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Reuters
Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advancethe Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields, a vi
Reuters / Posted 46 minutes ago
the Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields, a vital source of revenue for the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The short suspension in production helped push up world oil prices as the shutdown... Read more
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Fortune
How Congress Could Amend the Iran Nuclear Dealfor Iran to encourage the Iraqi national government in Baghdad—a U.S. partner—t
Fortune / Posted an hour ago
for Iran to encourage the Iraqi national government in Baghdad—a U.S. partner—to use force against another U.S. partner—the Kurdistan Regional Government. The Administration now needs to detail its strategy in concert with Congress and U.S. allies... Read more
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Swissinfo
Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advancethe Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields, a vi
Swissinfo / Posted an hour ago
the Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields, a vital source of revenue for the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The short suspension in production helped push up world oil prices as the shutdown... Read more
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Reuters
Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advancethe Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields, a vi
Reuters / Posted 2 hours ago
the Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields, a vital source of revenue for the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The short suspension in production helped push up world oil prices as the shutdown... Read more
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Zero Hedge
After Lightning Offensive, Kirkuk Is Now Fully Under Iraqi Military Controlunsettled. Kirkuk oil fields produce 10% of Iraq's total output. However, Kurdi
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 hours ago
unsettled. Kirkuk oil fields produce 10% of Iraq's total output. However, Kurdish officials are now disputing that the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) ever gave the order to halt production: The Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Natural Resources... Read more
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The Hill
US-led coalition: Iraqi, Kurdish exchanges 'a misunderstanding'and to continue to focus on fighting ISIS. “Coalition forces and advisors are
The Hill / Posted 6 hours ago
and to continue to focus on fighting ISIS. “Coalition forces and advisors are not supporting the government of Iraq or Kurdistan regional government activities near Kirkuk, but are aware of reports of a limited exchange of fire during predawn... Read more
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BBC News
Iraqi forces move into centre of Kirkukwhich residents of Kurdish-controlled areas, including Kirkuk, overwhelmingly b
BBC News / Posted 7 hours ago
which residents of Kurdish-controlled areas, including Kirkuk, overwhelmingly backed secession - was unconstitutional. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) insisted it was legitimate. US officials said they were "engaged with all parties in... Read more
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Aljazeera
Kirkuk: Kurds will fight to the 'very last Peshmerga'of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in 2014. Since then, t
Aljazeera / Posted 8 hours ago
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in 2014. Since then, there has not been an agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government in Baghdad about who should control the area - and benefit... Read more
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BBC News
Masrour Barzani on referendum aftermathAmerica Media playback is unsupported on your device Masrour Barzani, the int
BBC News / Posted 9 hours ago
America Media playback is unsupported on your device Masrour Barzani, the intelligence and security chief in the Kurdistan Regional Government says he is disappointed the US and much of the international community opposed the recent vote... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Oil prices near $52 a barrel on Iraq-Kurd tensionsfields in the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces. That’s amid an inten
Manila Standard Today / Posted 9 hours ago
fields in the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces. That’s amid an intensifying conflict after the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG, held a referendum on independence from Iraq on Sept. 25. Opec sees crude demand... Read more
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express
Elite Iraqi forces recapture ‘vast areas’ of Kirkuk from Kurdish controlin the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hou
express / Posted 10 hours ago
in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of today, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi forces claim they have taken 'vast areas' of... Read more
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Fortune
Oil Rises as Iraqi Forces Attack Kurds Around Kirkukclaimed to have taken control of “vast areas” in the Kirkuk region Monday, incl
Fortune / Posted 12 hours ago
claimed to have taken control of “vast areas” in the Kirkuk region Monday, including oilfields west of the city, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security forces... Read more
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Weekly Times
Iraqi forces launch battle for Kirkukindustrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed "forces
Weekly Times / Posted 13 hours ago
industrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed "forces are continuing to advance," it said. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) did not confirm the capture of these positions but major Kurdish TV channel Rudaw said... Read more
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Swissinfo
Iraq says captures positions south of Kirkuk including airbaseindustrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed "forces
Swissinfo / Posted 13 hours ago
industrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed "forces are continuing to advance," it said. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) did not confirm the capture of these positions but major Kurdish TV channel Rudaw said... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq says captures positions south of Kirkuk including airbaseindustrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed “forces
Reuters / Posted 13 hours ago
industrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed “forces are continuing to advance,” it said. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) did not confirm the capture of these positions but major Kurdish TV channel Rudaw said... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Iraqi forces launch battle for Kirkukindustrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed "forces
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 14 hours ago
industrial district, an Iraqi military statement said. The Iraqi armed "forces are continuing to advance," it said. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) did not confirm the capture of these positions but major Kurdish TV channel Rudaw said... Read more
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EuroNews
Iraq launches major offensive in Kurdish-held Kirkukareas of the Kurdish-held region of Kirkuk after a major operation aimed at tak
EuroNews / Posted 15 hours ago
