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Islamic State bomb supply chain includes firms in 20 countries

Companies from 20 countries are involved in the supply chain of components that end up in Islamic State explosives, a study found on Thursday, suggesting governments and firms need to do more to track the flow of cables, chemicals and other equipment. 460 more words

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The 'ripple effect': Canada's support for the Kurds brings unintended consequences

Whenever he is asked what direction Canada will take in fighting Islamic extremists in Iraq, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan points to what he calls the “ripple effect.” 2,270 more words

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Amnesty accuses Canada's Kurdish allies of deliberately destroying homes of Arab civilians

Canada’s Kurdish allies have conducted a campaign of violence against Arab civilians, blowing up or burning down thousands of their homes and forcing tens of thousands of people out of their villages, a new Amnesty International report concludes. 768 more words

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Kurdistan’s Independent Oil Sales: The Curious Case of Dana Gas

KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently lost a case to UAE giant Dana Gas. The London Court of International Arbitration ordered MNR to pay Dana Gas $1.98 bil. 1,030 more words

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Cracking the 2016 Iraq Budget Draft

What are the implications for the Kurdistan Region?

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the Iraqi Federal Government presented the 2016 budget draft[1] to the Council of Ministers on September 14. 796 more words

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Reform Recommendations Presented by Ministry of Economics and Finance

The KRG Minister of Economics and Finance, Rebaz Hamlan, proposed a set of reforms to the Council of Ministers back in September. This proposal has recently been under the spotlight, with many linking it to both the resolution of the economic slump and the political negotiations over the nature and person of the KRG Presidency. 409 more words

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