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Iraqi Kurds to End Parliament Boycott

The New Mail - 2017-11-19 01:54
Iraq’s Kurdish lawmakers are returning to Baghdad this week in an apparent end to their boycott of the national parliament, a senior Kurdish official said Thursday. The move is a… The post Iraqi Kurds to End Parliament Boycott appeared first on The New M ...

Iraq forces take two largest Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Iraq warns Kurdistan not to shut down Kirkuk oil flows KIRKUK,— Iraqi forces took control of the two largest oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk on Tuesday dealing a heavy blow to the finances of the autonomous Kurdistan government. Th ...

Israel’s Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
JERUSALEM,— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad’s army, Israeli officials say. Israel has been the only major power to endorse statehood for the Kurd ...

In Kurdistan we need change, not theatrics

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Srwa Abdulwahid | Ekurd.net Since the end of World War I, the Kurdish people have been a pawn in the hands of players in the Middle East chess game played so hard, and often so bloodily. Throughout these years, all we, Kurds, asked for was to be given a ...

Iraq and The Middle East Does Not Have to be a Jungle

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Prof. Jamal Ameen | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Over one hundred years ago, the international community with Briton, France and The United States of America in the driving seat, fancied leaving the entire nation of Kurds under the mercy of puppet states that ...

Iraqi Kurds feel ‘abandoned’ by the U.S. as Israel offers support

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Ariel Ben Solomon | Jewish News Service JNS While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly lobbies world leaders to protect the Kurds as they lose ground in Iraq, some activists and experts feel that the U.S. has sided with Iran in this regio ...

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces set a tight deadline Friday for Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area on the Turkish border that is critical for oil exports, a government source told AFP. The senior security source, asking not to be named, said Kurdish peshme ...

Iraq halts operation against Kurds, pushes on against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces Friday paused operations against the Kurds to allow for talks after clashes over a key border crossing, as Baghdad pushed on with a separate offensive against the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the 24-h ...

Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ISTANBUL,— Iraqi government forces on Tuesday took control of the key border crossing with Turkey in the Iraqi Kurdistan region after weeks of tensions between Baghdad and Erbil, the Turkish prime minister said. The border crossing “has been handed over ...

Iraqi Kurdistan was Never Ready for Statehood

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Denise Natali | Foreign Policy Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum on independence has made an already bad situation for the Kurds far worse. Instead of enhancing the Kurds’ political leverage and autonomy, it has squandered international goodwill toward them, ...

U.S. Senator John McCain’s fight on behalf of the Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Rizgar Khoshnaw | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Recently, I read many news articles about Senator John McCain and his fight for the rights of the Kurds. He has been very vocal and determined to fight for the Kurdish cause/rights in every possible way, but sadly ...

Iraq to probe disappearance of Arabs arrested by Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation after dozens of complaints from Arab families about relatives they say have not been heard from since their arrest by Kurdish forces. Kurds control an autonomous Kurdistan region ...

Iran Commands Mt. Shingal Heights – Saddam’s Key Scud Range

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Israel and the Kurds ponder the possibilities Kurdish officials have observed the presence of Ali Qarkarani in Sinjar (Mt. Shingal) [northwest Iraq]. Since the Iranian Popular Units or Hashd al-Shaabi, allied with th ...

Why US supports Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
Dr. Sherko Kirmanj — Ekurd.net The United States and Turkey have enjoyed close ties for a good part of the past eight decades. The relationship with the US has been Turkey’s most important exercise in foreign policy for its longstanding economic, militar ...

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for disputed Kirkuk oilfields

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
KIRKUK,— Iraq aims to double the output of oilfields in the northern province of Kirkuk retaken from the Kurds to one million barrels per day (bpd), Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi said Monday. “The priority is to resume oil exports from Kirkuk through the ...

Kurdistan says to respect Iraqi court decision banning secession

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they would accept a court decision prohibiting the region from seceding, signaling a new phase in efforts to restart stalled negotiations over its future. Iraq’s Kurds vote ...

Iranian General: Iraqi Kurdistan Referendum is Part of U.S. Plot

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute The Iranian government remains broadly antagonistic to the 25 September 2017 referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) calling for independence. In the wake of the vote—in which Kurds overwhelmingly voic ...

Iraqi Kurds back away from independence bid

CNN - 2017-11-16 21:29
The government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region has taken another step back from its failed bid for independence, accepting a national court ruling that its disputed referendum was unconstitutional. ...

Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

FOX News - 2017-11-16 20:19
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September. ...

Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdish delegate, urges U.S. to push Iraq deal

Washington Times - 2017-11-16 09:16
The Trump administration must do more to push a negotiated settlement between the Iraqi government and the country's Kurdish minority over a blocked Kurdish push for independence, the Iraqi Kurds' top representative in Washington said in an interview, war ...

Iraqi Kurds seek talks after federal court bars secession

FOX News - 2017-11-14 14:03
Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region says a federal court ruling that bars secession "must become a basis" for dialogue with the central government following September's divisive independence referendum. ...

L'Iraq purga 47 policies kurds i cessa 22 funcionaris a Kirkuk

KurdisCat - 2017-11-13 05:27
A més els ha requisat els vehicles i material policial. El decret de Bagdad congela els rangs i purga els agents. La decisió suposa una clara política de neteja ètnica doncs els agents policials kurds, els qui han plantat cara a l'Estat Islàmic en els any ...

Peshmerga Calls for Clarification on Use of US Weapons by PMF

BAS News - 2017-11-11 13:49
ERBIL — A Peshmerga official stated that the use of the US-provided weapons by the Iranian-backed militias (known as PMF) against Kurds has raised great concern, and the US needs to provide clarification on that. “The use of Abrams Tanks and how they hav ...
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