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Kurdish Arbil 'becoming base for militants'

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month. Maliki is

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Film uses soccer to depict life in Iraqi Kurdistan

A former Bahrain resident has co-produced a film that uses football to depict life in Iraqi Kurdistan.   The timing for the announcement could hardly be more appropriate, with the world's news agenda currentl

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Kerry seeks Kurds' help to halt Iraq violence

US Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.

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After Kirkuk, Kurds want quarter of Iraq oil revenue

A bolder Kurdistan, a bulwark against ISIL forces and strengthened by the seizure of the oil city of Kirkuk, wants a greater share of Iraq's oil revenue. The Kurdistan Regional Government believes its share of total Iraqi oil

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Dana Gas ops in Iraqi Kurdistan normal

Abu Dhabi-listed energy firm Dana Gas, one of the largest oil and gas investors in Iraqi Kurdistan, said on Sunday its operations there had not been affected by fighting elsewhere in the country in recent days. The insurgent offen

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Iraqi Kurdistan ships 2nd oil cargo via Turkey

A second tanker carrying piped crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has departed Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday.   Yildiz said the tanker sailed towards

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Under pressure, Italy warns oil traders off Kurdish tanker

Italy has warned oil traders they face potential legal action from Baghdad if they buy disputed exports of crude from Iraqi Kurdistan, in the latest setback for the autonomous region in its struggle with the central government over oil sales.

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Iraq threatens action against Kurdish oil buyers

Iraq threatened on Sunday to take legal action against any buyer of oil exported via a new pipeline from the autonomous Kurdistan region to Turkey. The first cargo of piped oil from Kurdistan left Turkish shores 10 days ago aboard

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Israel, US 'import disputed oil from Kurdistan'

Israeli and US oil refineries have joined the growing list of customers for crude from Iraqi Kurdistan, a region locked in a bitter struggle with the central government in Baghdad that says the sales are illegal. The US imported i

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$46bn projects to boost Kurdish economy

The Kurdistan region of Iraq is set to launch $46 billion worth of projects in the energy, construction, tourism and basic infrastructure sectors as part of its efforts to boost the region's economy. Kurdistan has long been co

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