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Iraqi Prime Minister Takes Election Campaign to Kurdish Capital

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday took his campaign for May 12 elections to the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region, seven months after its ill-fated independence referendum.

New Protests in Iraqi Kurdistan as Residents Seethe at Authorities

Demonstrators irate at the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan took to the streets for a fifth day Friday.

Oil Markets Warily Watch Erbil-Baghdad Dispute

The Kurdish region in Iraq was confident in the face of threats when it went to independence referendum last month, thanks to generous oil...

State Dept: US Engaged With Iraqi, Kurdish Authorities to De-escalate Tensions...

The United States is engaging with Iraqi and Kurdish authorities to resolve the conflict situation in Kirkuk, a State Department official told The Globe Post...

Turkey Can Undermine Kurdistan’s Path to Independence

Iraqi Kurds defied all odds, international calls to delay the vote and threats from their neighbors, to decide their future in Monday’s independence referendum....

Iran Blocks Shipping of Oil Products to, from Iraqi Kurdistan

The government of Iran has banned the transportation of oil products to or from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq over the semi-autonomous government's independence...

Beyond Referendum: How Should an Independent Kurdistan Be Different?

The oft-repeated observation, that the Kurds are the world’s largest ethnic group without a nation-state of their own, might very soon be out of...

Election Commission: 92% of Voters Said ‘Yes’ to Kurdistan Referendum

The election commission of the Kurdistan Regional Government said Wednesday that more than 92 percent of people who voted in the referendum said yes...

Iran Launches War Games, Blocks Flights to Kurdistan Ahead of Referendum

The Iranian military started war games on Sunday near the border with Kurdistan, one day before the region is scheduled to hold a referendum...

Syrian Kurds Voting for Local Leaders Want a Democratic System After...

(KOBANI, Syria) – The city of Kobani in northern Syria suffered under an Islamic State siege from 2014 until the U.S.-led Coalition decided to...

Turkey Holds Snap Military Exercise at Border With Kurdistan

Turkish authorities announced on Monday that they are conducting a military drill at the border with Iraq. The snap exercise is taking place one...

Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Approves Independence Referendum

In its first session in nearly two years, the parliament of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq voted to hold the independence referendum on...

Minister Falah Mustafa: Independent Kurdistan Will Be a Good Neighbor

Falah Mustafa wants to be a good neighbor. The minister, who has headed the Kurdistan Regional Government Department of Foreign Relations for over a...

US May Cut Ties With Peshmerga if Kurdistan Referendum Goes Ahead

The United States is seeking to postpone the upcoming Iraqi Kurdistan referendum and may end ties with the region, including the Peshmerga forces, if...

Kurdistan Parliament to Reconvene This Week After 2-Year Suspension

The parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq will reconvene this week and hold its first session since 2015, according to a statement...

Kurdistan Referendum Finds Little Support Amid Warnings of Regional Instability

On Friday, Kurds living outside of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq can register online to cast a ballot in an independence referendum that...

US-Led Coalition Launches Strike Against ISIS Convoy Traveling to Iraqi Border

The U.S.-led Coalition against Islamic State said on Wednesday it carried out an airstrike to prevent a convoy of ISIS fighters and their families...

Kurdistan Independence Referendum To Destabilize Region, Turkey Warns

As Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is finalizing its plans for an independence referendum in September, Turkey expressed its strongest objection over the move that...

Russia Signals Acceptance Of Kurdistan’s Independence From Iraq

Almost everyone in Iraq has witnessed devastating wars throughout their lifetime. But it was this summer that Iraqis could declare a major victory for...

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