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Iraqi Kurds must give up on independence or go hungry - Erdogan - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-01-14 20:09
Russia now Iraqi Kurds' biggest source of funds, signals support for Kurdish independence - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-01-14 09:38
Pentagon says Iraqi train-and-equip mission could end if attacks on Kurds continueDefensenews - 2019-01-14 02:40
Iraqi Kurds gear up for elections - Times Of OmanTimesofoman - 2019-01-12 06:57
Anger among Iraqi Kurds as Syria adds Masrour Barzani to terror listAl Monitor - 2019-01-11 20:08
Pompeo Presses Iraqi Kurds to Maintain Dialogue With Central Government - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2019-01-10 18:49
Iraqi Kurds Rebuke Report Accusing Them of Torturing Islamic StateBreitbart - 2019-01-10 06:04
Iraqi security disperse Kurds celebrating Kurdistan flagKurdistan24 - 2019-01-10 00:19
Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi orders Kurdistan flags lowered in KirkukE-Kurd - 2019-01-09 21:02
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi ordered Wednesday that all Kurdistan flags used by Iraqi Kurds flying on buildings belonging to political parties in Kirkuk be lowered, according to a statement released by his office. Abdul Mahdi said that ...
9 Kurds had been given the post of Defense MinisterMinistry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-07 00:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Kurdish Officers in the Iraqi Army (1921-2003) This book is a compilation of the biographies of thousands of Kurdish Officers from 1921-2003 that have played a role in the establishment of Iraqi Army. Retired Major Gen ...
ANALYSIS: The troubled relationship between Iraqi nationals and Kurds - Al Arabiya EnglishAlarabiya - 2019-01-03 13:25
2019: Kurds Should Be ConfidentKurdistantribune - 2019-01-02 22:05
By Arian Mufid: Many of us Kurds were not sorry to leave the old year behind. In 2018 the nation awoke to the punishment and sanctions imposed by the Iraqi and Turkish military juntas as a result of the 2017 referendum. Kurdish politicians from the KDP an ...
'Goodbye Sykes-Picot': Twitter Heats Up as Iraqi Kurds Vote to Create New State - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2019-01-02 07:33
Iraqi Kurds hope Erdoğan will lift ban Sulaymaniyah flights after meeting Iraq president | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-01-01 07:44
Iraqi Kurds accept court decision to ban secession from Baghdad | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-01-01 03:29
No way will Kurds approve draft Iraqi budget: deputy speakerRûdaw - 2018-12-23 22:56
Parliament was supposed to give the budget a 2nd reading Monday ...
Iraqi Kurds' referendum plan a negotiating tactic, says official | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2018-12-23 14:45
Turkey urges Iraqi Kurds to call off referendum on independence – Lakeland ObserverLakelandobserver - 2018-12-23 14:45
Kurds to Have Representatives in Future Iraqi Federal Appeal CourtBAS News - 2018-12-22 23:28
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has decided to include a number of Kurdish representatives in the future Federal Appeal Court, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Earlier the day, the Kurdish factions in the Iraqi Council of Representatives ...
Report Says Iran Boosting Trade with Iraqi Kurds After U.S. Syria ExitBreitbart - 2018-12-22 02:39
92 percent of Iraqi Kurds voted in favor of independenceMarinecorpstimes - 2018-12-21 15:39
'It’s Never a Good Time for the Iraqi Kurds to Become Independent' - The AtlanticTheatlantic - 2018-12-20 23:25
Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence despite turmoil in regionIbtimes - 2018-12-20 19:47
Iraqi Kurds vote: Lack of foreign backing 'disappoints' - BBC NewsBBC - 2018-12-20 11:50
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Representative Of Iraqi Kurds Discuss Middle East -Moscow - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2018-12-18 14:01
Kirkuk: Two Students Arrested for Raising Kurdistan FlagBAS News - 2018-12-18 10:26
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested two Kurdish college students for organizing a gathering and raising the Kurdistan flag. On 17th December every year, Kurds celebrate the Kurdistan Flag Day to pay tribute to those who sacrificed thei ...
