Middle East

Middle East

Bidding starts on Oman licensing round

14/12/2016

Bidding on Oman’s latest licensing round is under way, with four blocks up for grabs, the country’s oil ministry said today. The ministry is now using a digital system to enable bidders to access and evaluate information on the blocks –numbers 30, 31, 49 and 52 – over the internet.

Middle East

Iraqi leader predicts is collapse in Mosul

29/11/2016

Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi has said Islamic State fighters lack the courage to put up long-term resistance in Mosul as the fight for the country’s second-largest city looks set to extend well into 2017. “We have seen the whole organisation collapsing in terms of standing in the face of our own armed forces,” Mr al-Abadi said.

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