While Paris seeks to take a leading role in Iraq, its agenda is likely to prompt further geopolitical tensions for a country already stricken with regional competition.
Total suspends work on $20 billion gas project in northern Mozambique, saying it "can no longer operate in the Cabo Delgado province in a safe and efficient manner."
Hundreds of shaken survivors of the March 24 Daesh attack in Palma have streamed into the neighbouring town of Mueda and provincial capital Pemba, where they arrived via boat, foot and plane.
Militants have briefly seized a strategic port city on the eastern African coast, pushing foreign contractors to flee and creating chaos unseen for a long time.
Dozens of people are still unaccounted for following a deadly attack in Cabo Delgado province's Palma town even as thousands of survivors are being evacuated to provincial capital Pemba, sources say.
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Militant attacks in northern Mozambique have created a "worsening humanitarian crisis", the UN says, estimating that over half a million people had now fled their homes.
Iran says that France's oil giant Total SA has officially pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed US sanctions.
Some of the world's largest petroleum companies are investing in renewable energy. That's partly due to public concerns over climate change and uncertainty about the future. And amid all this, once high-paying jobs in oil are at risk.
French and Chinese investments since the easing of international sanctions last year means that Iran is now forecast to overtake Qatari gas exports by 2021.
With a 50.1 percent share, Total will invest an initial $1 billion in the South Pars offshore gas field as part of a consortium with Chinese and Iranian firms.
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