Iraq’s Faw port project to be ready in 3 years

OPEC oil producer Iraq is expected to complete the Faw Grant Port, one of the world’s largest container terminals, on schedule by 2023, its Planning Minister was quoted on Monday as saying. Nouri Al-Dulaimi said a large part of the project in South Iraq was completed in 2019 and that new contracts include more wharfs as well as roads and rail networks linking the port with t

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Iraqi PM-designate says done picking cabinet, calls on parliament to approve it

Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraordinary session next week to grant it a vote of confidence. (File/AFP) BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said on Wednesday he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraor

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Cabinet discusses support for IDPs, power projects in Karbala, Dhi Qar

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil, Thamir Ghadhban. The Cabinet discussed support measures for IDPs, and authorised the Ministry of Migration and Displaced to continue to fund programmes to meet the needs of displaced individuals and families until the Federal Budget for 2020

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U.S. Plans to Renew Sanctions Waiver on Iraq’s Imports of Iranian Power

Iraq relies heavily on Iranian natural gas but the U.S. is pushing for the country to wean itself off that energy source   BAGHDAD—The U.S. plans to renew a waiver allowing Iraq to import natural gas and electricity from Iran without risking sanctions, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, as Washington and Baghdad move to ease tensions after diplomatic ties nearly unravele

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