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Turkish officials alleged that the smear campaign consisted of “articles and comments showing Turkey aligned with various terrorist groups” – specifically, ... with – and profited from – was tied to alleged oil trade with ISIS through the abuse of a government exemption from doing business in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Under the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Iraqi Personal Status Law, which was used as an excuse to justify honor killings, was amended; as a result, the number of honor killings in Iraqi Kurdistan has significantly decreased. In addition, the Kurdish authorities outlawed forced marriages ...

... government and Iraqi Kurdistan will take a new twist beginning in May when Iraq's top court starts hearings on the issue with officials from both sides. ... is pushing back the Islamic State as it closed in on territory in Northern Iraq, around the Kirkuk oilfields, which lie outside of the official KRG territory.
More significantly still, hundreds of protesters also hit the streets in KDP-ruled towns like Erbil and Dahuk, undeterred by local authorities refusing to grant them permits. Anti-government protests are rare in KDP territory, where discontent is hardly ever expressed openly for fear of retribution. But that fear ...
The wave of detentions and assaults has sparked fear among local journalists and press freedom groups that Kurdish authorities will apply a heavy hand in the lead-up to elections. CPJ's Emergencies Response Team (ERT) has issued the following advisory for journalists working in the region. The fallout ...
“This step will contribute to safeguarding the security of Sinjar,” the official stressed. Last week, a representative of the Peshmerga, the Kurdish military forces in Iraqi Kurdistan, told Sputnik that claims by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) about having retreated from Sinjar were a ruse, despite a number of ...

First, and under Iranian protection, a delegation of Iraqi Kurdish officials visited Afrin in Syria in February, which is being held by Syrian Kurdish forces but besieged by Turkish troops. This raised eyebrows in Ankara, which supported the KRG until its independence bid. Second, Iraqi authorities lifted the air ...
That moment was believed to mark the first time a modern Iraqi leader has spoken in Kurdish, which, along with Arabic, is an official language of Iraq. ... independence referendum resulted in last fall's tensions with Baghdad and Tehran, another regional power that opposes an independent Iraqi Kurdistan.
Following Iran's help in putting down the Iraqi Kurds' push for independence, Iraq is expected to start supplying crude oil for the first time from the Kirkuk fields in Iraqi Kurdistan to a refinery in the Iranian city of Kermanshah. An Iraqi oil official said the initial shipments would start soon and would initially be ...
Sulaimaniyah (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Kurdistan's Sulaimaniyah airport on Tuesday sat on its first foreign flight since Baghdad lifted an embargo ... “The decision came after the local authorities in Kurdistan Region reciprocated to returning the federal authority to Erbil and Sulaimaniyah airports,” said a ...
The conversation marked the first such official communication between the two leaders and seemed to represent a US decision to include a more senior, political level ... The Vice-President told Abadi that he “was pleased to hear more about re-opening of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region's airports and the initial payment of some ...
Iraqi authorities have said they will end a six-month air blockade imposed on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the region's independence vote, which was not ... Kurdish authorities confirmed that airports in Iraqi Kurdistan will return to federal Iraqi control and would report to Baghdad's Interior Ministry.
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority would continue its management of the airport, probably with some engagement of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials. The government of Iraq closed the Kurdistan Region's airports on Sept. 29 in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum. Last month, Baghdad ...
Syrian Kurds capture two British Daesh militants — US officials. IRBIL: 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. The federal government in Baghdad first imposed the air ...
Masrour Barzani, the head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region's Security Council, casts his vote during the Kurds' independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq, Sept. ... Al-Monitor put these questions to Masrour Barzani, who is currently in Washington for meetings with senior Donald Trump administration officials, ...
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 ...
On Monday morning, Syria's official news agency SANA said pro-Assad “popular forces” would enter the Afrin enclave “within hours” to “bolster” local forces .... In a concession by Erbil to Tehran, KRG officials had approached various Kurdish-Iranian groups based in Iraqi Kurdistan asking that they pull back ...

