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Iraqi lawmakers have passed one of the most politically charged annual budgets in recent memory. In what is seen as a move to lock in votes from a broad spectrum of Iraqi ethnic groups opposed to Kurdish separatism, Baghdad's latest budget saw the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) take ...
Turkish forces have had a presence in Iraqi Kurdistan since the mid-1990s, with an estimated 2,000 special forces and intelligence offers having been deployed in the capital city of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and other cities since 1998. Cooperation with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has ... Turkey military Kurdistan Arab

The Turkish military has established three new bases in the Kani Rash and Hakurk areas in Iraqi Kurdistan, it said. ... In this context, the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party confirmed that the Turkish message to the Iraqi government on Sinjar and Qandil mountains is very clear and that ... Army
A flight March 19 from Dubai to Erbil was the first non-hajj-related international traffic the area has seen since the central government in Baghdad tightened its grip on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following the latter's independence referendum Sept. 25. Iraqi Kurdistan is ...
A delegation from the Iraqi federal government arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan's capital to discuss an emergency financial agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday, local media reported, citing an informed source. The KRG has been under financial strain ever since it lost control of ...

The government of Iraq closed the Kurdistan Region's airports on Sept. 29 in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum. Last month, Baghdad extended the ban on the airports until May, although Abadi has since granted permission for flights to the umrah in Saudi Arabia, in addition to signaling that a ...
... victory over ISIL - was passed by parliament on Saturday evening despite a boycott by Kurdish MPs angry at the diminished share for Iraqi Kurdistan. ... The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has traditionally received 17 per cent of the national budget since the fall of former dictator Saddam ...
A Dana Gas facility in Iraqi Kurdistan. The company settled a legal battle with the Kurdistan government last year helping it to swing to profit in 2017. ... The shipments are part of the Gas Production Enhancement Agreement signed in September 2014 with the Egyptian government, a mechanism to restart ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Kurdistan Region has said it maintains full control over its border crossings, months after Baghdad demanded the handover ... He revealed that revenues from operations at those crossings still go to the region's government despite progress made in negotiations for the joint ...
Under the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), the small pocket of Iraqi Kurdistan had been described as a 'haven of religious tolerance and relative safety' and a 'sanctuary' for refugees. Even Turkey has normalised its relations with the KRG, and is now its top external trading partner. Yet, as the region ...
I ran and northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government hope to increase cross-border trade volumes by increasing the number of border crossings between them, KRG local officials have been quoted by state-run news agency of the Turkish government Anadolu Agency as saying. According to Aballah ...
The Iraqi Kurdistan region witnessed during the past decade remarkable economic development in wake of the 2003 collapse of the former regime in Baghdad. ... This culminated with the Iraqi federal government's decision in 2014 to completely cut Kurdistan's share of the annual budget, said the regional ...
Despite the efforts by the leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan to maintain peaceful relations with the government of Iraq, Iraq continues to punish the Kurds for desiring to exercise their right to self-determination. Relations between the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi federal government have ...
Several media outlets have been blocked during and after the referendum in the Kurdistan region to secede from Iraq and especially during the follow up military campaign by the Iraqi central government to regain control over Karkuk and other areas controlled by Kurdish forces. Turkey and Iran also closed ...
A security guard is seen at the Iran-Iraq border crossing of Haji Omran on Jan. 3, 2018, one day after two border posts were reopened between Iraqi Kurdistan and the Islamic republic. AFP file photo. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Iraqi government has shut border crossings of Sheikh Saleh and Shushme ...
Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said that "any incursion or uninvited military action from any country within the territory of Iraq is a violation of sovereignty and an unacceptable hostile act." Hadithi also denied Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's claim of a security meeting between ... Iraqi Kurdistan

