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Iraq's Kurdistan says to respect court decision banning secession

Iraq\'s Kurdistan says to respect court decision banning secession - Jerusalem Post

Iraq’s top court declares Kurdistan referendum unconstitutional

E-Kurd - 2017-11-27 18:08
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s top court on Monday declared the Kurdish north’s independence referendum in September to be unconstitutional, firing a new salvo in the political crisis with the autonomous region. The legal move marked the latest stage in the dispute be ...

Iraq orders private banks to close Kurdistan region branches

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s central bank has ordered private banks to close their branches in the Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a dollar sale ban, Iraqi banking sources said on Thursday. The central bank’s deadline expires on Nov. 14 and all banks must re ...

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 ...

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 ...