Iraq

Iraqi pipeline to send 1M bpd of Kirkuk oil to
Iraqi pipeline to send 1M bpd of Kirkuk oil to Turkey

Iraq's central government plans to replace the Iraqi section of the oil pipeline stretching from the Kirkuk province to...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Ethnic Struggle in Kirkuk
The Ethnic Struggle in Kirkuk

The first outcome of the invasion was the US-controlled destruction of civil and land registries in Kirkuk. Those who...

Thursday, November 23, 2017

KRG steps back We respect the court s decision
KRG steps back: “We respect the court’s decision”

On November 6, Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court issued a decision that the country’s constitution which indicates the Republic...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Turkey rushes aid groups to quake-hit Iraq
Turkey rushes aid groups to quake-hit Iraq

“Special thanks to Turkey, AFAD [Turkey's Disaster Management Agency] and Red Crescent for their quick response and...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Baghdad urges Peshmerga to withdraw to pre-2003 border
Baghdad urges Peshmerga to withdraw to pre-2003 border

Amid tensions between Baghdad and the KRG, the Iraqi central government called on Kurdish Peshmerga forces to withdraw to...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Barzani fails to survive after referendum
Barzani fails to survive after referendum

“As a Peshmerga, I will continue at the service of our people; I refuse to get any extension and will not continue in this...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Iraq suspends military operations in disputed regions
Iraq suspends military operations in disputed regions

On Saturday an Iraqi army officer confirmed that Iraqi federal forces have obtained 40 oil wells from the Kurdish...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Iraq PM referendum results must be entirely annulled
Iraq PM: referendum results must be “entirely annulled”

“We warned them [the KRG] not to hold the poll, but to no avail,” he said.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Barzani is losing political legitimacy
Barzani is losing political legitimacy

Speaking at a news conference party spokesman Shorsh Haji stated: “They have to resign from their posts. At the same time,...

Monday, October 23, 2017

KRG loses vital oil fields
KRG loses vital oil fields

Baghdad's recent re-capture of Kirkuk is estimated to cost the KRG some 300,000 barrels of oil per day.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Barzani loses power step by step
Barzani loses power step by step

“The court views Rasul’s statements as a kind of incitement against the Iraqi Armed Forces,” it added, noting that the...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What's Next For the KRG After the Loss of Kirkuk
What's Next For the KRG After the Loss of Kirkuk?

Being successful against Daesh, capturing Kirkuk within a day and being supported by regional and international actors,...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Disputed areas' after Kirkuk operation
'Disputed areas' after Kirkuk operation

Following the Iraqi Army's military operation in Kirkuk, further operations are expected in other "disputed areas."

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Iraq forces take control of Kirkuk
Iraq forces take control of Kirkuk

While no detailed information was provided, on Tuesday, a ministry spokesman announced that all oil fields and facilities...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Iraq forces in control of Kirkuk
Iraq forces in control of Kirkuk

All oil fields and facilities in Kirkuk province are now under the full control of the Iraqi central government.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kurdish referendum different voices in Iraq
Kurdish referendum: different voices in Iraq

Spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, Abdulstar Bayraqdar stated that “The Rusafa Investigation Court has issued an...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Baghdad any deal violating the Constitution will not be recognized
Baghdad: any deal violating the Constitution will not be recognized

Following calls from the KRG, on Saturday Barzani met with Allawi and al-Nujaifi in Sulaimaniyah for talks aimed at easing...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Military and Economic Measures tabled against the KRG
Military and Economic Measures tabled against the KRG

With the rights arising from the 1926 Treaty of Ankara, Turkey is expected to exercise pressure on the Iraqi central...

Friday, October 6, 2017

Iraq s first non-Arab President Jalal Talabani dies in Berlin
Iraq’s first non-Arab President Jalal Talabani dies in Berlin at 83

Ex-President was a key figure in the transitional governing council, which drafted the new Constitution of Iraq following...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What does the referendum in Northern Iraq mean for Turkey
What does the referendum in Northern Iraq mean for Turkey and the Middle East?

For Turkey, who accomplished a great deal in her fight against the PKK within domestic borders, it is unacceptable for...

Friday, September 29, 2017

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