Tag archive for ‘Iraq’
Iraqi Kurdistan Region Deputy President and Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Kosrat Rasool. Photo: PUK
By nsnbc On Friday, October 20th, 2017

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish leader on charges of provocation

nsnbc : A court in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has issued an arrest warrant for, Kosrat Rasul, the vice president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) and charges of “provocation” because More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, October 19th, 2017

UN Security Council expressed concern about situation in Kirkuk

nsnbc : The United Nations’ Security Council, on Wednesday, expressed concern over recent reports of violence in and near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. The city is disputed with both the federal government More...

Masoud Barzani - blood of martyrs and referendum not in vain.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Barzani addresses Kurdistan: Blood of martyrs and calls for independence not wasted

nsnbc : Masoud Barzani, President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) has issued a statement urging unity among Kurds and the belief that Kurdistan will achieve independence sooner or later. Developments More...

Baba Gurgur oil field Iraq (archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Iraqi military and Hashd seize Kirkuk and oil fields from Kurdish Peshmerga

nsnbc : Armed clashes, posturing and positioning continues between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi military and security forces as well as Iranian-backed, predominantly Shia Hashd al-Shaabi. Meanwhile, parties in Iraq’s More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, October 16th, 2017

Iraqi military, Iran-backed militia attack Kurdish troops near Kirkuk

nsnbc : Fierce clashes erupted in the early hours of Monday, between Iraqi – Kurdish Peshmerga, predominantly Shiite, Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi a.k.a Popular Mobilization Forces. Clashes reportedly also More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, October 14th, 2017

British MPs urge Western nations to check Iranian influence pushing Kurdish and Iraqi parties towards conflict

nsnbc : British MP Jack Lopresti, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kurdistan, warned in a statement published by the group on Friday, that Western nations should check Iranian influence in Iraq pushing More...

U.S. Maj. Gen. Robert P. White (2016 courtesy U.S. Armed Forces)
By nsnbc On Friday, October 13th, 2017

No evidence that Iraq plans to attack Kirkuk or other areas in Kurdistan: U.S. Maj. Gen. Robert P. White

nsnbc : U.S. Maj. Gen. Robert P. White, the top U.S. ground commander leading the anti-Islamic State coalition in Iraq on Thursday said he has not seen any evidence that suggests that Iraqi security forces or militia More...

Peshmerga fighters near Kirkuk (archives)
By nsnbc On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Amidst concerns about war, Iraqi court orders arrest of members of Kurdistan’s High Electoral and Referendum Commission

nsnbc : An Iraqi court in the capital Baghdad has issued arrest warrants for members of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region’s High Electoral and Referendum Commission on charges of supervising the referendum on More...

Entrance to Iraq's Federal Parliament in Baghdad.
By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Iraq’s Federal Court ruled it has no jurisdiction over Kurdish MPs who voted in independence referendum

nsnbc : The top federal court of Iraq ruled on Wednesday that it is not in its jurisdiction to pronounce an opinion on parliamentarians who participated in the independence referendum in the Kurdistan Autonomous More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Flight ban imposed by Baghdad costs Kurdish airport USD60.000 daily

nsnbc : The international flight ban imposed by the federal government of Iraq on airports in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) has caused  the al-Sulaymaniyah Airport to sustain tens of thousands of dollars More...