Iraqi Kurds' independence referendum has become a weapon for regional control - Iraq - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2018-12-15 00:57
Iraqi Kurds Want America as Their Divorce Lawyer – Foreign PolicyForeignpolicy - 2018-12-15 00:57
Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from BaghdadMilitarytimes - 2018-12-15 00:57
Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad - The Salt Lake TribuneSltrib - 2018-12-14 18:32
Saddam-era officer confesses to parading Kurds in cagesJewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-11 17:23
Iraqi authorities released a video of the confession of Jamal al-Mashadani, a Saddam Hussein-era intelligence officer who later became a senior member of the so-called Islamic State. ...
Iraqi Kurds to hold independence referendum in September - BBC NewsBBC - 2018-12-05 20:13
PUK accuses the Democratic Party of taking control of the Kurds share in the Iraqi governmentKurdiu - 2018-12-02 16:18
New Generation calls on Iraqi govt to reveal details on Kirkuk oil export deal with KurdsE-Kurd - 2018-11-25 11:46
BAGHDAD,— The New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) caucus in the Iraqi parliament called on the Iraqi government on Saturday to reveal the details of an agreement between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad to resume the export Kirkuk’s oil. “We support rest ...
KRG to Resume Sending Halabja Chemical Attack Survivors Abroad for TreatmentBAS News - 2018-11-22 23:42
ERBIL - The survivors of the Halabja chemical attack are expected to be sent abroad for treatment in a near future, an official said on Thursday. On March 16, 1988, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein killed some 5,000 Kurds in a chemical attack in Hala ...
Iraqi Kurds say upgrade raises oil pipeline capacity to 1 million bpd - FirstpostFirstpost - 2018-11-14 16:49
Kurds in Iraqi parl. seek united front on region’s budgetary rightsGulan Media - 2018-11-08 14:22
Kurds in Iraqi parl. seek united front on region’s budgetary rightsKurdistan24 - 2018-11-08 09:14
Iraqi Kurds say upgrade raises oil pipeline capacity to 1 million bpd | ReutersReuters - 2018-11-06 06:24
Iraqi Kurds say upgrade raises oil pipeline capacity to 1 million bpdYahoo - 2018-11-05 17:49
Iraqi Kurds say upgrade raises oil pipeline capacity to 1 million bpd - Business InsiderBusinessinsider - 2018-11-05 17:31
The ramifications of latest Iraqi Kurdistan voter fraud go beyond the electionE-Kurd - 2018-11-01 11:31
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute On September 30, 2018, Iraqi Kurds once again went to the polls to choose a regional parliament. Because citizens and officials lodged more than 1,000 complaints with regard to fraud, the Independent High Ele ...
Kirkuk: Kurds Hope New Iraqi Government will Stabilize Disputed AreasBAS News - 2018-10-26 01:20
ERBIL - Kurdish people in Kirkuk province have hoped that the new government of Iraq will normalize the situation in the disputed Kurdish city. Iraqi army and pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have entered the disputed areas since October, ...
Uphill battle to form Iraqi gov’t – Sunni bloc pulls out, KurdsRûdaw - 2018-10-24 21:16
Kurds to get four ministerial posts in new Iraqi government, Kurdish MP reveals postsKurdistan24 - 2018-10-24 20:58
Masrour Barzani: Kurds Seek Genuine Partnership in BaghdadBAS News - 2018-10-24 16:35
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has reiterated that the Kurds should be taken as real political partners in the next Iraqi government’s policy-making. The top Kurdish security official explained that the K ...
Arabs Give Kurds One Week to Evacuate Village in DaquqBAS News - 2018-10-24 01:10
ERBIL - The Arab families, who had been brought from different parts of Iraq to the disputed Kurdish territories by the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, have given one week only to the Kurdish farmers in Daquq, Southern Kirkuk, to evacuate "or they ...
Kurds to Hold Four Iraqi Ministerial Posts: SourceBAS News - 2018-10-23 21:04
ERBIL - The Kurdish factions in the Iraqi parliament are expected to hold four ministerial posts in the country's future government, a reliable source said on Tuesday. Masoud Haider, a former lawmaker at the Iraqi council of representatives, who is also ...
Kurds’ Share in New Iraqi Government, Another Area of DisagreementBAS News - 2018-10-23 12:05
ERBIL — Iraq’s assigned PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi is expected to present the line-up of his suggested cabinet to the country’s parliament for voting this week. The Kurds, however, are concerned that their share could be less than what they deserve based on the ...
