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Montevideo, September 21st 2018 - 06:13 UTC

Tag: Iraq

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    The new oil cartel threatening OPEC

    China and India account for 17% of global oil consumption and they are the ones that would be the hardest hit if prices rise as a result of OPEC's actions.

    When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers' club, OPEC was probably too busy with its upcoming June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 17:39 UTC

    “Uniting the world against terrorism”: OP-ED on the United Nations conference on counter-terrorism

    With the military defeat of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, large numbers of these ideologically-driven mercenaries are relocating to other theatres of conflict or returning home, passing on their battlefield

    NEW YORK — Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities. The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological or radioactive weapons.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:58 UTC

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default And Nuclear Weapons

    Verisk Maplecroft surveyed a long list of countries, and produced its Government Stability Index (GSI), which uses some predictive data and analysts forecasts to take stock of geopolitical risk in var

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the oil market, according to a new report.

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2017 - 20:09 UTC

    UK does not support referendum being held in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

    Johnson said UK and allies proposed an alternative plan: negotiations between the Iraq government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to address all issues

    The United Kingdom does not support the referendum held in the Kurdish Region of Iraq and continues to back the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, underlined Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who insisted any referendum should be agreed with the Government of Iraq.

  • Monday, January 30th 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    Iraq furious with the Trump ban: Bagdad recalls that they are in the front line combating the IS

    The order stirred angry reactions in Iraq, where more than 5,000 U.S. troops are deployed to help Iraqi and regional Kurdish forces in the war against IS insurgents.

    Iraq will lobby against new travel limits to the United States by Iraqis, arguing both countries need to uphold their fight against Islamic State (IS), Iraqi parliamentarians said on Sunday. The Iraqi government has so far declined comment on an executive order signed by new U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that suspends the entry of travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days.

  • Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:54 UTC

    Why America invented Ahmad Chalabi

    Chalabi was less a cause of the Iraq war than a convenient enabler of it. He was an answer to US’s problems, not Iraq’s

    The following piece by Gideon Rose (*) was published in The New York Times Opinion page and helps to understand much about the Iraq war and ongoing instability.

  • Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:00 UTC

    PM Cameron promises to hunt down IS murderers of British hostage

    “We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.”

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Sunday under growing pressure to sanction air strikes after an Islamic State video showed the beheading of a British hostage.

  • Thursday, January 9th 2014 - 18:45 UTC

    Violence threatens to thwart Iraqi oil resurgence

    PM Nouri al-Maliki seems unable to hold the country together while the Al-Qaeda challenge expands

    By Nicholas Cunningham - A wave of violence has swept parts of Iraq at the start of 2014 as the central government fights back against Al-Qaeda aligned militants in Anbar Province. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly took control of Ramadi and Fallujah, bombing police headquarters and killing dozens.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 - 16:39 UTC

    Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the costliest in US history equivalent to 40% of GDP

    The legacy from the George W Bush administrations: 6 trillion dollars debt.

    US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers up to 6 trillion dollars or 75.000 dollars for every US household, “the most expensive wars in US history,” a new report has revealed, adding that these campaigns will dominate future federal budgets “for decades to come”.

  • Monday, March 18th 2013 - 06:58 UTC

    Poll shows for 52% of Britons involvement in Iraq war damaged UK reputation

    A feeling that the public had been deceived, particularly by the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair

    More than half of Britons have said the UK's involvement in the Iraq war damaged the country's reputation around the world, a new poll has found. On the 10th anniversary of the invasion, the survey by King's College London (KCL) and Ipsos Mori showed that some 52% said the war had damaged UK's standing.

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