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  1. March 14, 2014

    IEA says supply surge led by Iraq will ease oil tensions

    The International Energy Agency expects the pressure on global oil markets to ease, in spite of rising geopolitical...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 7, 2014

    Investing in Iraq: a frontier too far?

    There are frontier investment markets, and then there is Iraq. Bombings and fighting killed at least 42 people on Thursday...

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  1. March 7, 2014

    Voices from Baghdad

    The emails from Baghdad popped up in the middle of my London workday. Friends, one-time drivers and translators, who had...

  2. March 6, 2014

    Genel Energy set to lift Kurdistan output

    Genel Energy, the Anglo-Turkish oil company led by former BP chief executive Tony Hayward, expects to boost output in...

  3. February 25, 2014

    Murky politics and violence overshadow poll in Iraq

    As national parliamentary elections near and as car bombs and gunmen again rattle Iraq’s streets, one of the country’s most...

  4. February 23, 2014

    Baghdad bureaucracy stymies BP’s ambitions

    BP has a lot of plans for Rumaila, a huge oilfield in southern Iraq. But bureaucracy in Baghdad could put paid to them. The...

  5. February 23, 2014

    BP Iraqi oilfield in jeopardy after forced contractor cuts

    The future of BP’s flagship Rumaila oilfield in southern Iraq is in jeopardy after a bureaucratic snarl-up in Baghdad forced...

  6. February 4, 2014

    Threads of Light/Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, The Mosaic Rooms, London – review

    If mainstream media are your chief couriers, you might be forgiven for thinking that serious exhibitions about Arab artists...

  7. January 26, 2014

    Oil majors shy away from first major Kurdish export deal

    The oil is ready and waiting – but buyers are few and far between. That is the predicament facing officials from the...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    January 9, 2014

    Iraqi police celebration

    Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters Troops of the Interior Ministry take part in a parade to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Iraqi...

  9. January 9, 2014

    Maliki fights fire in Iraq he helped to start

    It is back to a wounded past in Fallujah, the city ravaged by an American offensive in 2004, one of the bloodiest episodes...

  10. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Kurdish crude flowing to Turkey but exports await Iraqi approval, for now

    Turkey appears ready to allow exports of crude oil from Iraq’s semi autonomous Kurdistan region following the conclusion of...

  11. January 4, 2014

    Iraqi army shells Falluja to try to dislodge militants

    BAGHDAD, Jan 4 – The Iraqi army shelled the western city of Falluja with mortar bombs overnight to try to wrest back control...

  12. December 30, 2013

    Western Iraq on brink of rebellion against Shia regime

    Iraq’s volatile western region was on the verge of all-out rebellion against the central government on Monday. It followed...

  13. December 23, 2013

    Glimmer of light on bleak horizon

    An Arab world that so recently promised so much ends this year in unrelieved gloom, consumed by Syria’s pitiless civil war,...

  14. December 16, 2013

    Ankara plays down Kurdish oil flow to Turkey

    Oil has begun to flow through a pipeline proponents say will transform the prospects of investment in Northern Iraq, despite...

  15. December 6, 2013

    Thank You for Your Service, by David Finkel

    Thank You for Your Service, by David Finkel, Scribe, RRP£16.99 / Sarah Crichton Books, RRP$26, 272 pages When conversations...

  16. December 3, 2013

    Oil majors close to agreeing cuts in Iraqi production targets

    Baghdad is close to agreeing lower production targets for peak output at a big field operated by ExxonMobil, demonstrating...

  17. November 28, 2013

    PetroChina buys Iraq oilfield stake from Exxon

    PetroChina, the country’s largest oil and gas producer, has agreed to buy a 25 per cent stake in Iraq’s West Qurna 1...

  18. November 26, 2013

    Middle East: Cracking up

    Middle East: Cracking up When Arabs started pouring on to the streets to challenge dynastic despots almost three years ago,...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    November 4, 2013

    Belt-making for Ashura in Baghdad

    Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP An Iraqi youth in a Baghdad workshop makes a belt for the annual Shia Muslim commemoration of Ashura....

  20. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2013

    Kurdistan: oil pipeline to Turkey is a reality

    Iraq’s semi autonomous region of Kurdistan has given its clearest signals yet that it is preparing to realise the export of...

  21. October 31, 2013

    Iraq to rebuild Sunni militias as it fights al-Qaeda and woos US

    Iraq’s government will promise the US it will rebuild the Sunni tribal militias it all but dismantled in recent years as a...

  22. The World

    October 16, 2013

    The big change at the Iran talks

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference after two days of nuclear talks in Geneva. Iran and...

  23. October 1, 2013

    Surge in Iraq violence raises fears of return to sectarian civil war

    A surge in political violence across Iraq, fuelled partly by war in neighbouring Syria, is causing alarm about the country’s...

  24. September 29, 2013

    Deadly bombs shatter peace in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Five explosions at an intelligence office in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil on Sunday killed at least six people and...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2013

    Turkey: gas licence speaks volumes about Kurdish relations

    Turkey’s energy market regulator EPDK this week awarded Turkish construction group Siyah Kalem a licence to import gas from...

  26. August 28, 2013

    Baghdad hit by wave of bomb attacks

    BAGHDAD, Aug 28 – A series of bombings across Baghdad killed 16 people and wounded 85 on Wednesday, police and medical...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    August 21, 2013

    American hero

    T.J. Kirkpatrick//Getty Posters and supplies sit ready for more protesters with the Bradley Manning support network during a...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    August 21, 2013

    Sticking with Assad in Damascus

    Hassan Ammar/AP A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 rifle bearing a sticker with the smiling face of Bashar al-Assad,...

  29. August 11, 2013

    Wave of attacks leave scores dead in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – Shootings and a bombing killed at least seven more people in Iraq on Sunday, after a day of carnage as sectarian...

  30. August 8, 2013

    Iraq’s faltering oil resurgence raises price fears

    When Iraq surpassed Iran last year as the second-largest Opec producer for the first time since the late 1980s, it was...

  31. July 31, 2013

    Genel Energy confident on prospects for Iraqi Kurdistan oil

    Genel Energy said Iraqi Kurdistan would complete its own oil export pipeline by the end of this year, delivering a boost to...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    July 30, 2013

    Shia Muslims place copies of the Koran on their heads

    Ahmad Mousa/Reuters Shia Muslims place copies of the Koran on their heads during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the...

  33. July 25, 2013

    Arabic calligraphy and the fine art of corporate logos

    “We knew that war was coming so I wanted to find a way out and continue to do art,” says Wissam Shawkat, an Iraqi...

  34. The World

    July 24, 2013

    Lebanese economy under threat from Gulf wrath against Hizbollah

    Residents gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs, stronghold of Hizbollah, July 9, 2013. AFP/Getty...

  35. July 22, 2013

    Al-Qaeda convicts escape from Abu Ghraib in military-style attack

    BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq – Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as...

  36. July 12, 2013

    At home: Canon Andrew White

    It has to be one of the world’s longest commutes. The journey Canon Andrew White makes from his quiet, detached house in...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    July 2, 2013

    Sea of bicycles

    Ali Al-Saadiali/AFP Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the central Sadria area of Baghdad on Tuesday.   ...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 24, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Crackdown on shadow financing caused cash crunch, says China * PBoC cash crunch statement: relief for some and pain for...

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