Articles tagged with: Kurdistan Regional Government

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 20 Mar, 2014

Iraq: Kurdistan crisis escalates following autonomy claims

Baghdad and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The ongoing dispute between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad appeared to widen this week when a leading Kurdish political figure is reported to have confirmed that KRG President Massoud Barzani is preparing for independence for Kurdistan. Kurdistan Pas News Agency quoted the head of the Goran Movement, Nawshirwan Mustafa, as confirming that Barzani had told him that he would seek to announce an independent state of Kurdistan within...

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Ranj Alaaldin
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on : Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014

Iraq’s Energy Wars

Kurdish–Arab tensions in Iraq have escalated in recent months as a result of outstanding disputes between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Shi'ite-dominated government in Baghdad. The two governments are yet to settle an array of disputes related to power-sharing and disputed territories. The latest and current dispute is centered on the energy sector and the Kurds’ right to explore and export its hydrocarbons independently of Baghdad. The KRG insists that it manage...

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Dilan Raphiann
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on : Sunday, 16 Mar, 2014

Halabja in Perspective

The chemical weapons attack on Halabja in 1988 remains one of the worst crimes committed against a civilian population in recent history. Today, twenty-six years later, Iraqi Kurds...

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Dilan Raphiann
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on : Tuesday, 4 Feb, 2014

Testing Kurdish Hospitality

Iraqi Kurds are familiar with life as refugees. For years the tyranny of Saddam Hussein forced Kurds to leave their homes for refuge in neighboring countries. Today, in a chang...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 3 Dec, 2013

Turkey oil deal with Kurdistan must go through Baghdad: Iraqi oil minister

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s central government rejected attempts to include it in a trilateral committee to discuss oil exports from the Kurdistan region through Turkey...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Saturday, 30 Nov, 2013

Iraqi Kurdistan: KDP–PUK alliance still going strong

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—In exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo spokesman Fadel Mirani reaffirmed his party’s commitment to “t...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 22 Nov, 2013

Kurdistan Islamic Group in talks to join KDP-led government

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Kurdistan Islamic Group is in talks with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to form a government in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region following September...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Sunday, 18 Aug, 2013

Influx of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Iraq causes concern

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Thousands of Syrian refugees have crossed into the Iraqi Kurdistan Region from Syrian Kurdish areas, following the reopening of the Peshkhabur border cross...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Friday, 14 Jun, 2013

No Room for Maneuver

Khalid Azizi is a composed and soft-spoken man; he does not exhibit the fiery rhetoric that would be expected of a man in his position. Azizi is the secretary-general of the Ku...

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James Denselow
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on : Monday, 18 Mar, 2013

Remembering Halabja

Flying into the city of Suleimaniyah with a hundred-strong international delegation of politicians, diplomats and academics one was greeted by a gentle breeze signalling the ar...

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