Exxon warned on northern Iraq development

BAGHDAD, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- It would be a "grave mistake" for Exxon Mobil to start operations in contested border regions in northern Iraq, the country's deputy prime minister said.

Iraqi forces assume control by year's end

BAGHDAD, July 14 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces will take charge in all provinces by the end of the year as part of the memorandum of understanding with the United States, a lawmaker said.

Iraqis frustrated with force status talks

BAGHDAD, June 11 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials say they are becoming increasingly frustrated regarding negotiations with the United States on a "status of forces" agreement.

Official: Blackwater extension 'bad news'

BAGHDAD, April 5 (UPI) -- An adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said the U.S. State Department's renewal of Blackwater's contract to provide security in Iraq is unfortunate.

Iraq Press Roundup

Al Mada newspaper in an editorial Monday headlined "When is the U.S. going to admit that Israel has nuclear weapons?" said Iran was not the country creating an "arms race" in the region.
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

Iraqi MP: KRG oil law didn't help

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A top Iraqi Parliamentarian said the Iraqi Kurdistan approval of a regional oil law set back the debate over a federal law.

Iraq MP: U.S. oil law pressure no help

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. pressure on Iraq's government to pass an oil law as one of 18 benchmarks didn’t help and the law isn't ready to pass now, a top Parliamentarian said.

Analysis: Iraq oil law (still) coming soon

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The question is simple enough on the third and final day of a major Iraq energy conference where hundreds of hungry oil men and women broke bread with Iraq’s industry chiefs, politicians and technocrats: when will Baghdad set the ground rules for the international oil community’s long-awaited venture into the largest oil prize on earth?
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Hanging of Saddam henchmen postponed

BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Iraq postponed the executions Thursday of Saddam Hussein's half brother and the judge who approved the killing of 148 Shiite men and boys.

Second guard held in Saddam hanging

BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A second security guard has been detained in Baghdad for questioning about the video of the execution of Saddam Hussein, reports say. The inquiry focuses on a grainy cell phone video of the hanging, an aide to the Iraqi prime minister told CNN Thursday.

Iraq's draft constitution expected Sunday

BAGHDAD, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Iraq's interim President Jalal Talabani said Saturday he expected a consensus on the country's new draft constitution to be finalized Sunday.

Sami al-Askari (also transliterated Askeri) is an Iraqi politician and a member of the Iraqi National Assembly. He is an independent politician, thought to be close to the Islamic Dawa Party.

He was a member of the committee that drafted the Constitution of Iraq.

During the regime of Saddam Hussein he was active in exile opposition politics, joining the 1992 Executive Council of the Iraqi National Congress as a representative of the Islamic Dawa Party.

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