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‘Turkey to intervene if Iraq’s sovereignty threatened’ – Middle East Monitor

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Iraq's Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters - 2017-08-29 23:13
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil-producing region of Kirkuk will vote in a referendum on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25, its provisional council decided on Tuesday, a move that could increase tension with Arab and Turkmen residents. ...

Three Trillion Dinar from Iraq’s Annual Budget Goes to Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-23 15:44
ERBIL — A huge amount of Iraq’s annual budget has been allocated to the Shi’ite Arab militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi since its formation back in 2014, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said. “Hashd al-Shaabi receives a total fund of three trilli ...

Massoud Barzani says Turkmens of Iraq’s Tal Afar loyal to Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani has said that most of Sunni Turkmen citizens in Nineveh’s Tal Afar in northwest Iraqi are loyal to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Barzani’s remarks on Wednesday to Saudi Arabic newspaper Al Haya ...

Baghdad wants Kurdistan to withdraw to pre-2003 borders, Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Baghdad wants Kurdistan Region to withdraw from Iraq’s disputed areas and return to pre-2003 borders between the autonomous region and Iraq, said Massoud Barzani, vowing that the Peshmerga will not retreat from any ...

Canada to Send Police Officers to Iraq’s Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-10 10:32
ERBIL — To ensure “stability in the region”, Canada has decided to send up to 20 police officers to Iraq’s Mosul after its liberation from Islamic State (IS). According to a press release by the Canadian government, the police officers will begin arrivin ...

Iran shells Iraq’s Kurdistan region, targets Kurdish rebels

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iranian artillery has shelled the Balakayati area of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Monday morning and according to local officials, one person has been wounded. The shelling began at 5:00 O’ Clock Monday morning, and ...