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Still in his mid-twenties, Abu Islam rose to become the ISIS "emir" of Iraq's oil-rich province of Kirkuk. Abu Islam's capture, in October, was one of the most important in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State.
At a press conference on Wednesday in Kirkuk, Governor Najmaldin Karim rebuts objections to his decision to raise the Kurdish flag in the province.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Five people died when two explosive devices planted by Islamic State militants exploded near civilians fleeing Kirkuk province, according to DPA. The agency quoted Anwar al-Assi, chief of the Ebeid tribes of Iraq, saying five ...
Kirkuk Mayor Kamil Salayi told Rudaw the Kurdish Brotherhood faction, which has 26 of the 41 council seats, plans to put the controversial question to a vote to generate a lawful base for the decision to raise Kurdish flags in the disputed oil rich ...
"The Mission cautions against any unilateral steps that might jeopardize harmony and peaceful coexistence among many ethnic and religious groups that rightly call Kirkuk their home and want to live and work together in the post-Daesh [ISIS] period ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The decision to hoist the Kurdish flag at official places in Kirkuk province will have a destabilizing impact on the political process in Iraq and harm reconciliation efforts in the country, says the spokesperson of the ...
In Kirkuk, UNHCR protection teams also work towards identifying separated children including some in Laylan camp whose parents are in Daquq and Nazrawa camps.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - The Kurdish flag has been officially raised by the provincial government alongside the Iraqi one in the province of Kirkuk. "Today, the Kurdish flag will be raised alongside the Iraqi flag," Kirkuk governor Najmaldin Karim ...
Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi forces have enlisted hundreds of Kurdish people in Halabja, according to a recent recruit.
As the Kurdish political dispute rises up, a military force from the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) seized the Kirkuk oil field and stopped the oil flows in order to ...
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says Kirkuk governorate decision to use KRG flag in official business may harm stability in Iraq - Anadolu Agency.
Reacting to the movement of Zerivani and Force 80 (KDP) peshmerga into Western Kirkuk and Makhmur, Iraqi Council of Representatives MP, Muhamad Usman of the PUK urged the KDP to recall its forces "immediately," adding that "any party that turns to ...
The closer we get to the end of the Mosul offensive, the more the people of Kurdistan and Kirkuk are becoming hesitant regarding the issue of Hawija.
The closer we get to the end of the Mosul offensive, the more the people of Kurdistan and Kirkuk are becoming hesitant regarding the issue of Hawija.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Provincial Council expects to hold a session on Sunday to decide on raising Kurdistan national flag next to the Iraqi flag on all government buildings in Kirkuk. The Governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, has ...
Since repeated IS group attacks on Iraq's federal export pipeline put the line permanently out of action three years ago, NOC has been sending limited volumes of crude from Kirkuk and smaller northern Iraqi fields for export through the KRG's pipeline ...
In January, it was reported that IS militants burned alive an Iraqi mother and her four children after they were caught trying to flee from Kirkuk. That family was also discovered on the road between al-Riyadh and Hamreen Mountains. The four children ...
A confidential source told BasNews that PKK has deployed about 70 guerrillas to Kirkuk over the past two days. The source noted that a number of those guerrillas may have been sent to Makhmour, southeast of Erbil where PKK has established a military ...
car bomb kills 8, wounds dozens in Iraq's Tikrit city. The car was parked in al-Atibaa Street in downtown Tikrit, which is often crowded as it has many clinics.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kirkuk province has officially decided that alongside Arabic language, Kurdish should also be used in letters being issued by the city's apparatus and the Kurdish flag has to be flown across the city's governmental institutions.
Islamic State militants have burned to death nine civilians, including children, for attempting to escape the group's strongholds southwest of the province.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi police forces announced on Wednesday seizing three explosive belts southwest of Kirkuk.
Beirut, Lebanon (3:13 P.M.) - Nine civilians, including children, were burned alive by ISIS on charges of "abandoning the land of the caliphate".
