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Teargas filling the air as Kurdish government police dispersed a demonstration in Erbil, Iraq, March 25, 2018. When I was ten years old, my father came ... A wave of demonstrations against corruption and unpaid salaries swept through the cities of Iraqi Kurdistan last month. At one of that series of protests, ...
After years of misrule and repression, the people of Iraqi Kurdistan have had enough. In March 2018, protesters began taking to the streets to demand deep reforms from a government they can no longer tolerate. Led by teachers, university lecturers, doctors and the like, and including large numbers of ...

Normalizing relations between the Iraqi central government and Iraqi Kurdistan will take a new twist beginning in May when Iraq's top court starts ... Exxon Mobil, Dana Gas, Genel Energy, DNO and Russian Rosneft, saw their oil exported to Turkey, bypassing the central government's oversight in Baghdad.
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 another ...
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 reportedly ...
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 the ...

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 landlocked, ...
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 a ...
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 final ...
... 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 Hussein ...
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 the ...
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.


 

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