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Reasons behind conflict between Iraqi army and YBSTuesday 3 May 2022

Reasons behind conflict between Iraqi army and YBS

International news agencies have cited Turkish threats and efforts by Erbil and Baghdad to implement the Shingal Agreement as factors in clashes between Iraqi forces and Shingal Defense Units (YBS).

Military delegation visits Shingal following clashes between Iraqi army, YBSTuesday 3 May 2022

Military delegation visits Shingal following clashes between Iraqi army, YBS

A high-level delegation from the Iraqi military arrived in Shingal on Tuesday, May 3, following clashes between the army and Shingal Resistance Units (YBS).

Cemil Bike says Kurdistan is the heart of the Middle East, the recent war is a plan to transfer gas from Kurdistan to EuropeTuesday 3 May 2022

Cemil Bike says Kurdistan is the heart of the Middle East, the recent war is a plan to transfer gas from Kurdistan to Europe

The co-chair of the Executive Council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Co-Chair Cemil Bayik said that the aim of the recent war was to transfer gas from the Middle East through Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey to Europe.

Turkey attacks on northeast Syria will revive ISIS cells: party leaderTuesday 3 May 2022

Turkey attacks on northeast Syria will revive ISIS cells: party leader

Thamer al-Shammari, head of the Future Syria Party in Deir ez-Zor, east Syria, said on Sunday, May 1, that the recent escalation of the Turkish attacks on northeast Syria has revived ISIS cells in the region and fueled their ambition to resurge.

UN urges Iraqi leaders to speed up government formation processTuesday 3 May 2022

UN urges Iraqi leaders to speed up government formation process

The United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) has called on Iraqi political leaders to "accelerate the government formation process" in the country in a message it issued yesterday, May 2.

Dialogue only way out of political impasse in IraqMonday 2 May 2022

Dialogue only way out of political impasse in Iraq

Dialogue and consultation between the political parties in Iraq for reaching an agreement is the only way out of the political impasse in this country, the former Iranian ambassador to Baghdad stressed.

Syrian Democratic Assembly envoy says they are ready to face any threatMonday 2 May 2022

Syrian Democratic Assembly envoy says they are ready to face any threat

The representative of the Syrian Democratic Assembly in the Iraqi Kurdistan region said the self-government administration had prepared itself for any confrontation with possible dangers and was taking the threats seriously, politically and diplomatically, as well as socially and militarily.

Civilians flee new clashes between Iraqi army, YBS in ShingalMonday 2 May 2022

Civilians flee new clashes between Iraqi army, YBS in Shingal

Residents of Shingal district fled renewed clashes between Iraqi forces and the Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) that broke out on Sunday, May 1, night, local sources report.

Fatah Alliance refutes Barzani’s proposal to ease deadlock in BaghdadSunday 1 May 2022

Fatah Alliance refutes Barzani’s proposal to ease deadlock in Baghdad

The Fatah Alliance has refused a solution to the political deadlock in Baghdad proposed by the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani.

Two Turkish soldiers killed in operation against PKK in DuhokSunday 1 May 2022

Two Turkish soldiers killed in operation against PKK in Duhok

Two Turkish soldiers were killed during Turkey’s cross-border operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, according to the country’s defense ministry.

Syria, Kurdish forces reach deal on lifting food blockadeSaturday 30 April 2022

Syria, Kurdish forces reach deal on lifting food blockade

An agreement between Damascus and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has ended a mutual blockade on Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo and areas under the control of Syrian regime forces in Qamishlo and Hasaka, Rojava Information Center (RIC) said on Saturday, April 30.

Turkey has settled 792,000 Arabs and Turkmen in Afrin, official tells KurdpressSaturday 30 April 2022

Turkey has settled 792,000 Arabs and Turkmen in Afrin, official tells Kurdpress

A member of the Central Committee of the Syrian Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK.S) said: "We are part of the Syrian opposition coalition, which is present at international meetings, but we are not part of the military actions and inhumane behavior of armed groups and we have no force within them."

