Posts Tagged ‘Hakim’
5 September 2007
The Iraqi cabinet has withdrawn a draft hydrocarbon law it sent to parliament in July after it failed to muster enough support from lawmakers to approve it. The cabinet has instead reverted to an older version endorsed by the council of ministers in February which it hopes will be backed by five parties when it’s put to a vote before the end of the year, a senior Iraqi official told International Oil Daily on Tuesday.
The Iraqi National Assembly reconvened after a month-long recess Sep. 4 and …
31 August 2007
British forces, in control of southern Iraq since 2003, are expected to complete their withdrawal from Basrah in September and redeploy to a desert airbase, having already exited most urban centers in the last year. The move is interpreted by some as a prelude to a full British military withdrawal from Iraq, and a fight for supremacy is already raging in Iraq’s oil heartland among competing political factions, backed by their armed militias.
International oil companies looking to establish influence must navigate a political minefield, but some …
11 August 2006
Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has so far failed to impose his authority over the city council of Basrah while calls for the establishment of an autonomous federation of the south are increasing.
Basrah — the capital of the southern oil province and currently home to all of Iraq’s oil exports — has been wrought by a power struggle among Shiite factions over the past year, leading to deterioration of the security situation in the biggest city of the Shiite-dominated southern Iraq. Al-Maliki imposed a state …