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Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight -- "For now, Kudish independence movement looks dead"

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to regional leader Masoud Barzani reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight, hours after Barzani announced his resignation, brought low by a failed push for independence. 1,490 more words

Kurdish President Steps Down

As reported by Reuters news agency, Masoud Barzani, who spent decades leading the long-oppressed Kurds, confirmed today he was stepping down as president of the Kurdistan Regional Government after his drive for independence failed. 79 more words

News And Politics

Iraq Orders 24 Hour Truce with Kurds

As reported by Reuters news agency, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region. 74 more words

News And Politics

The West should support Kurdish independence — with conditions

Last month, Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly to separate from Iraq. This week, the Iraqi government responded by sending troops in to take control of Kirkuk – a city that Kurdish fighters seized from ISIS three years ago — as well as several oil fields. 823 more words


The Kurdish Referendum for Independence in Northern Iraq

The Kurdish Referendum for Independence in Northern Iraq
Air Cdre (Ret) Andrew Lambert
Director, ERPIC Security Program

Before we start, let’s just remind ourselves some of the history, because of the context in which this was established, that actually dictates the way in which the future is likely to unfold. 2,016 more words

Eastern Mediterranean

The significance of Jalal Talabani's death for Iraq

Analysis: The veteran Kurdish statesman may yet, even in death, bring together feuding Iraqi and regional politicians and help solve an international crisis

06 October 2017 |Paul Iddon | The New Arab… 1,039 more words


Iran Deploys Tanks at Border With Iraq's Kurdish Region-Kurdish Official


OCT. 2, 2017, 8:03 A.M. E.D.T.

ERBIL, Iraq — Iran deployed on Monday a dozen tanks supported by artillery at the border with Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, a Kurdish official told Reuters. 94 more words