IRAQ

 

Iraq’s New Oil Minister Takes Charge

 

Iraq’s new oil minister, French-educated economist ‘Adil ‘Abd al-Mahdi, faces a daunting ‘in tray’. He has long-standing ties to key figures in the KRG leadership. These ties will be much needed to resolve an increasingly bitter export dispute.

 

Iraq’s newly appointed Prime Minister Haidar al-‘Abadi has named ‘Adil ‘Abd al-Mahdi as his new Oil Minister. Among his...