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Erbil, Kurdistan ( – KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has issued a statement regarding the mass exodus of Christian families from the city of Mosul. He has called upon the people of Kurdistan to help these families, as well as urging the international community to provide emergency aid and relief to the people who were […]

AL-KHAZAR CAMP, July 17, 2014 (AFP) – The head of the UN’s refugee agency praised Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan for welcoming hundreds of thousands of displaced people and urged the world to offer it “massive” support. Antonio Guterres told reporters during a visit to the Al-Khazar camp for displaced Iraqis that he was “humbled […]

The New York Times ~ By ZALMAY KHALILZAD JULY 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — In the coming weeks, Iraq’s leaders must make existential decisions. If they cannot form a unity government led by a new prime minister and motivate Sunni moderates and tribes to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Iraq is likely to […]

Erbil, Kurdistan ( Under Article 112 of the Iraqi Constitution, the Iraqi federal government is legally required to distribute oil and gas revenues from present fields “in a fair manner in proportion to the population distribution in all parts of the country.” Under Article 112, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is entitled to 17% of […]

Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq ( / – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani visited the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament yesterday, requesting the Parliament to immediately undertake the task of creating an independent electoral commission for the Region, and to begin preparations for holding a referendum for the people of Kurdistan to decide their future. In […]

Washington DC, USA ( – A high level delegation this week met United States government officials, including the Vice President and Secretary of State, as well as foreign policy experts, think tanks, business leaders, non-governmental organisations, and the media to discuss the crisis sweeping Iraq. Dr Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to President Masoud Barzani, […]

FRI, 27 JUN | Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Immediately after the KRG’s first export shipment on the United Leadership vessel in Ceyhan Terminal, the Iraqi Federal Oil Minister (the “Minister”) submitted a formal request to the Federal Supreme Court in Baghdad, (the “Court”) asking the Court to rule against the KRG Ministry of […]

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