News: 26-Nov-11

  1. World can’t do without Iran oil: Iran
    Iran’s oil and gas reserves are so vast they cannot be excluded from the world market as France is urging the West to do
  2. URGENT: Erosion of main pipeline stops Iraq’s oil exports through Turkey
    KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraq’s oil exports through the main oil pipeline, carrying Iraqi crude through Turkey, has stopped entirely,
  3. Condemnations for Basra explosions, UN representative
    BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: UN representative to Iraq Martin Kobler denounced today the explosions of Basra that led to tens of casualties.
  4. Iraq province sacks top officers after bombings
    BASRA, Iraq — The head of the Basra provincial council announced the firing of three top security officers on Friday, a day after a triple bombing in the provincial capital left 19 people dead.
  5. Bombs in Iraq market kill 19, wound scores
    (Reuters) – Three bombs exploded in a busy market in Iraq’s southern oil city of Basra on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and wounding 65.
  6. Iraq, Turkey end bans on flights, open skies to other country’s planes
    Baghdad (CNN) — Iraq and Turkey have agreed to allow flights between their countries, ending a mutual ban that began with a dispute about how an Iraqi government oil company owed millions of dollars to Turkey, Iraqi officials said Thursday.
  7. Saudi Snipers Target Anti-Discriminate Shia Protesters
    New footage to emerge from Saudi Arabia shows the kingdom’s snipers targeting anti-government protesters as part of a brutal crackdown on anti-regime uprising in the country.
  8. Bahrainis stage fresh protest rallies
    Thousands of Bahrainis have once again taken to the streets to demand an end to the rule of US-backed Al Khalifa dynasty, despite a heavy crackdown on anti-regime protests.
  9. EU to Weigh Iran Oil Embargo
    BRUSSELS—European Union officials will weigh next week a French-led effort to ban Iranian oil imports in what would mark an unprecedented step against the world’s third-largest oil exporter over its alleged nuclear-bomb program.
  10. Iran ‘arrests 12 CIA agents’
    Influential politician says US spies had been gathering intelligence on military units and nuclear activities

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