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 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.
Iraqi officials say they are becoming increasingly frustrated regarding negotiations with the United States on a "status of forces" agreement.
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.
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.
A top Iraqi Parliamentarian said the Iraqi Kurdistan approval of a regional oil law set back the debate over a federal law.
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.
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?
Iraq postponed the executions Thursday of Saddam Hussein's half brother and the judge who approved the killing of 148 Shiite men and boys.
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.
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