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IRBIL: Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan said Tuesday they had detained some 4,000 suspected members of the Daesh group, including foreigners, in recent years. They include around 1,000 jihadists who surrendered during the battle for Hawija, the last Daesh urban stronghold in Iraq until its fall late last year, ...
Int'l press body condemns media violations in Iraqi Kurdistan ... Brussels, Feb 6 (KUNA) -- The International Federation Of Journalists (IFJ) denounced Tuesday the multiple media freedom violations in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The IFJ, in a press release, referred to the 2017 annual report of media ...

ARBIL, Iraq - Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan said Tuesday they had detained some 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group, including foreigners, in recent years. They include around 1,000 jihadis who surrendered during the battle for Hawija, the last IS urban stronghold in Iraq until its ...
The independence vote heralded political and economic disaster. Existential uncertainty now faces the region's oil sector. When he proceeded with the independence referendum in September, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq's president Massoud Barzani misread the post-Islamic State moment, alienated ...
The Mar Mattai monastery clings to the side of a steep mountain, and on a clear day a visitor can stand against its fortresslike walls and discern far below the winsome farmlands of Upper Mesopotamia. Here, in the cradle of civilization, the building is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world.
Moscow, January 27. /TASS/. Iraq's government and authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan, officially Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, show resolve in seeking a mutually acceptable solution to the crisis, Iraq's Ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi said in an interview with TASS. "I think the issue is on its ...

Four months on from the referendum which they had hoped would be a foundation stone for the building of statehood, Iraq's Kurds are demoralized and facing an increasingly uncertain future. The loss of Kirkuk to the Iraqi Army and its Shia militia allies halved the Kurdish regional government's revenues ...
steel factories that are active in Iraqi Kurdistan Region -- with the operation of this project and investment -- will bring raw material from Iran to the ... investors to announce this news, but also wanted to break the news myself about the project which will serve the economic interests of Iraqi Kurdistan. Isfandi ...
On board, the Al Arabiya reporter met several Kurdish people who take the same trip every time they want to visit their home country. (Reuters). Rola al-Khatib, Al Arabiya.net - Kurdistan Monday, 22 January 2018. Text size A A A. Due to a ban imposed by Iraq banning all international flights to and from ...
Larijani: Security of Iraqi Kurdistan is of high significance for Iran. By Rudaw 12 hours ago. KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani (left) discussed Erbil-Tehran relations and recent signs of development of dialogue between Erbil and the Iraqi government with Ali Larijani, the speaker of the Iran's parliament on January 21, ...
According to a report by the president's official website, he underlined that the Iraqi Kurdistan Region is an important part of that country, adding it plays a key role in reinforcing stability and security in Iraq. "Stability and security are a prelude to development and welfare, and this stability and security should ...
In mid-December, at least five people were killed by security forces during anti-government protests in Iraqi Kurdistan. The leading opposition political party, Gorran, responded to the crackdown by withdrawing its ministers from the government. In an email interview, Hannes Cerny, a visiting professor at the ...
Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, extended the vote to areas known as the disputed territories -- borderlands between Kurdish and Arab Iraq that are claimed by both sides and prized for their oil. The Baghdad government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi objected in particular to ...
A source in the KRG told Sputnik they would like Russia to help solve the crisis diplomatically, by potentially serving as a mediator to facilitate and catalyze bilateral reconciliation negotiations between Iraqi Kurdistan and Baghdad. "We would like Russia to help the KRG settle its dispute with the Iraqi federal ...
In the September referendum, Iraqi Kurds enthusiastically seized the rope that was supposed to haul them up into a new era of independence. But the rope turned out to be slippery. Within days of the overwhelming vote in favour of statehood the Iraqi Kurdish region was floundering--the long-held ...
I ran announced reopening the two border crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Tuesday. "Tamarchin (also known as Haj Omran) between Iran's West Azarbaijan Province and the Iraqi Kurdistan's Erbil, and Parvizkhan between Iran's Kermanshah Province and the Iraqi Kurdistan's Sulaymaniyah ...
Iran previously imposed a fuel embargo on the autonomous region, banning the trade of fuel products -- in terms of both imports and exports -- with Iraqi Kurdistan and shut down the crossings at Haji Omeran, Parviz-Khan and Bashmakh in October last year. The port in Bashmakh was re-opened several ...

