kurdistan

After Trump's betrayal, unity among Syrian Kurds is timely – opinion

Syrian Kurds are now happy and hopeful after the two main Kurdish political parties reached an initial agreement on the common political vision and Kurdish unity.

By TAMR HUSSEIN
23/06/2020
Cheap oil is latest threat to Kurdish region

The Kurdistan region is challenged by the incredibly low oil prices, so that its 250,000 barrels of exports are worth far less than any money it expected to get from Baghdad.

Coronavirus cause for lackluster Middle Eastern Newroz celebrations

Across the Middle East the traditional events have been cancelled but nevertheless people are actively remembering better times in the past and hoping for next year’s celebrations free from the virus

A FIGHTER with Iraqi forces looks away as his weapon fires ISIS targets in
How ISIS operates in Iraq’s disputed territories

Communal distrust, feud between Kurdistan and Baghdad create security vacuum

By THE MEDIA LINE
27/02/2020
A headquarters building of Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) burns after being torched b
Some from Mosul lament rule by Iran-backed Hashd militias

Hassan, a Kurdish resident of Iraqi city, tells The Media Line: ‘I want to return, but I’m afraid’

By MEDIA LINE
13/02/2020
Kurds are betrayed by the Zagros Mountains

The mountains effectively exiled the Kurds, and the exile has had immense ramifications

By FARHANG FARAYDOON NAMDAR
03/02/2020
A MEMBER of the Iraqi security forces takes down a Kurdish flag in Kirkuk, Iraq.
Iran and US tensions put Kurdistan region in difficult position

The Kurdistan Regional Government is concerned that US-Iran tensions could result in a renewed rise of ISIS.

Hanukkah celebration lights up Iraqi Kurdistan at prophet's tomb

Around 20 Kurdish Jews gathered in the town to celebrate the "festival of lights." Some came from Israel, but the majority were from the three provinces that make up Iraqi Kurdistan.

02/01/2020
A Kurdistan Region Peshmerga looks out at ISIS positions from his frontline near Kirkuk in 2015
Kurdistan region of Iraq warned about pro-Iran militia threat years ago

The autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government has been wary of changes in Baghdad over the last ten years as pro-Iranian groups have grown in power.

IRAQI SECURITY FORCES on patrol.
Iraq in turmoil - Analysis

It is obvious that some sort of resolution on the political front is still a long way off.

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