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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional

November 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional

Officials of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cast their vote in a secession referendum at a hotel in Erbil on September 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has ruled Kurdistan’s controversial secession referendum as unconstitutional, saying the results of the vote are void. “The Federal Court issued the decision […]

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Iraqi central bank orders private banks to close branches in Kurdistan within week

November 9, 2017 1:54 am
Iraqi central bank orders private banks to close branches in Kurdistan within week

This file photo shows a view of the Bank of Baghdad in Iraq. The Central Bank of Iraq has ordered private banks to halt their branches’ operations in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales. According to Iraqi banking sources on Thursday, […]

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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court bans any secession after Kurdish crisis

November 6, 2017 12:13 am
Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court bans any secession after Kurdish crisis

Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court (file photo) Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has ruled that no region or province could secede from the homeland after an unconstitutional Kurdish referendum that ended in failure but brought the country to the brink of a new crisis.  The court said it took the decision on […]

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Iraq’s oil ministry warns oil companies against Kurdistan deals

October 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Iraq’s oil ministry warns oil companies against Kurdistan deals

An Iraqi oil employee checks pipelines at the Bai Hassan oil field, west of the multi-ethnic northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, on October 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraq’s oil ministry has cautioned oil companies against signing contracts with authorities in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region without its approval. “This department […]

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Kurdish region never wanted war with Iraqi army: Foreign Minister of Iraq’s ‭Kurdistan Regional Government Falah Mustafa Bakir

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Kurdish region never wanted war with Iraqi army: Foreign Minister of Iraq’s ‭Kurdistan Regional Government Falah Mustafa Bakir

Foreign Minister of Iraq’s ‭Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Falah Mustafa Bakir speaks during an interview in Washington on January 14, 2016. (Photo by AP) The regional foreign minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that the semi-autonomous region has never intended to engage in a confrontation with the […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan vote postponed as ‘civil war’ looms large

October 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Iraqi Kurdistan vote postponed as ‘civil war’ looms large

A banner bearing a portrait of Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani is seen as Iraqi forces advance towards Kirkuk on October 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to postpone the presidential and legislative elections in the northern semi-autonomous region amid spiraling tensions with the Baghdad […]

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Iraq’s Kurdistan leader Masoud Barzani says recent referendum won’t be in vain

October 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Iraq’s Kurdistan leader Masoud Barzani says recent referendum won’t be in vain

The president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Masoud Barzani, speaks at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, May 6, 2015. (Photo by AFP) The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan has said the independence vote recently held throughout the region won’t be in vain. On Tuesday, Masoud Barzani further vowed to […]

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Kurdish leaders reject Baghdad’s demand to cancel referendum results

October 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Kurdish leaders reject Baghdad’s demand to cancel referendum results

Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani (C) sits next to Iraqi President Fuad Masum during a ceremony at the airport in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah following the arrival of deceased former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani’s coffin on October 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kurdish leaders have dismissed the […]

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Kurdistan deploys tens of thousands of forces to oil-rich Kirkuk

October 13, 2017 1:48 pm
Kurdistan deploys tens of thousands of forces to oil-rich Kirkuk

A file photo of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has deployed tens of thousands of Peshmerga forces to the Kirkuk region amid tensions with the central government over a controversial secession referendum it held last month. Kurdish TV channel Rudaw cited the region’s Vice President Kosrat Rasul […]

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Russia, Iran, France warn Iraqi Kurds against repercussions of secession

September 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Russia, Iran, France warn Iraqi Kurds against repercussions of secession

Kurds celebrate to show their support for the independence referendum in Dohuk, Iraq, September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russia, Iran and France have warned that a controversial secession referendum held in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region could lead to further instability in the entire Middle East, a region already rife […]

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