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Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain

Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the

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Trafigura helped Iraqi Kurds defy Baghdad to sell oil

Trafigura, one of the world's biggest commodities trading firms, played a pivotal role in helping Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region export oil, which the Iraqi government considered illegal, three sou

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Iraqi government reaches deal with Kurds on oil, budget

Iraq's government reached a formal agreement with Kurdish regional authorities to end a protracted dispute over oil exports and budget payments to the semi-autonomous Kurdish region.   Finance Min

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Iraq's oil exports rising in October despite unrest

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing, a further sign that fighting has not derailed an expansion of supplies from Opec's second-largest producer.

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Iraq's oil exports rising in October despite unrest

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing, a further sign that fighting has not derailed an expansion of supplies from Opec's second-largest producer.

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As Kurds regain ground in Iraq, new challenges emerge

The changing fortunes of war in northern Iraq are recorded in layers of graffiti daubed on the walls of villages overrun by Islamic State militants this summer, but since re-appropriated by Kurdish peshmerga forces. "Bravo pe

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Iraq refiles case in US court over disputed Kurdish crude

Iraq has refiled in US court to gain control of $100 million of Kurdish crude oil on a tanker near Texas, days after the court ruled it lacked jurisdiction to seize the cargo but said it could hear arguments over who is the oil's rightful

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Disputed Kurdish oil tanker reappears off Texas coast

A tanker carrying disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil reappeared on satellite tracking near Texas, days after having gone silent with a $100 million cargo, but the latest vessel data showed it had not offloaded at sea.  

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Kurds use well-oiled lobbying to plead for help in US

When radical Islamic forces threatening to dismember Iraq unexpectedly captured several towns from the Peshmerga Kurdish fighters last weekend, the Kurds' public relations machine quickly seized on the setback to boost their case in Washingt

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Iraqi Kurdish oil nears US port despite concerns

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just two days away from arriving at a US port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's long-standing concern over independent oil sales

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