Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurds regain Syrian villages from Islamic State: monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led air strikes have regained control of at least 163 villages around the Syrian town of Kobani after driving back Islamic State militants in the past three weeks, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory …

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Mailbag: Guests Who Don't Want Elite Recognition, Car Rental Tolls, and Travel to Iraqi Kurdistan

<i>Anonymous asks: This WSJ article mentions to register at the hotel as a non-registered guest. Any suggestions on how to do this?</i><p>An interesting one to …

Tourism

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Troubling Embrace of Russia

Last month, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq (KRG) signed a deal with Russia’s state-owned energy company, Rosneft, to extract and export …

Middle East

Russia's Gazprom Neft says oil output at Kurdistan field 23,000 bpd

MOSCOW, June 15 (Reuters) - Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Friday that daily oil production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan reached more than 23,000 barrels, or 3,100 tonnes.<p>Total production at the Garmian oil field has reached 1 million tonnes of oil, the company said in a …

Oil

Anthony Bourdain’s 9 Most Dangerous Destinations - Photos - Anthony Bourdain’s 9 Most Dangerous Destinations

Anthony Bourdain is one of our most notorious culinary bad boys, earning that reputation with his profanity, mosaic of tattoos, and strongly held …

Middle East

Putin says all Russia's plans in Iraqi Kurdistan are legal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Russia's involvement in Iraqi Kurdistan's energy sector, saying it was in accordance with the law and was not designed to foment disagreement between the semi-autonomous region and Baghdad.<p>Last month Russian state oil major Rosneft …

Russia

Putin says all Russia's plans in Iraqi Kurdistan are legal | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Russia’s involvement in Iraqi Kurdistan’s energy sector, saying it was in accordance with the law and was not designed to foment disagreement between the semi-autonomous region and Baghdad.<p>Last month Russian state oil major Rosneft …

Russia

Turkey May Enter Iraqi Kurdistan’s Qandil Region ‘at Any Moment’

Turkey announced on Tuesday that its forces may enter the Iraqi Kurdistan Qandil Mountains region “at any moment.” The region is a stronghold for the …

Middle East

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdish referendum leader

KIRKUK (IRAQ) (AFP) -<p>Iraqi judicial authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a Kurdish politician at the centre of last year's failed independence bid, a source from within the provincial administration said Sunday.<p>Rebwar Talabani, head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, was one of the …

Middle East

UPDATE 1-Rosneft boosts clout in Iraqi Kurdistan with gas pipeline deal | Reuters

(Adds detail)<p>By Dmitry Zhdannikov<p>ST PETERSBURG, May 25 (Reuters) - Russian state oil major Rosneft signed a deal to help Kurdistan develop its gas reserves and build a gas pipeline, expanding the company’s dominance in the energy sector of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region.<p>Rosneft said it would conduct …

Middle East

Rosneft Oil Giant Discovers New Oilfield in Iraq

The new oilfield, called Salman, will serve as an important step toward expanding the company’s operations outside Russia, Rosneft said in a press …

Oil

Iraqi Kurdistan sets September 30th for parliament elections

Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan BarzaniBaghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Kurdistan Region has set September 30th for parliament elections postponed …

Middle East

Iraqi Kurdistan PM in Moscow for talks on May 9 - Kurdistan regional government official | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The prime minister of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region will hold high-level talks in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian officials, a Kurdistan regional government official said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Kurdish region's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks during a news …

Middle East

Iraqi Kurdistan: From scorched land to role model

As electoral campaigning begins in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, it is critically important to remember that despite recent political upheavals — …

Middle East

Report from Iraqi Kurdistan Part 3 – What I learned

I’ve never been able to use tranexamic acid even though it is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. The problem is, this …

Health Care

Report from Iraqi Kurdistan - Part 2 – Kurdish Perspectives on the Middle East

While in Iraqi Kurdistan, I had multiple conversations with Kurdish government leaders. The primary purpose of these conversations was to advocate …

Middle East

Report from Iraqi Kurdistan Part 1- Peace Through Healthcare

Early Sunday morning I returned home from my 15th trip to promote medical education in women’s health within the borders of Iraq. “Peace through …

Middle East

Radio New Zealand : Search : Results

Choman Hardi was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1974. During the 80s her family fled Iraq after Saddam's forces attacked the Kurds with chemical weapons. …

New Zealand

Iraqi ex-minister calls to decapitate anyone flying Israeli flag

A former Iraqi minister accused Israel of using Iraqi Kurdistan as a base to spy on other countries in the region, while threatening to chop off the …

Middle East

EgyptAir resumes flights to Iraqi Kurdistan after 7-month halt

CAIRO,— EgyptAir operated its first flight to the capital of Kurdistan region in Iraq, Erbil on Friday, after 7-month halt. The national carrier will …

Middle East

Why Iraqi Kurdistan could be on the brink of revolution

After years of misrule and repression, the people of Iraqi Kurdistan have had enough. In March 2018, protesters began taking to the streets to demand …

Middle East

Nerve Gas Used In Syria Attack, Leaving Victims "Foaming At The Mouth", Evidence Suggests

The victims emitted a powerful smell of chlorine, but there were more people affected than in previous chlorine attacks, said a medical worker<p><b>Beirut:</b> …

Middle East

Syrian chemical attacks spark horrific memories for Iraqi Kurds, gassed by Saddam

Images of tiny bodies foaming at the mouth and gasping for air following the suspected chemical attack in Douma, Syria, has brought back haunting memories for many across the border in Iraqi-Kurdistan.<p>Nearly 30 years ago, it was the Kurds who were the first victims of a horrific chemical …

Middle East

Turkish Army Penetrates Deeper in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Turkish army continues to build a military base in the Balkaya Mountain near the Turkish border with Iraq amid reports of a deeper incursion into …

Middle East

Security in Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG)

At least 15 journalists were assaulted and seven detained while covering widespread protests across Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq between March 25 …

Middle East

CPJ: TV crews assaulted, detained covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

BEIRUT,— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday called on Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government to investigate immediately attacks against …

Middle East

Indians kidnapped in Iraq: I was told not to speak about the death of other hostages, says survivor Harjit Masih

<i>Harjit Masih of Punjab, the only survivor among the 40 Indian men kidnapped in Mosul in Iraq by the Islamic State in 2014,</i> <i>says that after his return</i> …

India News

Turkey Partially Reopens Airspace to Flights from Kurdistan

Turkey announced on Friday that it was partially reopening its airspace to flights from Erbil in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, announced Prime Minister …

Middle East

Iran ratcheting up assaults on Iraqi Kurds

One of the most conflict-affected areas in Iraq is currently the northern Kurdish region. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) recently pointed …

Middle East

Direct foreign air links restored with Iraqi Kurdistan

SULAIMANIYAH (IRAQ) (AFP) -<p>Direct international flights resumed Tuesday from Sulaimaniyah airport in Iraqi Kurdistan, a week after Baghdad lifted an almost six-month-long blockade on the region's foreign air links.<p>A cargo plane carrying electronic devices touched down from the United Arab Emirates, …

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