areas of the Kurdish-held region of Kirkuk after a major operation aimed at taking over an airbase and oilfields. But the Kurdistan Regional Government has disputed the claims saying Iraqi forces were unable to get close to the city or take... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. State Department says 'very concerned' about reports of Kirkuk confrontationIraqi government earlier said its forces took control of “vast areas” in the Ki
Reuters / Posted 17 hours ago
Iraqi government earlier said its forces took control of “vast areas” in the Kirkuk region, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said. However the Kurdistan Regional Government disputed the asse... Read more
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Business Insider
Iraqi and Kurdish forces are starting to fight over oilfields and military positionsin the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hou
Business Insider / Posted 17 hours ago
in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security forces... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gainsin the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hou
Eye Witness News / Posted 18 hours ago
in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security forces... Read more
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The Hindu
Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gainsin the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hou
The Hindu / Posted 19 hours ago
in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave orders to the... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gainsin the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hou
Reuters / Posted 19 hours ago
in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave orders to the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Casualties Reported After Iraqi Troops Enter Oil Rich Kurdish City Of Kirkuk; Oil Spikesof Kirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take
Zero Hedge / Posted 20 hours ago
of Kirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take over [the] K1 base and oilfields," said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Security Council. As Reuters adds, citing Lieutenant Colonel Salah el-Kinani of the... Read more
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DW
Iraqi troops advance on Kurds-controlled oil fields in Kirkuk |Kirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take ove
DW / Posted 22 hours ago
Kirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take over (the) K1 base and oil fields,'' said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Security Council. At the scene, a photographer with Agence France-Presse news agency... Read more
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Swissinfo
Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held Kirkuk - Iraqi and Kurdish officialsKirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take ove
Swissinfo / Posted 22 hours ago
Kirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take over (the) K1 base and oil fields,'' said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Security Council. Neither side reported any armed confrontation one hour after the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held KirkukKirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take ove
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 hours ago
Kirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take over (the) K1 base and oil fields,'' said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Security Council. Neither side reported any armed confrontation one hour after the... Read more
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Reuters
Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held Kirkuk: Iraqi and Kurdish officialsKirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take ove
Reuters / Posted 23 hours ago
Kirkuk, in a major operation; their intention is to enter the city and take over (the) K1 base and oil fields,‘’ said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Security Council. Neither side reported any armed confrontation one hour after the... Read more
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Aljazeera
Iraq accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war' in Kirkukcomponents including the Kurds, and of defending Iraq's sovereignty and unity,"
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
components including the Kurds, and of defending Iraq's sovereignty and unity," it added. Vahal Ali, a media assistant to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, denied that any PKK forces were present in Kirkuk. "This is... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Iran's Top General Meets With Kurdish President Barzani As U.S. Neocons Push For Wardiplomatic turn of events which underscores the seriousness of escalating tensi
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
diplomatic turn of events which underscores the seriousness of escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard (which last week were designated by the US... Read more
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Reuters
Kurds block Iraqi forces' access to Kirkuk oil fields; Iran shuts border crossingsthe dispute. The vote delivered an overwhelming ‘Yes’ for independence. The I
Reuters / Posted yesterday
the dispute. The vote delivered an overwhelming ‘Yes’ for independence. The Iraqi government in a statement accused the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of bringing fighters from Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to Kirkuk,... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq says Kurds have brought in PKK fighters in 'declaration of war'disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a “declaratio
Reuters / Posted yesterday
disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a “declaration of war.” Vahal Ali, a media assistant to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, denied the accusation. “This is false, there are no PKK in... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq says Iran has shut border with Kurdistanlast month halted flights to and from Kurdish regions in northern Iraq over the
Reuters / Posted yesterday
last month halted flights to and from Kurdish regions in northern Iraq over the independence referendum by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Tehran also carried out war games at the Kurdish border in September. Tehran fears the... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish leaders reject Baghdad demand to cancel independence vote, renew dialogue offermet to discuss the crisis in the Kurdish town of Dokan renewed their offer to “
Reuters / Posted yesterday
met to discuss the crisis in the Kurdish town of Dokan renewed their offer to “resolve peacefully” the crisis with Baghdad, Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani’s aide, Hemin Hawrami, said on Twitter. The meeting was attended by... Read more
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Reuters
Iran denies it shut border with Iraqi Kurdish regionlast month halted flights to and from Kurdish regions in northern Iraq over the
Reuters / Posted yesterday
last month halted flights to and from Kurdish regions in northern Iraq over the independence referendum by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Tehran also carried out wargames at the Kurdish border in September. Tehran fears the... Read more
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Reuters
Iran shuts border with northern Iraq: Iranian news agencylast month halted flights to and from Kurdish regions in northern Iraq after th
Reuters / Posted yesterday
last month halted flights to and from Kurdish regions in northern Iraq after the independence referendum by the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Tehran also carried out wargames at the Kurdish border in September. Tehran fears the... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Kirkuk Governor Meets Kurdish Fighters Gathered in Kirkuk. Credit – Twitter/ Rudaw via StoryfulOctober 14, as Iraqi government forces and Shia militias massed near the city.
