Iraq restarts small Kirkuk oil exports after a year of suspension

Iraq has restarted exports of Kirkuk oil, interrupted more than a year ago amid a standoff between the central government in Baghdad and Kurdistan's semi-autonomous region, industry sources said on Friday. The development is a win for the U.S. government which has been putting pressure on both sides to settle the

Iraq delegation to visit Russia in Dec for talks on wheat imports

Iraq will send a delegation to Russia in December to discuss the possibility of importing wheat, the Iraqi trade minister said on Wednesday. Newly appointed Hashim al-Aani had said on Tuesday that Iraq, traditionally reliant on U.S. wheat imports, was interested in opening up its international state buying tenders to Russian

U.S. sanctions Hezbollah Iraq networks, son of group’s leader

The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on four people linked to Lebanon's Hezbollah who coordinate the Iran-backed group's activities in Iraq and designated the son of the group's leader as a global terrorist. The U.S. Treasury added Shibl Muhsin Ubayd al-Zaydi, Yusuf Hashim, Adnan Hussein Kawtharani and Muhammad Abd-al-Hadi Farhat

Iraq urges U.S. to consider its position in talks on Iran sanctions

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iraq's president on Sunday urged the United States to consider Baghdad's political and economic position as the countries negotiate on relief for Iraq from Washington's reimposed sanctions against Iran. The United States said on Friday Iraq can continue to import natural gas and energy supplies from Iran for