Iraq’s federal government resumes paying salaries of Kurds frozen over secession vote

Teachers and civil servants protest in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, on October 7, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Iraq’s federal government has announced resumption of paying the salaries of Kurdish civil servants and Peshmerga security forces, which had been frozen in the wake of tensions between Baghdad government and Kurdish authorities over a non-binding Kurdish […]

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Baghdad extends Kurdistan international flight ban over independence referendum

Passengers are seen at Erbil Airport, in the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region, on September 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraqi authorities have extended for two more months an international flight ban on the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region amid tensions between the Baghdad government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the wake […]

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