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  • Expert says realities can improve Baghdad-Erbil ties not figuresExpert says realities can improve Baghdad-Erbil ties not figures

    Muhammad Al-Waeli, a PhD candidate in management focusing on leadership and reform in Iraq, believes they are the realities that decide the future of ties between the Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil and Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, not figures and the empowering of new officials.

    04:43 PM
  • Lawsuit filed in UK against Ashti Hawrami, KRGLawsuit filed in UK against Ashti Hawrami, KRG

    A lawsuit has been filed in a court in the United Kingdom against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and its former minister of natural resources.

    10:35 PM
  • July oil output from Kurdistan Region tops 1 million barrels: companyJuly oil output from Kurdistan Region tops 1 million barrels: company

    The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, Taqa said on Wednesday, August 21, its Iraq-based unit had set a “production record” from the Atrush oilfield in the Kurdistan Region.

    08:39 PM
  • Erbil prevents threats against Iran: KDP officialErbil prevents threats against Iran: KDP official

    The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) political office called the ties between the party and the Islamic Republic of Iran as deep rooted and stressed his party will not allow threats against Iran.

    10:45 AM
  • German Defense Minister arrives in ErbilGerman Defense Minister arrives in Erbil

    German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has landed in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil on Tuesday, BasNews reported.

    09:34 AM
  • Iraq will down any vehicle violating its airspaceIraq will down any vehicle violating its airspace

    Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, following a mysterious blast that hit a munitions depot in Baghdad, has ordered the air defences to immediately bring down any aerial vehicle that will violate the country's airspace, the government’s press service said on Thursday.

    11:35 AM
  • Turkey jets hit villages in Kurdistan RegionTurkey jets hit villages in Kurdistan Region

    Turkish warplanes bombed the villages of Zargeli and Qirnakaw Pshtashan in Kurdistan Region multiple times on Friday, August 16.

    08:39 AM
  • Oil, budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil relations / Omar SattarOil, budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil relations / Omar Sattar

    Meetings last month between representatives of Iraq's federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil failed to produce any clear resolutions of their ongoing differences.

    05:07 PM
  • 4th Slemani International Film Festival to be held in October4th Slemani International Film Festival to be held in October

    The Fourth Slemani International Film Festival is planned to be started on October 1 and would welcome famous artists from around the world.

    08:03 PM
  • Iran general consul in Sulaimani meets Kurdish party leader

    The new Iran general consul in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, met the secretary general of the Social Democratic Party.

    09:06 AM
  • Is this a new era in Turkey's fight against PKK? / Metin Gurcan

    On July 17, Turkey was shaken by news of the assassination of a Turkish diplomat on duty abroad. The assassination may signal the opening of a new phase in the bloody 35-year-old conflict between Turkey and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which Turkey — along with several Western powers, including the United States — considers a terrorist organization.

    08:06 AM
  • Iranian envoy meets Kurdistan Region parliament spokeswomanIranian envoy meets Kurdistan Region parliament spokeswoman

    The new Iranian Consul-General in Erbil Nasrollah Zar’a Rashnoudi on Wednesday, August 7, the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Rewas Fayaq.

    01:33 PM
  • Expert predicts dangerous PKK- Turkey army clashes in Kurdistan RegionExpert predicts dangerous PKK- Turkey army clashes in Kurdistan Region

    A member of the Iraqi parliament foreign commission believes there will be dangerous and threatening clashes between the forces of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish army in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as the war between the two sides has escalated and stated Ankara is needed to resume the stalled peace talks with the Kurdish parties in the country and give its Kurds their rights in a peaceful way.

    03:57 PM
  • Iraqi Kurds actively support Ankara’s fight against the PKK / Metin GurcanIraqi Kurds actively support Ankara’s fight against the PKK / Metin Gurcan

    Turkey’s National Security Council said in a statement last week that a cross-border military crackdown on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq was “continuing successfully.” The statement stressed that operations Claw-1 and Claw-2, which began in late May and mid-July, respectively, would continue until Hakurk is “fully cleansed” of the PKK.

    03:43 PM
  • Turkish businesses do roaring trade in Iraqi Kurdistan / Dicle EşiyokTurkish businesses do roaring trade in Iraqi Kurdistan / Dicle Eşiyok

    News that tourists from Iraqi Kurdistan had been attacked in Turkey’s northern province of Trabzon this month and deported for wearing scarves and clothes bearing emblems of Kurdistan may have given the impression of high tension between Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government that controls the Kurdish north of Iraq.

    12:15 AM
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