For three years now the KRG has struggled to pay the salaries of its more than one million government employees. The high number of Kurds receiving a government salary -- nearly a quarter of the population -- has in the past dampened popular discontent towards the autonomous region's leadership.
Anti-Baghdad sentiments run high in the Iraqi Kurdistan region after the government imposed the air blockade in September. ... Iraq has extended by three months a ban on international flights to the autonomous Kurdish region, a senior official at Irbil airport in the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan said on Monday.
Masrour Barzani, the son of former Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani, talks about the Kurds' thinking behind the Sept. ... Masrour Barzani, the head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region's Security Council, casts his vote during the Kurds' independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq, Sept.
The referendum and government backlash have also revealed deep divisions among the Kurdish political parties and increased them. ... Turkey, which had excellent relations with the KRG and the Barzani family, and is the primary investor in Iraqi Kurdistan, denounced the referendum as a "terrible ...
I ran and northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government hope to increase cross-border trade volumes by increasing the number of border crossings between them, KRG local officials have been quoted by state-run news agency of the Turkish government Anadolu Agency as saying. According to Aballah ...
The Kurdish Rojava authorities want the Syrian army on the border [with Turkey] but they don't accept [pro-government] forces into Afrin,” he explained. ... the KRG has been maintaining a fine balancing act with Ankara over the presence of PKK positions in the rugged Qandil Mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan.
A Kurdistan delegation headed by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with a delegation from Rosneft Company in St. ... “In terms of Iraqi Kurdistan, we are obviously moving forward on the projects, and we are actually quite excited about that opportunity,” Pavel Fyodorov, the ...
On January 25 the website's team observed the Maltese-flagged Mabrouk tanker set sail from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) oil terminal at the ... The port of Dortyol has been used in the past as the export point for crude oil extracted from the Shaikan field in Iraqi Kurdistan, from where the cargo is ...
... that were strengthened when the two countries took a common position against the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) referendum for independence in September. ... Cavusoglu was also the first senior Turkish official to visit Iraq after the government declared victory against Daesh in December.
Despite the efforts by the leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan to maintain peaceful relations with the government of Iraq, Iraq continues to punish the Kurds for desiring to exercise their right to self-determination. Relations between the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi federal government have ...
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that the US supports “a stable and viable Iraqi Kurdistan Region,” as the two leaders met in Kuwait at an international conference on funding Iraqi reconstruction, State Department ...
After 26 years of governing oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan, the region's two main political parties are on the verge of economic and political bankruptcy. While officials of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) live in luxurious houses with 24/7 electricity, the majority of ...
Several media outlets have been blocked during and after the referendum in the Kurdistan region to secede from Iraq and especially during the follow up military campaign by the Iraqi central government to regain control over Karkuk and other areas controlled by Kurdish forces. Turkey and Iran also closed ...
... have arrested 21 people in hunt for a suspected Kurdish smuggle network accused of trafficking hundreds of Kurds from the Iraqi Kurdistan into the UK. ... of the Iraqi government began to immigrate to Europe as part of wider migration flows from the Middle East and North Africa since at least early 2014.
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, ...
25 independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan. “We cannot tolerate the fact that some counterrevolutionary groups use the Kurdish lands to kill our soldiers and citizens, [then] return to the areas under the [Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG)] control and claim responsibility with audacity in interviews ...
A security guard is seen at the Iran-Iraq border crossing of Haji Omran on Jan. 3, 2018, one day after two border posts were reopened between Iraqi Kurdistan and the Islamic republic. AFP file photo. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Iraqi government has shut border crossings of Sheikh Saleh and Shushme ...
SULAIMANI – Turkish army has entered seven kilometers into the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, authorities and villagers said, staging hostilities in an area on the border with Turkey. ... Authorities said they have informed the government that the Turkish army has crossed the border of the Kurdistan Region.
Inside a container that served as his home in the Debaga refugee camp outside Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, Ahmed Qusai scooped up his son from a mattress ... He also worked for years as a protector of both oil and gas in Iraqi Kurdistan for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) during the late 1990s and ...
The Kurdistan Regional Government eventually offered him a job in Erbil, about 225 miles north of Baghdad. For a history buff, Kurdistan was a dream. He could hear swords ringing on grassy fields where ancient armies collided. He ran his hands along the ramparts of forgotten fortresses and felt the ...
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 way to be ...
... his ink-stained finger after voting in Kurdistan's legislative election at a polling station in the northern Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, Sept. ... As Iraq heads for parliamentary elections on May 12, the rift between the opposition and other forces governing the Kurdistan Regional Government ...
... a mediator between the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi central government. The Islamic Republic of Iran has played and will play this role between Erbil and Baghdad within the framework of the Iraqi constitution. Our mediation will have a result in a near future and the people of the Iraqi Kurdistan will benefit ...
The reporter and crew got visas from the Kurdish government, however it only allowed them to enter from the Baghdad airport. The crew reached the Sabiha airport in Istanbul, and waited for their internal flight to Chernak airport. On board, the Al Arabiya reporter met several Kurdish people who take the ...
The security of Iraqi Kurdistan is of high significance for us,” Iranian state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Larijani as saying in his ... In response to the KRG independence referendum and after a call by the Iraqi government, Iran had temporarily closed down its three official border ...
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 ...
He was referring to the Abadi government's continued refusal to pay wages to the employees of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. It was actually Maliki who introduced the pay sanction during his tenure as prime minister over an oil dispute. Barzani's KDP has changed its discourse toward Maliki since the latter ...
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 ...
In our 2018 Annual Forecast, we wrote that growing political divisions in Iraqi Kurdistan would undermine the autonomous region in negotiations with Iraq's federal government. Discord in the Kurdistan Regional Government, along with mounting financial strain, could work to Baghdad's advantage as the ...
However, in a rare display of unity between President Hassan Rouhani and hardliners, Iran backed the Iraqi government's diplomatic and military move against Iraqi Kurdistan. This led to the Iraq army and IRGC-backed Shia militias rapidly recapturing most territories gained by Iraq's Kurds since 2003.
"We would like Russia to help the KRG settle its dispute with the Iraqi federal government peacefully and diplomatically, based on the constitution. The KRG considers the Russian government to be a friend of Iraqi Kurdistan and the Middle East, so we believe they can help us end this crisis, and prevent ...
Another consequence is that, according to recent reports the crime rate is going up in Iraqi Kurdistan. Iraqi Prime Minster Haider al-Abadi has recently stated that his government is willing to pay the Kurdish salaries; the KRG has welcomed the call and said that doing so requires the Iraqi government to pay ...
Italian prosecutors allege that Krekar is behind Rawti Shax, a European network aimed at violently overthrowing the government in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and ... Krekar founded the now-defunct Ansar al-Islam insurgent group of Sunni Kurds, which aimed to install an Islamic caliphate in Iraqi Kurdistan.


 

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