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Reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, and austerity: the Kurdistan Regional Government reaches ‘political maturity’

Falah Mustafa Bakir, Kurdistan’s foreign minister, tackled head-on the regional government’s financial struggles at a briefing in London today (16 April), while noting successes in the fight against ISIS. 317 more words


ISIS Using Chemical Weapons Against Peshmerga Forces, Claims Kurdistan Regional Government

YNetNews.com: Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government said on Saturday it has evidence Islamic State used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against Kurdish peshmerga forces. 81 more words


BNE INVISIBLE HAND: Is The Oil Price Crash Over

Is the oil price crash over? In mid-February, Brent crude traded at $63 a barrel, up from a $45 low a month earlier. Does that sharp rise mean oil will now climb steadily back above $100? 1,354 more words

Liam Halligan

Opinion: Why Canada should support an independent Iraqi Kurdistan

Having committed ourselves to military involvement in Iraq, we Canadians should be asking ourselves exactly what goals we hope to achieve. Personally, after recently spending three weeks in the region, I am not convinced that “preserving the territorial integrity” of the present Iraqi state should be one of them. 597 more words


Arbil-Baghdad deal guarantees stability: Turkish energy minister

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız speaks at a press conference. AA Photo

An agreement reached between Baghdad and Arbil is a guarantee of stability for the country and the region, said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız at a press conference in the northwestern Turkish province of Kocaeli. 405 more words


IS’s Latest Threat: Laying Landmines

Militants from the group calling themselves Islamic State (IS) are booby-trapping land and buildings with improvised explosive device (IEDs). This creates new misery for displaced Iraqi families trying to return home and increases dangers for government forces working on the front line. 342 more words


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