Another 90-day waiver allows for critical power purchases as Iraq tries to balance relations between rival powers.
Five months after leaving office, Abadi reflects on Iraq's political landscape and his successor's handling of energy sector priorities.
With an infusion of federal money under the newly enacted 2019 budget, the KRG is lifting austerity measures and returning to the days of financial dependence on Baghdad.
After Kurdistan abruptly stopped oil exports to Iran - and then quickly resumed them - the KRG's emissary to Tehran discusses bilateral relations in the age of renewed U.S. sanctions.
Baghdad and KRG leaders are pursuing renewed security cooperation to defuse tensions in disputed territories and combat a persistent insurgency.
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