Geelong Advertiser / Posted yesterday
October 14, as Iraqi government forces and Shia militias massed near the city. Al Jazeera reported that officials from the Kurdistan regional government claimed that they had been given a deadline by Baghdad to withdraw Peshmerga fighters from the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
First Footage Emerges Of Armed Clashes Between Kurdish And Pro-Baghdad Forces Near KirkukDoes this mean war yet? After last month's controversial Kurdistan referendum
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
Does this mean war yet? After last month's controversial Kurdistan referendum in northern Iraq, both Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil vowed to do everything possible to avoid direct military confrontation, even as the... Read more
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Aljazeera
Iraqi, Kurd forces in Kirkuk standoff as tensions riseactually attack the territory, insisting on Thursday that he was "not going ...
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
actually attack the territory, insisting on Thursday that he was "not going ... to make war on our Kurdish citizens". The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repeatedly accused Iraqi forces and allied militias deployed south and west of Kirkuk... Read more
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EuroNews
Tension flares in flashpoint town as Kurdish-Iraqi crisis escalatesPrime Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly denied any plan to go further and
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly denied any plan to go further and actually attack the territory, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repeatedly accused Iraqi forces and Iranian-trained paramilitary groups deployed... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq's Kurds beef up, move back defense line around oil-rich Kirkukin and around Kirkuk for some time and another 6,000 have arrived since Thursda
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
in and around Kirkuk for some time and another 6,000 have arrived since Thursday, Kosrat Rasul, vice president in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said. In Washington, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the situation had... Read more
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The Washington Times
Tensions soar between Kurds and Baghdadrecent weeks, including banning international flights from landing there and de
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
recent weeks, including banning international flights from landing there and demanding a halt to all crude oil sales by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KRG Vice President Kosrat Rassel said Friday that Kurdish forces were responding by... Read more
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Swissinfo
Kurdish VP - Thousands of troops sent to Kirkuk to faceMinister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly said he has no plans to go further and
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly said he has no plans to go further and actually attack the territory. But the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Security Council expressed alarm late on Thursday at what it said was a significant... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish VP: Thousands of troops sent to Kirkuk to face 'Iraqi threat'Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly said he has no plans to go further and
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly said he has no plans to go further and actually attack the territory. But the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Security Council expressed alarm late on Thursday at what it said was a significant... Read more
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Daily Mail
New ISIS propaganda features Trump and Putinand recapturing 98 surrounding villages. Dozens of ISIS fighters, pushed back
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
and recapturing 98 surrounding villages. Dozens of ISIS fighters, pushed back by Iraqi forces, surrendered to the Kurdistan Regional Government in the north. Video posted online appears to show jihadists - some wearing various football... Read more
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International Business Times
Iraq dismisses claim its army is preparing to retake Kirkuk from Kurds as 'fake news' preparing for an offensive came as tensions are soaring in the country followin
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
preparing for an offensive came as tensions are soaring in the country following an independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on September. Iraqi Kurds headed to the polls to decide whether they wanted their... Read more
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Aljazeera
Tension grips Iraqi Kurdistan post-referendumthe Kurdish leader. Karim al-Nouri, spokesman for the Popular Mobilisation For
Aljazeera / Posted 3 days ago
the Kurdish leader. Karim al-Nouri, spokesman for the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), has accused the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of behaving like the leader of a fifth column during the war against ISIL, or the Islamic... Read more
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The Washington Times
‘Zero proof’ Iraqi forces planning to overtake portions of Iraqi Kurdistan, says top U.S. commanderMinster Haider al-Abadi also shutdown all commercial air traffic into and out o
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
Minster Haider al-Abadi also shutdown all commercial air traffic into and out of Iraqi Kurdistan, after officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG, refused to cede control of the territory’s airports to Baghdad. Kirkuk has been a... Read more
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Reuters
Iraq refuses talks with Kurds unless they commit to unityHaider al-Abadi, again, ... (to) any form of dialogue and negotiations in confo
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
Haider al-Abadi, again, ... (to) any form of dialogue and negotiations in conformity with the Iraqi Constitution,” the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said in a statement. It offered discussions “regarding the crossings, internal trade,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Kurds offer talks with Baghdad over airport, banks banBAGHDAD: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has offered to hold talks with
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
BAGHDAD: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks, on which Baghdad placed restrictions following an independence referendum. Iraq's central... Read more
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Reuters
Kurds offer talks with Baghdad over airport, banks banBAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered to hold tal
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks, on which they placed restrictions following an independence referendum. Baghdad took... Read more
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