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1 November, 2017 4:03 AM Iraq to hold parliamentary elections in May 2018

Baghdad: The Iraqi government has decided to hold the parliamentary elections on May 15, 2018, with a condition that parties which have armed wings will not participate in the polls. A statement by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi`s office said on Tuesday "the cabinet voted in favor of a decision of holding the parliamentary elections on May 15, 2018, and the federal 59

27 October, 2017 10:35 AM Erbil marathon cancelled amid declining security

Airport closures and skirmishes between Iraqi and Kurdish forces led organisers to call off the event. Erbil, Iraq - An international marathon scheduled to take place in northern Iraq has been cancelled amid concerns over security, as tensions between Baghdad and Erbil continue to rise. Billed as a show of, "love, peace and non-violence in Iraq", the Erbil 44

14 October, 2017 12:20 PM Tension flares in flashpoint town as Kurdish-Iraqi crisis escalates

BAGHDAD: Tension flared on Saturday in the ethnically mixed Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu after a clash between Kurdish and Shi’ite Turkmen political parties divided over the independence of the Kurdistan region, security sources said on Saturday. A dozen Kurdish families were displaced from the predominantly Turkmen district of Askari to Kurdish neighbourhoods 57

2 October, 2017 8:59 AM Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad

Baghdad: Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa. Foreigners who had entered the northern autonomous region on regional visas not recognised by Baghdad could previously not travel to other parts of Iraq. "Any person can leave 60

1 October, 2017 1:38 PM Iraqi PM presses case for Baghdad to receive Kurdistan oil revenue

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday pressed the case for the central government in Baghdad to receive the income from Kurdistan's oilfields, saying the money would be used to pay Kurdish civil servants. Seeking to control the oil income from the autonomous Kurdish region is central to Abadi's strategy after the Kurdish referendum 37

27 September, 2017 5:17 PM Kurdistan rejects Iraq's demand to hand over airports, Baghdad readies air ban

In accordance with the Iraqi CAA`s directive, regional airlines began altering their flight schedules.  Iraq: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday rejected an Iraqi central government ultimatum to hand control of its international airports to Baghdad after Kurds voted to create an independent state in a disputed referendum. The escalating 210

26 September, 2017 2:20 AM Oil markets take a breather after jump the day before

Oil markets took a breather on Tuesday after prices jumped more than 3 percent in the previous session, with Turkey threatening to cut crude flows from Iraq's Kurdistan region to the outside world. Global marker Brent hit a two-year high on Monday, helped by output curbs by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers 28

25 September, 2017 3:42 PM Kirkuk declares curfew after Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum

The curfew was announced in statement from the Kurdish-led governorate of the northern Iraqi city. The governorate of Kirkuk declared an overnight curfew in the Iraqi oil city as tension simmered following a referendum on independence organised by the local Kurdish authorities but rejected by the central government in Baghdad. Kurdistan Regional Government 28

12 September, 2017 10:03 PM Iraq Parliament votes against Kurdistan referendum

Baghdad: The Iraqi House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to reject a poll on Kurdish regional independence. The Parliament urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take all measures needed to maintain unity of Iraq and to launch a serious dialogue between Baghdad and Kurdistan region to solve pending issues, Xinhua news agency cited the Iraq media 84

26 August, 2017 12:19 PM France pledges continued support to stabilize post-Islamic State Iraq

Baghdad: France will assist in reconstruction and reconciliation efforts in Iraq as it emerges from the war with Islamic State, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday after talks with Iraqi officials in Baghdad. France is a main partner in the US-led coalition helping Baghdad to fight the militants who seized parts of Iraq and Syria 61