The Iraqi Kurds will seek full independence from Baghdad – Arab scientist | The Siver PostSivpost - 2018-10-22 13:01
Still smarting from referendum, Iraqi Kurds to elect…Infosurhoy - 2018-10-18 11:33
Iraqi parties land in Erbil for government formation talks with KurdsKurdistan24 - 2018-10-14 19:51
The next Iraqi government consists of 22 ministries, three for KurdsKurdiu - 2018-10-13 22:18
Baghdad Rejects Funding for Strategic Water Projects in KurdistanBAS News - 2018-10-10 13:35
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal government has blocked the funding of any strategic water project in the Kurdistan Region in hopes of preventing Kurds’ control over the water resources flowing into Iraq. Akram Ahmed, Director of Kurdistan Dams, told BasNews th ...
Still smarting from referendum, Iraqi Kurds to elect new parliament | The Express TribuneTribune - 2018-10-09 22:39
Iraqi Kurds vote for new parliament | Jordan TimesJordantimes - 2018-10-05 06:56
Barzani calls Adil Abdul-Mahdi on phone and describes him as Kurds “friend”Waar Media - 2018-10-04 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani spoke by phone on Thursday to Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi, describing him as a “friend” of Kurdistan’s people. Following his election to the post of preside ...
Iraq Kurds far from independence despite referendumWashington Times - 2018-10-04 05:00
President Trump caused a stir across the Middle East last week with his lavish praise for the Kurds' role in defeating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but just over a year after Iraqi Kurdistan's ill-fated independence referendum, the Kurds remain even f ...
M News: Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish moderate Barham Salih as new presidentJustice for Kurds - 2018-10-03 18:21
Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday elected a new president despite a bitter dispute between the two main Kurdish parties, who for the first time put forward competing candidates. In Iraq, a Kurd holds the presidency — which is a largely ceremonial role — while ...
Kurdish parties PUK and KDP contest Iraq presidency for first timeE-Kurd - 2018-10-03 00:07
BAGHDAD,— A parliamentary vote for a new Iraqi president was delayed on Monday as the Kurds’ two dominant parties for the first time contest the post reserved for a Kurd. The election in Baghdad will now take place on Tuesday, two days after parliamentar ...
Iraqi Kurds Return to Polls after Independence Referendum, Iranian Missiles Target Syria, Turkey Tries to Mend Ties with Germany - LawfareLawfareblog - 2018-10-02 16:38
Iraqi Kurds vote for new parliament | Business RecorderBrecorder - 2018-10-02 14:28
Iraqi Kurds vote for new parliament | MENAFN.COMMenafn - 2018-10-02 13:13
LIVE: Iraqi parliament set to meet Tuesday as Kurds build supportRûdaw - 2018-10-02 12:40
Iraqi Kurds vote to elect new parliamentAl Monitor - 2018-10-01 22:49
Iraqi Kurds vote for new Kurdistan parliamentE-Kurd - 2018-10-01 17:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurds voted on Sunday for a new parliament in their autonomous region, which is mired in an economic crisis a year after an independence referendum that infuriated Baghdad. Almost 3.1 million voters were elig ...
Iraqi Kurds vote for new parliamentTherahnuma - 2018-10-01 10:18
Iraqi Kurds hold election one year after failed independence bid | MENAFN.COMMenafn - 2018-10-01 10:06
Iraqi Kurds Vote For New Parliament In Long-Delayed ElectionsRadiofarda - 2018-10-01 07:15
Iraqi Kurds vote for new parliamentDigitaljournal - 2018-10-01 06:53
Iraqi Kurds vote for new parliament - Newspaper - DAWN.COMDAWN - 2018-10-01 03:48
Iraqi Kurds vote for new parliamentNation - 2018-10-01 02:03
Iraqi Kurds vote in regional election (UPDATE 4) | Devdiscourse NewsDevdiscourse - 2018-09-30 23:18
Iraqi Kurds Vote In Region's Parliamentary Elections - Newsy StoryTurnto23 - 2018-09-30 22:23
Iraqi Kurds hold election one year after failed independence bidReuters - 2018-09-30 17:06
Kurds voted in a parliamentary election in their semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq on Sunday, with political dynasties expected to extend their power sharing rule despite growing discontent with perceived corruption and economic hardship. ...