Tag archive for ‘Iraq’
High Referendum Council meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Photo: KRP
By nsnbc On Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Kurdistan independence referendum will not be postponed: High Referendum Council

nsnbc : The High Referendum Council in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of Iraq asserted that the referendum on the region’s independence will be held as scheduled on September 25, as no acceptable alternative More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Iran, Iraq and Turkey consider joint measures against Kurdistan independence referendum

nsnbc : Iran, Iraq and Turkey have agreed to discuss coordinated counter-measures against the government of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region and the bid to hold an independence referendum on September 25. Iranian More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, September 18th, 2017

Kurdistan Autonomous Region and Rosneft agree to extend natural gas pipeline to Turkey

nsnbc : Russian State energy giant Rosneft and the government of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) have  reportedly agreed to extend a pipeline to export natural gas from the region to Turkey. Neither More...

By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Iraqi court sentenced captured Russian ISIS fighter to death

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraq’s High Judicial Council announced that a criminal court in the capital Baghdad has sentenced a Russian man to death by hanging. The foreign Islamic State member from Russia More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Iraqi parliament votes to take measures against Kurdistan independence referendum

nsnbc : The federal parliament of Iraq in Baghdad rejected the Kurdistan Autonomous Region’s (KAR) independence referendum in a vote on Tuesday, authorizing the prime minister to also take measures against More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Iraqi F-16 pilot involved in fatal crash in Arizona

nsnbc : The Iraqi Air Force confirmed that one of its pilots died in a crash while on a training flight in Arizona, USA. The U.S. F-16 warplane piloted by an Iraqi pilot crashed while on a training mission in More...

By nsnbc On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Attacks by Turkish warplanes caused panic near Dukhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan

nsnbc : Eyewitnesses near Dukhok reported that Turkish warplanes carried out attacks in in the Iraqi Kurdistan Autonomous Region near the Turkish border, causing panic among non-combatant civilians. (archives) Turkish More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Chief of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council claims Iraqi Kurdish independence leads to war

nsnbc : Mohsen Rezaei, the head of Iran’s powerful Expediency Discernment Council, appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader, warned Iraqi Kurds about the likelihood of a 20-year-long war and regional disintegration More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader threatens war if Kirkuk joins Kurdistan in referendum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite, Iranian-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces, threatened on Friday that should Kirkuk be attached to Iraq’s More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Iraq puzzled by evacuation of ISIS from Syrian – Lebanese border to Deir Ez-Zor

nsnbc : Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other leading Iraqi officials are puzzled by the agreement reached between Hezbollah, the Syrian military and Islamic State units in the Lebanon – Syria More...