In what appears to be an unwritten agreement between Baghdad, Erbil and the US, the Iraqi government agreed to accept peshmerga forces to remain in vast areas in Nineveh Plains and Kirkuk province in return for Kurdish support and active participation ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed three civilians late Monday in Kirkuk over charges of collaboration with security forces as the security campaign mounts against the extremist group.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Iraqi Oil Ministry says it is not aware of any agreement between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan to end disputes over oil production and exports from Kirkuk fields, a day after the PUK ...
Therefore, we call upon the president of Kurdistan to try to attempt and engage in serious work to liberate it as soon as possible.
"Kirkuk is so high risk already that the foreign investors, of course, have to have an enormous appetite for risk to invest there," said Kirk Sowell, the principal for Utica Risk Services, a week after Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) forces seized ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Iraqi Oil Ministry says it is not aware of any agreement between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan to end disputes over oil production and exports from Kirkuk fields, a day after the PUK ...
Deep-rooted differences over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil policy were highlighted last week when members of the opposition Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK) stormed a ...
An armed faction of the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) political party has withdrawn from key energy sites in Kirkuk, signaling at least a temporary resolution to a crisis over the province's oil and gas resources.
The Kurdish group that controls Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields has agreed with Baghdad to keep crude flowing from the region to a Turkish export terminal on the Mediterranean.
The pipeline carries 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Kirkuk crude for export to world markets via Ceyhan, in Turkey. The PUK withdrew its threat to shut the pipeline after the Iraqi government decided to increase further the capacity of the Kirkuk oil ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Kirkuk Province informed that a police officer was killed in an armed attack, north of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Wednesday.
SULEIMANIYA, Iraq: The Kurdish group which controls Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields has reached an agreement with Baghdad to keep crude flowing from the region through a pipeline to a Turkish export terminal on the Mediterranean, a Kurdish official told ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State extremists executed late Monday eight civilians in the group's stronghold town of Hawija, Kirkuk, for helping fellow locals flee the region, sources said. A security source told Alsumaria News that the execution ...
An armed faction within the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) political party has seized a second key piece of Kirkuk-area energy infrastructure - further escalating a showdown over control of the province's oil and gas resources.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - For the first time in the southern Kurdish city of Kirkuk, men participated in a contest to be judged on who is the most handsome.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Authorities in Kirkuk province have run into a mass grave containing the bodies of Kurdish peshmerga troops, officials say.
On Thursday, peshmerga of the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) took control over the state-run North oil company (NOC) in Kirkuk. "Deployment of troops in Kirkuk is to show Baghdad, Kirkuk's oil is for the people of Kirkuk," said Aso Mamand, head of ...
On Thursday, peshmerga of the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) took control over the state-run North oil company (NOC) in Kirkuk. "Deployment of troops in Kirkuk is to show Baghdad, Kirkuk's oil is for the people of Kirkuk," said Aso Mamand, head of ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Kirkuk oil exports were disrupted on Thursday following the entry of Kurdish forces to the North oil company under the control of the Iraqi Oil Ministry.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 03, 2017, on page 5. Recommended. Related Articles.
Oil pumping from Iraq's Kirkuk fields resumes- shipping sources. Reuters News 02 March, 2017. Image for illustrative purposes.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have kidnapped 25 civilians for attempting to flee the group's strongholds in southwestern Kirkuk, a source said Thursday as refugees numbers continue to soar amid battles between the group and Iraqi troops.
Prominent among them is Dr. Najmaldin Karim, governor of Kirkuk province. Kurdistan24 met with the onetime neurosurgeon turned political leader in his native Kirkuk at the Kurdistan Regional government's diplomatic mission in the US capital. During ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - For the first time in the southern Kurdish city of Kirkuk, men participated in a contest to be judged on who is the most handsome.
"We have only one refinery in Kirkuk. It can refine 30,000 barrels a day and that includes kerosene but also gasoline and other fuels that are needed in the province.
Officials from Baghdad and Kirkuk jointly announced the establishment of a 2,500-tent camp in the province of Kirkuk with a commitment of providing 2,500 more tents in the future in anticipation of receiving a myriad of displaced Iraqis expected to ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Kurdistan Region's Department of Counter-terrorism on Saturday revealed they had foiled an Islamic State (IS) attack planned in western Kirkuk. In a statement, the Kurdistan Region Security Council's (KRSC) ...


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