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  • "Effectively, Exxon is calling Baghdad's bluff, presumably believing that it won't lose its West Qurna project interest with a move into Kurdistan."

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  • Baghdad's 20-year service contracts oblige investors in producing oil fields to boost output by 10% above an agreed baseline rate within three years in order to start getting paid costs back.

    Iraqi Oil Output Increases

  • Earlier Thursday, two car bombs exploded in a busy residential and commercial area around a major Shiite shrine in Baghdad's northwestern district of Kadhimiya, killing 15 and wounding 50, said Bareer Zuhair Jaafar at the area's general hospital.

    Blasts Kill Scores of Shiites, Raising Sectarian Tensions

  • A resident of Baghdad's Sadr City district said discord among the country's feuding political leaders was creating ample opportunities for extremists to reignite the sectarian warfare that consumed Iraq a few years ago.

    Blasts Kill Scores of Shiites, Raising Sectarian Tensions

  • However, the ability of the Sadrists to deliver jobs and repair public infrastructure is being tested in traditional bastions of support such as Baghdad's impoverished slum of Sadr City.

    As Iraq Ignites, Cleric Seeks Gains

  • Reuters Civil defense personnel and other people gathered at the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district Thursday.

    Explosions Across Baghdad

  • Vice President Joe Biden, visiting Baghdad to mark the withdrawal and discuss the future U.S. role here, said at a meeting of American and Iraqi officials that the U.S. will provide security assistance at Baghdad's request.

    U.S., Iraq Discuss Future Role for Troops

  • In the Sunni bastion of Adhamiya on Baghdad's northwestern side, residents complained about excessive checkpoints and protective walls, relics of the U.S. troop surge in 2008.

    U.S. Closes Its Mission on Uncertain Note

  • In Baghdad's commercial district of Karrada, police and army officials are stopping and questioning pedestrians.

    Iraqi Crowds Air Grievances

  • For now, foreign companies hoping to be paid for their Kurdish output remain subject to Baghdad's whim: The central government controls oil export receipts.

    Iraq Tensions Cloud Hayward's New Path

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