Articles tagged with: oil

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013

Iraqi government closes Mosul Airport, issues arrest warrant for governor

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The governor of Nineveh Province, Atheel Al-Nujaifi, criticized the central government’s decision to close Mosul International Airport on Tuesday. No reasons for the closure were given. Nujaifi said: “It seems that the government in Baghdad has more important concerns than the success of the province of Nineveh, or its security and economic stability,” pointing out that “there are parties who do not want us to work on the development of the infrastructure...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Saturday, 13 Jul, 2013

Heading in the Right Direction?

They have criticized one another harshly and their military forces have come dangerously close to an open confrontation, yet relations between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have recently taken a more positive turn. Negotiations between Iraqi prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki and Iraqi Kurdistan president Massoud Barzani may have come as a surprise to many observers. Last month, Maliki visited Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, for the first time ...

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Andrés Cala
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on : Wednesday, 3 Jul, 2013

As Venezuela, so Iran?

The recent election upset by Hassan Rouhani, who will shortly become Iran’s president, as well as a period diplomatic repositioning from Tehran and Washington to Moscow and the M...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013

Mursi admits mistakes in speech marking first year

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi delivered a two and a half hour speech yesterday, marking his first year in office. Mursi admitted making mistakes an...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 25 Jun, 2013

Emir of Qatar hands power to his son

DOHA, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, announced that he will be transferring power to his son following days of speculation. In a gat...

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Nasser Arrabyee
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on : Friday, 21 Jun, 2013

Beyond Reproach

Four Yemeni provinces in the north and east have witnessed extremely dramatic events over the past few days. Despite the sporadic nature of insurgent clashes, the fighting in Sa...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Tuesday, 14 May, 2013

Loud and Unclear

The contending Lebanese factions have taken their fight from the streets of Beirut and Tripoli to those of Damascus and Homs. Yet, battling it out elsewhere does not mean that Leba...

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Thomas Hegghammer
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on : Monday, 13 May, 2013

Ten Years, and Ten Lessons, Later

STANFORD, Asharq Al-Awsat—Ten years ago yesterday, the Saudi capital, Riyadh, was rocked by three near-simultaneous suicide bombings at housing compounds for expatriates. Ove...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Friday, 8 Mar, 2013

Stuck in the Middle

With a staggering USD 482.3 billion in total revenues for 2012, and a business presence in over two hundred countries, Exxon Mobil is the world’s second-largest oil and gas e...

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Barçin Yinanç
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on : Monday, 18 Feb, 2013

Three’s A Crowd

My career as a diplomatic reporter began just a couple of months before the start of the First Gulf War. It was then that the sentence “maintaining the territorial integrity ...

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