More than 600 people have been detained in Iraqi Kurdistan since protests began last week over corruption and the fallout from a failed bid for independence.
Kurdish security forces riding in a vehicle as they chase down demonstrators in a street in the city of Raniya, 130 kilometres north of Sulaimaniyah, as protests against political corruption raged for a third day despite a clampdown by security forces after five people were killed. Shwan Mohammed / AFP.
(CNN) At least six people were killed and more than 70 injured Tuesday as anti-government protests erupted for a second straight day, said a provincial health director in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Five people died during demonstrations over unpaid civil servant salaries and rising tensions ...
With so much happening that was out of the ordinary it was a surprise to find something routine taking place. On 10 November, international oil companies operating in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) announced they had received their regular monthly payment for oil sales. So far so good. But the relief felt ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Oil prices peaked this week to a two-and-a-half year high due to what traders are calling tight market conditions with continued supply cuts by the Organization of the petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia coupled with supply disruptions in Libya and the North Sea.
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani "approved a project on reforms in systems of pension, salaries, endowments, grants and other privileges in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and then a copy of this decision be submitted to Kurdistan Parliament through the region's minister for parliamentary affairs in order for the ...
Iraqi authorities have extended the ban on international flights to and from the Kurdistan Region for two months, the Airport Director in Iraqi Kurdistan's capital Erbil announced yesterday. Talar Faiq Salih said that the transport ministry in Baghdad had sent a message signalling that the international flights ...
Iraqi authorities have extended through February an international flight ban slapped on the autonomous Kurdish region in response to a controversial independence vote, an airport official said Thursday. Baghdad severed Iraqi Kurdistan's air links to the outside world in late September after it voted ...
Violent protests eased Wednesday in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, but concerns remained that the crisis could grow as opposition politicians quit Parliament and the government cracked down on media accused of fomenting the unrest. The protests began mostly peacefully Monday over unpaid ...
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq: Five people were killed and dozens wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan Tuesday as security forces opened fire during clashes with protesters amid growing anger over a failed push for independence. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said later he would take action if any citizen were ...
Protesters took to the streets for the second time in as many days across semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday to show their displeasure at austerity in the region. Thousands of people, many of them teachers and civil servants, rallied to voice frustration at years of austerity measures and unpaid ...
[Tehran] Iran has reopened all its border crossings with Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, after their closure over a controversial independence vote. Bahram Ghassemi said the two frontier crossings of Haji Omran and Parwezkhan had been reopened, ...
With economic sanctions burdening Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish regional government (KRG) is working hard to resolve the crisis with all stakeholders. More than two months after the Kurdish Regional government (KRG) defiantly held a non-binding referendum for independence from Iraq, tensions ...
On September 25th, the semi-autonomous Kurds of Northern Iraq called a referendum for independence. Since ISIS was pushed from the ...
NATO May Withdraw Forces from Iraqi Kurdistan Region ... states including Slovenia may withdraw their forces from the Iraqi Kurdistan region, ...
The central bank of Iraq says that banks that do not comply will longer receive foreign currency from the Iraqi-controlled financial regulator.
An Iraqi Kurdistan energy official has told Sputnik about how the recent capture of the oil-rich Kirkuk region and escalated tensions over recent ...
In 2014, for example, ISIS attacked Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurds all around the Middle East fought side by side to defend Kurdish homelands ...
The war against the Islamic State concealed the Kurds' political and economic weaknesses. The loss of Kirkuk has made them impossible to ...
On Tuesday, these forces went as far as launching an offensive on fish-Khabur area on the Iraq-Turkey border, where Iraqi Kurdistan's most ...
The Kurdistan Regional government in a statement early on Wednesday offered to freeze the results of an earlier referendum on ...
Unlike Chevron and Exxon, BP has shunned working in Iraqi Kurdistan over nearly a decade of the region's oil-related disputes with Baghdad.
Crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan and the disputed areas flows through the Iraq-Turkey pipeline controlled by the Kurds. Another pipeline to Turkey ...
The spokesman of Iraq's state-sanctioned paramilitaries has issued a stern warning to Masoud Barzani while saying his fighters have no ...
Here in Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region, a friend recently overheard some of his countrymen discussing the prospect of an independent Iraqi ...
Medecins sans Frontieres teams run mobile clinics to provide medical care and treatment for internally displaced people affected by conflict.
Iranian concerns about the Trump administration's plans for Iraqi Kurdistan appear to be tempering Tehran's fury with Erbil over the Sept.
Baghdad (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are "preparing a major attack" on Kurdish forces in the ...
During the meeting, the Syrian President rejected any attempt by the regime in Iraqi Kurdistan to "undermine the sovereignty and territorial ...
Iraqi Kurdistan: A Regional Flashpoint SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned that Turkey would "soon" close its border crossing and airspace with Iraqi ...
As a longtime "friend of the Kurds" who made his first illegal attempt to enter Iraqi Kurdistan from Iran in 1974 with ABC News' Peter Jennings ...
In ruined Qaraqosh, once home to Iraq's largest Christian community, returning businessmen are beginning to rebuild, hoping to restore a ...


 

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