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The rockets targeted the site of Halliburton in the Burjesia area in the oil-rich Basra province early on Monday. No casualties were reported.

The new field would in theory dwarf the Bahrain Field, the country's only other oil field, which contains several hundred million barrels.

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

Hadani Ditmars

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

Blog: Trade deals are tricky things, and the only thing worse than being an enemy of the US is being a former ally, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Will Chakib Khelil replace Bouteflika as Algerian president?

Othman Lahyani

Will Chakib Khelil replace Bouteflika as Algerian president?

Analysis: As President Bouteflika's health deteriorates, the establishment is worried he may not be able to serve the remainder of his term. The ...

Oil: the central reason for the Iraq invasion

Said Arikat

Oil: the central reason for the Iraq invasion

Analysis: Twelve years ago, invading US forces overthrew the Baath regime. Whatever pretexts were given at the time, the central reason was oil, ...

Massinissa Benlakehal

Shale gas protesters defy Algiers' iron grip

A rare sign of dissent has gripped Algeria, from the Mediterranean to the Sahara, as thousands march against the government's pursuit for shale gas.

George Joffé

Fracking won't fix Algeria's oil woes

Analysis: With a fast-growing population and depleting oil and gas reserves, Algiers believes fracking will save the day. But protests against ...

Vijay Prashad

Those American boots. That Iraqi soil

US public opinion on Iraq is changing. And the death of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig might put more pressure on Obama to do what some in the ...

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