Iran-Saudi tensions near end, Iraq PM saysSaturday 30 April 2022

Iran-Saudi tensions near end, Iraq PM says

An end to years of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia is near, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi said in an interview published on Saturday.

US says arms sales to Turkey should be speeded upSaturday 30 April 2022

US says arms sales to Turkey should be speeded up

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said arm sales to Turkey should be speeded up, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Kurdistan Region gas export project would divide the region and possibly lead to war, says analystFriday 29 April 2022

Kurdistan Region gas export project would divide the region and possibly lead to war, says analyst

The director of the Sharpress Media Institute in the Kurdistan Region and a prominent political analyst said about the region's gas export project that "What can be seen now is that the KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) sees this project (gas export) as its monopoly project, although it is being pursued in the name of the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) and the Prime Minister himself, but the other parties have not participated. And the Iraqi central government is not involved in this project."

Turkey continues to exploit Iraq crises to create safe zoneFriday 29 April 2022

Turkey continues to exploit Iraq crises to create safe zone

Turkey is reportedly seeking to create a safe zone in northern Iraq, just as it did in Syria, where it succeeded in controlling a strip of land that includes Kurdish areas and villages that were later handed over to its allied Syrian militias to be managed.

Tehran and Baghdad reach deal over gas export from IranFriday 29 April 2022

Tehran and Baghdad reach deal over gas export from Iran

Iran is committed to providing Iraq with natural gas and both countries have reached an agreement, Iraq’s Minister of Electricity, Adil Karim, said on Thursday, April 28.

Bafel Talabani says gas exports must be transparentFriday 29 April 2022

Bafel Talabani says gas exports must be transparent

The Co-President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Bafel Talabani, said transparency in exporting gas was required and that the public must be a part of the process.

Erbil says Baghdad is responsible for Shingal security issuesWednesday 27 April 2022

Erbil says Baghdad is responsible for Shingal security issues

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil has said Baghdad is responsible for solving security issues in Shingal and implementing the recent agreement between Erbil and Baghdad.

Kurdish observers fear of a Turkish 'occupation' of Iraqi Kurdistan RegionWednesday 27 April 2022

Kurdish observers fear of a Turkish 'occupation' of Iraqi Kurdistan Region

More Kurdish political analysts claim that Turkey is gradually occupying and seeking to annex northern Iraq under the pretext of fighting militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK

Iraqi Sunni coalition meets Masoud BarzaniWednesday 27 April 2022

Iraqi Sunni coalition meets Masoud Barzani

A delegation from the Sunni Sovereignty (al-Siyada) Coalition which included the bloc’s leader, Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Mohammed al-Halbousi, met the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Tuesday, April 26.

Turkey says first phase of Operation Claw Lock concludedTuesday 26 April 2022

Turkey says first phase of Operation Claw Lock concluded

The Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, said on Monday, April 25, the first phase of the country’s cross-border Operation Claw Lock against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has come to an end.

Kurdistan Region, Israel, Turkey and Persian Gulf states attempting to control natural gas in Middle East: former MPTuesday 26 April 2022

Kurdistan Region, Israel, Turkey and Persian Gulf states attempting to control natural gas in Middle East: former MP

A former Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament stated a plan by Kurdistan Region, Israel, Turkey and the Gulf countries to control natural gas in the Middle East.

Party leader says Kirkuk wells are reasons behind Turkish incursion into IraqMonday 25 April 2022

Party leader says Kirkuk wells are reasons behind Turkish incursion into Iraq

A leader of the State of Law Coalition stressed that the Kirkuk oil wells are the reasons behind Turkish forces' operation into Iraq.

Muqtada Sadr seeking to criminalize relations with IsraelMonday 25 April 2022

Muqtada Sadr seeking to criminalize relations with Israel

Iraq’s Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said he would unveil a proposal to parliament to criminalize the normalization of relations with Israel.