Iraq’s oil leaders signal cooperation

Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdulmahdi (third from left) and KRG Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami (second from right) on a panel with U.S. diplomats and oil industry leaders at the Atlantic Council's Energy and Economic Summit on Nov. 20, 2014. (Source: Adil Abdulmahdi)

In a rare joint appearance, the ministers of Iraq's dual oil industries expressed optimism that an interim export deal will lead to productive negotiations.

Basra negotiates Iran gas pipeline

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Basra

A bilateral gas pipeline deal between Basra province and Iran could circumvent Baghdad's energy sector authority and conflict with UN sanctions.