Tagged: Iraq

Oil prices rebound after rout

By Dow Jones newswires Adding to the oversupply, Brazil and Iraq are producing almost one million barrels a day more oil than a year ago, JBC Energy estimates. Gasoline futures rose 6. 88 cents,...

Passenger jet hit by bullets while landing in Baghdad

Other UAE airlines, including Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia, suspended their flights to Baghdad. Flights from some of the other major airlines flying to Baghdad, such as Turkish Airlines and Royal Jordanian, were delayed,...

Asian markets lift on Chinese growth data

By AFP On oil markets, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in February fell $US1. 41 to $US47. 28 and Brent crude for March fell 39 US cents to $US48. 45. WTI shed...

European markets rise on quantitative easing hopes, Wall St closed

By Simon Frazer Some falls in key commodities and the hangover from yesterday’s heavy losses on China‘s Shanghai Stock Exchange could weigh on the local share market today. Copper (COMEX) fell 1. 5 per...

Paris massacre suspect trained in Yemen

By Dow Jones Newswires with a staff reporter Asked by investigators why he had booked a flight to Damascus — a common gateway to Iraq at the time — Chérif Kouachi said his mentor...

Iraq campaign an ongoing struggle: Abbott

By AAP Australia is part of the US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against ISIL in Iraq and has deployed special forces troops to assist in training the local army. Back home, Foreign Minister...

PM vows to stand with Iraq against IS

By AAP “We have also seen exhortations from the death cult to people right around the world to engage in acts of terrorism, and even Australia has had its brush with terrorism in recent...

‘Faster and deeper’ budget problems

The federal government’s budget deficit will hit a staggering $40. 4 billion this year, Treasurer Joe Hockey says, with the budget to return to surplus one year later than expected in 2019/20. The Abbott...

Markets Live: Shares trim losses

The federal government’s mid-year fiscal update provides greater visibility on the budget impact of the sharp falls in the prices of Australia‘s key export commodities over recent months, the ratings agency says in a...

Crucial OPEC meeting underway

By Dow Jones newswires While some among the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ 12 members-including the group’s de facto leader Saudi Arabia-remained reticent ahead of the meeting, others continued to push for the...