Iraq budget moves toward passage

A worker checks the valve gears of pipes linked to oil tanks at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, which is run by state-owned pipeline company Botas. (UMIT BEKTAS/Reuters)

Despite some spending cuts, MPs across the political spectrum criticize the budget for its unrealistic expectations, but also expect it to pass.

  • Q&A: PKK spokesperson Zagros Hiwa

    PKK spokesperson Zagros Hiwa stands in a cemetery of hundreds of PKK fighters in the Qandil mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan on Nov. 6, 2014. (DANIEL W. SMITH/Iraq Oil Report)

    The PKK does not intend to make further attacks on the pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to Turkey's Ceyhan port, though other Turkish infrastructure remains in the crosshairs.

  • Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

    Adil Abd al-Mahdi OPEC 6-2015

    On the sidelines of OPEC meetings, Abd al-Mahdi discusses Iraq's record exports, oil company payments, the relationship with Kurdistan, and new projects on the horizon.