Record temperatures and pending deals inflame Iraq's power woes

World Aug 4, 2020

Record temperatures and pending deals inflame Iraq's power woes

In Iraq’s oil-rich south, the scorching summer months pose painful new choices in the age of the coronavirus: stay at home in the sweltering heat with electricity cut off for hours, or go out and risk the virus. This is Zain al-Abidin’s predicament. A resident ...

World Mar 19, 2020

Iraq faces calamity as oil prices crash amid protests and coronavirus crisis

Between plummeting oil prices, political deadlock and reduced global appetite for a bailout, Iraq is on the cusp of financial calamity that could force austerity measures and renew anti-government protests. But officials appear remarkably optimistic, a view that experts described as being "in denial" given ...

U.S. Senate votes to restrain Trump on Iran but faces his veto

World / Politics Feb 14, 2020

U.S. Senate votes to restrain Trump on Iran but faces his veto

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, sharply rebuking his foreign policy despite a week earlier acquitting him in his impeachment trial. Eight senators of Trump's Republican Party, which enjoys a majority, bucked their leadership to join Democrats ...