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Mother Teresa Memorial Award: Sold as sex slave by IS, Yazidi woman to receive award for Kurdistan govt

November 03, 2019 10:21 am

As per the Kurdistan government data, from 2014 till September this year, the office has rescued 3,515 Yazidis from IS strongholds.

Referendum crisis: Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

October 17, 2017 7:41 am

A dozen armoured vehicles arrived at the city's provincial government headquarters and took up positions nearby, alongside local police. They pulled down the Kurdish flag and left the Iraqi flag flying.

Kurd referendum crisis: Crude oil jumps as fighting in Iraq's oil-rich Kirkuk shuts output

October 16, 2017 8:38 pm

On Monday, Iraq's Kurdistan briefly shut down some 350,000 barrels per day (bpd) of production from major fields Bai Hassan and Avana due to security concerns.

Referendum crisis: Iraq warns Kurdistan not to shut down Kirkuk oil flows

October 16, 2017 7:52 pm

"The oil ministry warned the Kurdish authorities not to attempt any action that would cause crude oil flow disruption from Kirkuk oilfield," a spokesman for North Oil Company said.

Kurdish leader, first non-Arab President of Iraq- Jalal Talabani dies in Germany: State TV

October 03, 2017 8:23 pm

Jalal Talabani died in Germany, according to Erbil-based Rudaw TV, which reported earlier in the day that his health had deterioted.

Kurd referendum: Israel denies Turkish claim of involvement in independence vote

October 01, 2017 7:10 pm

Israel has been the only country to openly support Kurdish independence, with Netanyahu backing "the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to attain a state of its own."

Kurd referendum: Iran bans crude transportation from Iraq's Kurdistan

September 30, 2017 10:39 pm

Iran, Turkey, Iraq and the US have rejected the results of referendum in the Kurdish region, which voted for independence on September 25. 

Kurd Referendum: Oil markets take a breather after jump the day before

September 26, 2017 9:02 am

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic referendum on independence from Baghdad

September 25, 2017 1:28 pm

Millions are expected to vote across the three provinces that make up the Kurdish autonomous region, as well as residents in disputed territories- areas claimed by both Baghdad and the Kurds, including the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Voting starts in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum

September 25, 2017 11:04 am

The vote, expected to deliver a comfortable "yes" for independence, is not binding and is meant to give Massoud Barzani's KRG a mandate to negotiate secession of the oil-producing region with Baghdad and the neighbouring states.