Gulf Times - Iraq
Iraq court convicts IS foreign widows

Iraq court convicts IS foreign widows

A court in the Iraqi capital on Sunday sentenced to death a Turkish woman and 11 other foreign widows to life in jail for belonging to the Islamic State group.

Qatar pledges $1bn for reconstruction of Iraq

Qatar pledges $1bn for reconstruction of Iraq

HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani stressed the interest of His Highness the Emir in the proceedings of the conference and Qatar's support for Iraq in regaining its role in the regional and international environment.

$30bn pledged for Iraq reconstruction: Kuwait FM

$30bn pledged for Iraq reconstruction: Kuwait FM

Baghdad says it needs nearly $90bn to rebuild after a three-year war with the Islamic State group that devastated homes, schools, hospitals and economic infrastructure.

Kuwait pledges $2bn for Iraq reconstruction

Kuwait pledges $2bn for Iraq reconstruction

The emir of Kuwait pledged $2 billion towards the reconstruction of neighbouring Iraq, at an international donors' conference in Kuwait City on Wednesday.

Qatar spared no effort to counter terror: FM

Qatar spared no effort to counter terror: FM

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani headed Qatar's delegation to the meeting.

US urges help for Iraq, extends $3bn credit line

US urges help for Iraq, extends $3bn credit line

The United States leads the coalition and hopes that after a three-year fight to defeat the militants it can count in large part on Gulf allies to shoulder the burden of rebuilding Iraq.

Iran-backed Iraqi groups urge full US withdrawal

Iran-backed Iraqi groups urge full US withdrawal

Two Iraqi Shia groups backed by Iran are demanding all US forces leave Iraq, opposing plans by Baghdad and Washington to retain some in training and advisory roles.

Iraq plans military operation to secure oil route to Iran

Iraq plans military operation to secure oil route to Iran

Iraqi forces are preparing an operation to consolidate control of an area near the Iran border to be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, two officials said on Monday, highlighting concern about mountainous terrain where two armed groups are active.

Iraq boycotts regional basketball tournament over snub

Iraq boycotts regional basketball tournament over snub

Iraq announced Sunday it will boycott an international club basketball tournament to protest a decision to shift the contest from Baghdad over security concerns.

Iraq plans to boost Majnoon oilfield output to 450,000 bpd in 3 years

Iraq plans to boost Majnoon oilfield output to 450,000 bpd in 3 years

Iraq plans to increase production at its giant Majnoon oilfield to 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) in three years, from 240,000 bpd now, an Iraqi oil executive said on Thursday.

Iraq to comply with Opec deal despite oil export capacity rise

Iraq to comply with Opec deal despite oil export capacity rise

Jabar al-Luaibi told a Chatham House conference in London that Iraq's export capacity was nearing 5 million barrels per day (bpd), including 4.6 million bpd from the south.

Iraq to build oil refinery in Fao with Chinese firms, plans 3 others

Iraq to build oil refinery in Fao with Chinese firms, plans 3 others

Iraq plans to build an oil refinery at the port of Fao on the Gulf with two Chinese companies, and is seeking investors to build three more, the oil ministry said on its website on Monday.