India's Russian oil imports jump 50 times; now accounts for 10% of all...

Russian-origin crude accounted for 10% of India's total seaborne imports in April for 1st time. Russia overtook Saudi Arabia to become India's second-biggest supplier of oil behind Iraq. Govt had earlier said energy purchases from Russia remain minuscule in comparison to India's consumption.
#Russian #India #BusinessIndustrial #EnergyUtilities #OilGas


1 weeks ago

Emergency declared in Pakistan’s Punjab province as rapes become endemic

Emergency declared in Pakistan’s Punjab province as rapes become endemic. Punjab Home Minister Atta Tarar said that an increase in such incidents was a serious issue for society and government officials. Pakistan ranks 153rd out of 156 countries, just above Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan, on the Global Gender Gap Index 2021.
#AttaTarar #Pakistan #SensitiveSubjects #News


1 weeks ago

Mexico ready to 'open its doors to Julian Assange,' will ask Biden to look into case

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would hold talks with the US President Joe Biden to address the case of Julian Assange. The request to extradite Assange to the US was approved by the British government on June 17. The former is wanted there on charges of espionage, and leak of trove of confidential military documents from Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
#JulianAssange #British #Mexico #News #Politics #LawGovernment


1 weeks ago

4 ISIS terrorists killed in airstrike by Iraqi military; Group's leader in Anbar dead

Four ISIS terrorists were killed in an airstrike in western Iraq, including the group’s leader in Anbar Province, said the Iraqi military. The Iraqi military was acting on intelligence reports and attacked the truck carrying the ISIS group leader -- nicknamed Abu Mansour along with three other terrorists in a desert area near the town of Rutba.
#AbuMansour #ISIS #Iraqi #Anbar #SensitiveSubjects


1 weeks ago

Satyanshu Singh, director, scriptwriter: ‘If you stay in the race, you will win’

The first feature film that I wrote and directed, Chintu Ka Birthday, is set in Iraq with Bihari characters. A lot of quirks, dialect-related nuances, mannerisms, the family equation, and the warmth and idiosyncrasies that I observed while growing up in the small town of Munger in Bihar came into the film. Many of my projects have a connection with Bihar.
#SatyanshuSingh #ChintuKaBirthday #Bihari #Iraq #BooksLiterature


1 weeks ago

Turkey asserts Sweden & Finland's support to terror groups poses threat for...

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Finland and Sweden have provided terror groups with political, financial, and military support, posing a threat to Ankara and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He also claimed that his country recovered a large number of Swedish-made AT-4 anti-tank guns during its anti-terrorism operations in Iraq and Syria.
#HulusiAkar #NATO #Turkish #Swedish #Turkey #LawGovernment #Military


2 weeks ago

UK govt approves extradition of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange to US

Julian Assange is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to leak the classified defence information relating to America's Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He was ordered to be handed to the US authorities over criminal charges and 18 counts related to his media company's release of vast troves of confidential, sensitive, and classified US Army records.
#JulianAssange #WikiLeaks #America #LawGovernment #Government


2 weeks ago

Russia becomes India's second-biggest oil exporter, trade sources

Russia rose to become India's second biggest supplier of oil in May, pushing Saudi Arabia into third place but still behind Iraq which remains No. 1. In May Indian refiners received about 819,000 barrels per day (bpd) Russian oil, the highest thus far in any month. Western sanctions against Russia prompted many oil importers to shun trade with Moscow.
#Indian #Russian #Russia #BusinessIndustrial #EnergyUtilities #OilGas


2 weeks ago

Kurdistan Region records first Congo fever death; urges citizens to follow...

The Kurdistan Region registered the first fatality from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever on June 11. A 27-year-old school teacher from Khalifan, Erbil province, died due to a fatal health condition. The disease has been an endemic in Iraq, of which the Kurdistan Region is an autonomous part, since 1979.
#Congo #CrimeanCongo #KurdistanRegion #Health


2 weeks ago

Gather Network wants to disrupt the ad-led business model of websites; here's how

Gather is a platform that allows publishers to monetise without ads. Reggie Raghav Jerath started his career in Oil and Gas, where he was managing a couple of bases in and out of Iraq. Jerath realised the problem with the traditional advertising model. “Blockchain is changing how we see the future,” Jerath said.
#ReggieRaghavJerath #GatherNetwork #Iraq #BusinessIndustrial


2 weeks ago

Nearly $700 Million Stolen from Iraq State Banks: Anti-corruption Commission

Nearly $700 million in public funds has been misappropriated from state-run banks in Iraq, an anti-corruption commission says. A total of 926 billion Iraqi dinars ($697 million) went missing due to “forgery, embezzlement, manipulation, money laundering (and) abuse of position” The alleged fraud took place at a branch of Maysan province’s agricultural bank, as well as four branches of Rasheed Bank in Baghdad.
#AnticorruptionCommission #Iraqi #Iraq #LawGovernment


3 weeks ago

#BoycottIndiaProducts calls grow in Gulf nations amid Prophet remark row

#BoycottIndiaProducts and #Stopinsulting_ProphetMuhammad are trending on Twitter and Facebook in several Gulf countries. Malaysia, Iraq and Libya joined more than a dozen Muslim nations in condemning the controversial comments by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and now-expelled leader Naveen Kumar Jindal.
#NupurSharma #BJP #Muslim #Gulf #News #Politics


3 weeks ago

Iraq, Libya, Malaysia Join Over a Dozen Muslim Countries in Condemning...

Iraq, Libya, Malaysia and Turkiye have joined over a dozen Muslim countries in condemning the controversial remarks made by now-suspended and expelled BJP leaders against Prophet Mohammad. The Iraqi statement said that “these abuses, malicious and disgraceful acts will have serious repercussions and, if not contained, may lead to dire consequences.
#Mohammad #BJP #Muslim #Iraqi #Iraq #News


3 weeks ago

Iraq: British man gets 15 years in prison over smuggling artifacts

Retired geologist Jim Fitton sentenced to 15 years in prison for smuggling artifacts. German national tried with Fitton found not to have criminal intent in the case. Fitton and Volker Waldman were arrested in Baghdad airport on March 20. They had been part of a tourism expedition across Iraq's ancient sites.
#JimFitton #British #German #Iraq #SensitiveSubjects #LawGovernment #PublicSafety


3 weeks ago