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Iraqi Kurdish oil may finally be freely for sale as the US seems to be dropping its threats

The United Leadership, a tanker containing about one million barrels of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, has been stuck at sea for two months. The ship has been mostly anchored off the Moroccan coast, the victim of legal threats against potential buyers. 704 more words

#Syriac Christians threatened with the 'Sword' again

The threat of  ‘the sword’ has special resonance for Syriac Christians. Syriac for ‘sword’ is Sayfo, the name they use to refer to the massacre they suffered in 1915, when tens of thousands of them were slaughtered. 1,155 more words


The Latest Iraqi Partition Craze: The Kurds

People are talking about Iraq being partitioned into three parts lately: a Kurdish state, a Sunni Arab state, and a Shiite Arab state, but none of this is new.   1,018 more words


Interview: Bashar Matti Warda, the Chaldean Bishop of Ankawa in Iraqi Kurdistan, is preparing for a fresh influx of refugees

“The Kurdish government has opened the borders to Christians “

by Oliver Maksan

Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada


ACN: Your Excellency, how many refugees have sought refuge in your diocese? 717 more words

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Report on the Biblical Archaeology Review

The Kani Shaie Archaeological Project: Investigating Early Bronze Age Kurdistan

By Steve Renette, André Tomé and Ricardo Cabral

AbstractDuring the first season of excavations in September 2013, the Kani Shaie Archaeological Project (KSAP)1 explored the history of occupation at Kani Shaie in the Bazyan Valley in Iraqi Kurdistan. 1,559 more words

Archaeological Project

Iraqi Kurdish President Calls For Parliament To Prepare Independence Vote In Response To Baghdad Indecisiveness

The president of Iraq’s Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, asked his lawmakers to establish preparations for an independence vote after Kurdish patience was worn thin after more unhurried displays of parliament indecisiveness in Baghdad.


Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Independence

The partition of Iraq lurched closer to reality on Tuesday when the head of the country’s already quasi-autonomous Kurdish region publicly declared he would schedule a referendum on independence. 633 more words