Iraq International Affairs

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South Iraq Oil Refinery

  Oil exports from Iraq’s southern terminals have fallen so far in January, according to loading data and an industry source, a sign that OPEC’s second-largest producer is following through on the group’s decision to cut output. Baghdad’s initial request to be exempt from the deal, plus loading programmes pointing to continued high Iraqi exports,
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Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana

Iran opposed U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the next week at Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana Iran’s foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington. “We have not invited them, and
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Iraqi Stock Market

Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 12th Jan 2017). Please Click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQ1072 (+7.1%) / $1062 (+7.1%) (weekly change) (+11.7% and +12.2% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded shares was
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Garda World

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Dinar Detectives readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments across
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New ambassador to Iraq

Iran appointed new ambassador to Iraq known to be ‘Moderate deal-broker’ ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdish officials have expressed optimism over Iran’s new ambassador to Baghdad, describing him as a moderate deal-broker who could play a “constructive role” in bridging the widening divisions among Iraqi factions after the anticipated demise of ISIS in the country.
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South Korea’s Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn

South Korea’s Acting President and Prime Minister has asked for Iraq’s cooperation in bolstering economic cooperation. During a meeting with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari in Seoul on Monday, Hwang Kyo-ahn (pictured) said: “The two countries have developed their cooperative ties based on a long history of cooperation and a mutually complementary economic structure …
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Central Bank of Iraq

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 31 banks and 16 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Monday. A total of $159,104,757 sold at a price of 1182 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar. Source: Central Bank of Iraq

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Iraqi Syrian border

Burning issue: International Interests to take Control of Iraq-Syria Border As the fight against the extremist group known as the Islamic State continues to succeed, albeit at a slower pace than hoped for, the Iraqi government is starting to consider what to do about the country’s borders with Syria. To the west of Mosul, for
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A refugee camp in Mosul

Iraqi Red Crescent: Above 4000 refugees left Mosul due to War between Iraqi Forces & Islamic State Four-thousand Iraqi refugees have migrated from Mosul as Iraqi groups become close to clearing half of the city from Islamic State militants, an aid group said. Eyad Rafed, a member of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, said those
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Federal Police Captain Raed Shaker Jawdat

Shorta district in eastern Mosul invades by Iraqi Army The Iraqi army’s Counter-Terrorism Forces invaded on Monday al-Shorta district in eastern Mosul, pushing closer towards victory in operations against Islamic State militants in that region. The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the forces invaded the district backed by army tanks. The recapturing of Mosul,
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