The Iraqi Kurdistan region witnessed during the past decade remarkable economic development in wake of the 2003 collapse of the former regime in ... filed for bankruptcy amid a sharp rise in foreign debt that reached nearly 22 billion dollars, said parliamentary and semi-official sources from the region.
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 ...
ARBIL, IRAQ – Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan said Tuesday they had detained some 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group, ... who surrendered during the battle for Hawija, the last IS urban stronghold in Iraq until its fall late last year, Iraqi Kurdish official Dindar Zibari told reporters.
“According to our investigations, the Iraqi government, in coordination with Kurdistan Region officials has closed these borders. We were not informed of this in advance,” Kaywan Kashifi, the head of the Chamber of Conference in Kermanshah said, urging local businessmen to move their activities to Parviz-Khan and Sumar ...
Momentum built. By 2011 The New York Times put Iraqi Kurdistan on its annual list of places to go. National Geographic Traveler did the .... Visa rules for Kurdistan may change as Kurd and Iraqi authorities negotiate the results of the independence vote. For now, passport holders from the United States, ...
... Cavusoglu visited Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other high-ranking officials in order to discuss terror-related issues and work on strengthening bilateral ties. ... The foreign minister was invited by official invitation to Baghdad by his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.
Kurdistan to deploy Peshmerga to help Afrin against Turkey if possible, PUK official. By Rudaw 10 hours ago. Kurdish peshmerga fighters drive in convoy through Erbil after leaving a base in Kurdistan on October 28, 2014 on their way to Kobane, a city in Syrian Kurdistan. File photo: AFP/Safin Hamed. SULAIMANI ...
A local official in the Iraqi Kurdistan's Haj Omran district stated that no official decision has been taken to reopen Haj Omran border checkpoint, although Iranian authorities had previously declared that the gate would be reopened soon. Farznk Ahmed Lawka, mayor of Haj Omran District, refuted claims ...
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq: Demonstrators irate at the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan took to the streets for a fifth day Friday, demanding the release of more than ... drew stinging reprisals from the central government that have battered Iraqi Kurdistan's already flagging economy and fired anger over official graft.
Mr. Zarif, on the other hand, called for more help and support of Kurdistani officials to Iranian companies and firms. Also Barzani extended his deep gratitude for all the helps offered by the Islamic Republic of Iran to the people of Iraqi Kurdistan. He recounted that Iraqi Kurdistan is working on a new protocol ...
Over the past year, Kurdish authorities in Iraq abandoned their cautious strategy to achieve independence in the hope that American support would allow them ... Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, extended the vote to areas known as the disputed territories — borderlands between ...
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 ...
Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, and some other Iraqi Kurdistan region's officials were in the meeting accompanying Mr. Barzani. After expressing deep gratitude for all the helps offered by Iran, the PM of Iraqi Kurdistan reassured that KRG won't allow any threat against Iran to be posed from within ...
Setting aside its wrath over Iraqi Kurdistan's ill-fated referendum on ... An Iraqi Kurdish official told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that contacts ... that the Kurds allow federal government officials to monitor the Kurdistan ...
The official Iraqi television network would not deal with the Kurdistan Region as ... lawmaker in Baghdad last week warned the Kurdistan Region's authorities of ...
File photo shows a British military adviser instructs Kurdish Peshmerga fighters during a training session in Arbil. Photo: AFP/Getty Images.
Since then, federal Iraqi authorities in Baghdad have closed Iraqi Kurdistan's two airports to international traffic, pushed for control of land ...
“We have contacted the Iranian officials at the border gate. ... There are three official border crossings between the Kurdistan Region and Iran: ...
In 2014, for example, ISIS attacked Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurds all around the ... Before the referendum, Iranian officials argued that Iranian Kurds ...
Federal officials have told Arab News that the aim is to reach the ... Iran shut down its three official border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan last ...
Senior Kurdish official Hemin Hawrami accused the Popular ... up to 11 homes belonging to Kurdish families and officials of Kurdish political ...
... forward with a controversial referendum on independence in Iraqi Kurdistan is ... Kurdish authorities insisted on holding the Sept. ... so far is attributed by Kurdish security officials and analysts to the withdrawal of PUK forces.
Iraqi Kurdistan's referendum sparked a showdown with Baghdad, leaving Washington ... Meanwhile, a senior official in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ... was entering Kirkuk to hold talks with Iraqi Kurdish officials.
An Iraqi federal court has ordered the arrest of Kurdistan officials involved in overseeing a referendum last month on the region's independence ...
An Iraqi federal court has ordered the arrest of Kurdistan officials involved in overseeing a referendum last month on the region's independence ...
Kurdish authorities in Syria 'dedicated to unity' as neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan ... one of the highest-ranking officials in the Self-Administration governing Kurdish ... [Iraqi Kurdistan's leaders] insist on their nationalist tendencies.
27, two days after authorities in Erbil held a referendum on Kurdish independence, ... The government is also working on controlling official border ... to monitor accounts in Iraqi Kurdistan as well as accounts of officials there ...
Employees were asked in an official Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs memo not to ... lawmaker in Baghdad on Sunday warned the Kurdistan Region's authorities ...
Iraqi Kurdistan's referendum on independence has made an already ... and the replacement of their local leaders by KDP officials — a process ...
An adviser to Iraqi Kurdistan's President Kifah Sinjari has spoken to ... an official response from the Baghdad authorities," Sinjari told Sputnik.
Kurdish regional authorities have called for an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan on September 25. ... battle against the IS group and many Kurdish officials believe a referendum could increase Barzani's leverage ...
... will participate in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence vote — even though it ... the authorities in Baghdad and Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
CAIRO (Sputnik) — In June, the authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan announced that they ... According to the Iraqi official, disputes between the central ...


 

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