Kirkuk

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

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

Independence put on hold
Independence put on hold

Amid the military operation conducted by the central Baghdad administration in Kirkuk, the KRG administration proposed on...

Wednesday, October 25, 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

After Kirkuk what's next
After Kirkuk, what's next?

As far as the current state of affairs is concerned, the consensus between Iran, the Iraqi federal government and Turkey...

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

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

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

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

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

Possible Civil War Scenarios in Iraq following the KRG Referendum
Possible Civil War Scenarios in Iraq following the KRG Referendum

The PYD stated that they would be ready to perform their duty at a possible conflict in Kirkuk, which clearly illustrates...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Two repercussions from KRG referendum
Two repercussions from KRG referendum

KRG officials will try to drive a wedge between Turkey and Iran by making the case that they do not pose a threat to...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kurdish referendum to engender further instability
Kurdish referendum to engender further instability

Barzani stated that “Baghdad has failed to provide alternative solutions,” so therefore “we will sit at a negotiating...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Independence Vote further destabilize Iraq s Domestic Politics
Independence Vote further destabilize Iraq’s Domestic Politics

The referendum on Kurdish regional independence will not be postponed unless Baghdad can offer an “alternative...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Iraqi parliament removes Kirkuk s governor from office
Iraqi parliament removes Kirkuk’s governor from office

Voting process initiated upon Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's request

Friday, September 15, 2017

Iraqi VP slams Kirkuk move to take part in region
Iraqi VP slams Kirkuk move to take part in region poll

Vice-President Osama al-Nujaifi calls plan to include Kirkuk in regional poll both ‘illegitimate’ and ‘unconstitutional'.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Iraq s Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll
Iraq’s Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll

Council announces decision at session boycotted by Turkmen, Arab members

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Iraqi MPs demand protection for Turkmen parts of Kirkuk
Iraqi MPs demand protection for Turkmen parts of Kirkuk

Turkmen lawmakers call on Iraq’s Interior Ministry to safeguard Turkmen areas of Kirkuk province

Monday, August 21, 2017

Iraqi court overrides Kirkuk council decision on flag
Iraqi court overrides Kirkuk council decision on flag

In March, Kirkuk provincial council voted in favor of raising Kurdish regional flag outside city’s public institutions

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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