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A water shortage in Iraq is raising tensions in the multi-ethnic Kirkuk province.
An Iraqi government official said Kurds in the province of Dahouk have been granted permission to export crude oil to international markets. Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain Shahristani visited the region recently, after which ministry spokesman Asem Jihad said the Kurds had permission to ship oil to Turkey using a twin Iraqi pipeline. The official did not say who would receive royalties from the shipments, but Kurds said production should reach 250,000 barrels a day by the end of next year.
A pipeline explosion caused by pressure problems left a large oil slick along the Turkey-Iraq border, Turkish officials say.
US-based telecommunications company Newport Global Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire for cash and stock LaSilkee Virtual Connections, a Jordanian telecommunications company operating under a license granted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The Iraqi oil minister Hussain al-Shahristani has met with representatives of pre-qualified international oil companies to open bidding for the development of eight oil and gas fields accounting for approximately 40 billion barrels of oil reserves, the first such move since the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003.
An armed group has attacked the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline that transfers Kirkuk crude oil to the Turkey's Mediterranean port, the privately-owned Sbay media website reported on 15 September.
Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website ["Energy Minister: Iraq Agrees To Increase Discount on Oil Supplies To" - Petra News Agency Headline] Amman, Aug.
Dubai Al-Sharqiyah Television in Arabic highlighted in its newscasts between 1300 and 2000 gmt on 6 August reports on the end of the Iraqi Council of Representatives' current term and the failure of the Iraqi political forces to reach an agreement on the Provincial Council Election Draft Law.
BAGHDAD _ After weeks of late-night negotiations and under intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi lawmakers failed to pass a much-debated provincial elections law Wednesday before adjourning for the month.
Iraqi lawmakers Wednesday delayed for the third time a vote on the provincial election law after failing to agree on governance in Kirkuk.
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