Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline says it is investigating after claims it hired state-employed doctors in Iraq as sales reps.
Iraq's oil exports were down in January to 69.1 million barrels, from 72.6 million, with revenue falling to $US7.07 billion from $US7.32 billion.
Bombs exploded in a market near a church in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing 35 people and wounding more than 50, the interior ministry said.
A disfigured Iraqi girl in need of urgent surgery abroad is being prevented from travelling because of red tape delaying her passport application.
Al-Qaeda linked militants in Syria are using brutal methods aimed at forcing the population in border areas into submission, analysts and activists say.