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Kurds Fight Iraq’s Second Bid to Seize Tanker Off Texas

By: Laurel Brubaker Calkins

The Kurdistan Regional Government asked a U.S. judge to reject the Iraqi Oil Ministry’s bid to use new legal theories to seek a second seizure order for $100 million of Kurdish crude waiting in a tanker off the Texas coast. 439 more words

Law

Islamic State kills its own Kurdish members as Kurdistan's Peshmerga advances in Nineveh

Kurdish offensive against group prompts accusations of betrayal

ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has killed a number of its own Kurdish fighters in Mosul, an official of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq said on Saturday. 430 more words

Religion

US Judge Rules on Anchored Tanker Near Galveston

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled in favor of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Monday by tossing out an order for U.S. marshals to seize and turn over to Iraq crude oil from a tanker anchored off of Galveston. 298 more words

Local

These Women Are Coming to Kill You

True Girl Power: Crack Unit of Heavily-Armed Female Soldiers Hunting ISIS Kidnappers

A crack unit of female soldiers is on the trail of Islamic State… 281 more words

Mediasphere

Islamist rebels repairing Mosul dam, Kurds in rush to arms

By Michael Georgy

BAGHDAD Sat Aug 9, 2014 11:26am EDT

Kurdish peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the front line in Khazer August 8, 2014. 1,095 more words

Four tankers wander the oceans looking for someone to buy cargoes: $300M in black market Kurdish oil

LONDON — After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding close to US$300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. 1,626 more words

World

Q&A: 'We're on the defensive not offensive'

Al Jazeera – 23 Jun 2014

Falah Mustafa, head of the Kurdistan Region’s foreign relations, talks about Iraq, ISIL and Kurdish ambitions.

As the so-called Sunni Rebellion gains more ground across Iraq, pundits are increasingly discussing the possible disintegration of the country. 2,180 more words

Iraq