OPEC’s Barkindo says common objective with non-OPEC partners is market stability

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo attends a session during Egypt’s 5th Petroleum Show “EGYPS 2022” at the capital city of Cairo, Egypt, February 14, 2022. REUTERS / Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BAGHDAD, June 18 (Reuters) – The common objective of the Organization of the Petroleum … Read more

Briton sentenced to 15 years in Iraq for smuggling artifacts

BAGHDAD, June 6 (Reuters) – An Iraqi court sentenced a retired British geologist to 15 years in prison on Monday for trying to smuggle ancient artifacts out of the country, a Reuters reporter and judicial sources said. Iraqi authorities had arrested James Fitton, 66, at Baghdad International Airport in March for carrying small fragments of … Read more

US-backed Syrian force warns against new Turkish attack, Russia alarmed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (not pictured) attend a news conference, in Tirana, Albania January 17, 2022 REUTERS / Florion Goga / File Photo / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SDF warns new assault will hinder campaign against Islamic State On Turkey visit, … Read more

‘I mean Ukraine’: Former US President George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unjustified’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia’s political … Read more

Ballistic missiles hit Iraq’s Kurdish capital, no casualties – officials

ERBIL, Iraq, March 13 (Reuters) – A dozen ballistic missiles launched from outside Iraq struck the country’s northern Kurdish regional capital Erbil on Sunday, Kurdish officials said, adding there were no casualties. The attack was launched from Iran, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide further … Read more