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After all but defeating the jihadists, Iraq’s army turns on the Kurds

The Economist - 2017-10-21 07:27
WHEN a leader loses half his realm and his government’s main source of revenue and shatters his people’s dreams of independence, all in a couple of days, an apology might seem in order. But Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, is not ...

Iran bans oil refinery products traffic with Iraqi Kurdistan: report

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
ANKARA,— Iran has banned the transportation of refined crude oil products by Iranian companies to and from Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the semi-official Tasnim news agency said on Friday, after Tehran vowed to stand by Baghdad following the region’s vote fo ...

Iran, Iraq hold exercises near Iraqi Kurdistan: Kurdish official

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iranian and Iraqi forces staged joint military exercises on Monday near the border with Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, a Kurdish official said, following tensions over the Kurds’ independence vote. Iraqi Kurds vo ...

Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote

Reuters - 2017-09-30 03:52
ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - The last international flight left Erbil airport on Friday as the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for an independence vote that has drawn widespread opposition from foreign powers. ...