Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, center, speaking to reporters o March 20, 2015, near Hamrin oil field, alongside Badr Organization head Hadi al-Amiri after the latter's force helped retake areas around the Ajil and Hamrin oil fields. (Source: Oil Ministry media office)

Iraq's top oil man talks about renegotiating oil contracts, addressing long-standing disputes with Kurdistan, and building infrastructure and boosting exports.

Deadly tribal conflicts hit southern Iraq

Members of Iraq's anti-terrorism unit for oil facility protection take their positions during a training exercise in Basra

Disputes between tribes in Basra and Missan turn violent as government security forces – spread thin by the fight against IS militants – struggle to restore order.