latest crisis pitting him against many of his erstwhile cabinet partners as protests have raged for more than a month in the north and west is decidedly more dangerous, one analyst believes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/iraq-pm-tries-one-size-fits-all-solve-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Nouri al-Maliki Politics of Iraq Social Issues War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742480 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq PM tries one-size-fits-all to solve problems http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/iraq-pm-tries-one-size-fits-all-solve-problems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's efforts to solve myriad issues, including angry rallies against him, with a one-size-fits-all approach is likely to prolong Iraq's perennial crises, experts say.</p> <p>More than six years into his rule, the premier is no stranger to stand-offs.</p> <p>But the latest crisis pitting him against many of his erstwhile cabinet partners as protests have raged for more than a month in the north and west is decidedly more dangerous, one analyst believes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/iraq-pm-tries-one-size-fits-all-solve-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Nouri al-Maliki Politics of Iraq Social Issues War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:30:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742659 at http://www.globalpost.com