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US launches air strikes near Arbil, Mosul dam

The US on Saturday conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Arbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said. The Mosul dam, Iraq's biggest, fell under control of Islamic Sta

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US strikes Islamic State targets near Arbil again

The United States conducted new air strikes on Islamic State targets near Arbil, the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, the US military's Central Command said on Sunday. The strikes, launched by drone aircra

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Emirates Airline suspends flights to Arbil

Dubai's Emirates said on Saturday it had suspended flights to the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil due to increased security concerns, UAE's state news agency (Wam) reported. An Emirates spokesman said the airline will continue

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Etihad re-routes flights over Iraq

Etihad Airways has announced that it will re-route its flights to avoid conflict airspace in Iraq. The decision follows the deterioration of the security situation in parts of the country. Etihad Airways on Thursday

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Foreigners flee Arbil; Kurds buy arms

With Islamist militants just 30 minutes drive away, foreign oil workers are moving out of Iraq's Kurdish capital by the hundreds and business is booming in the city's arms market. Spared a decade of sectarian conflict in t

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Emirates to stop flights to Arbil

Emirates airline is set to stop flights to Arbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, in northern Iraq, from August 12, said a report. The decision comes at the back of the struggle of Iraqi and Kurdish forces to counte

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More Kurd troops into standoff with Iraq army

Iraq's Kurdish region has sent reinforcements to a disputed area where its troops are involved in a standoff with the Iraqi army, a senior Kurdish military official said, despite calls on both sides for dialogue to calm the situation.

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Kurdistan agrees to raise oil exports in 2013

Iraqi Kurdistan has agreed to export 250,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) in 2013 if Baghdad pays operators in the autonomous region, the Kurdish regional government (KRG) said, a move to ease their dispute over control of the country's crud

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Kurdistan may export oil products next year

Iraqi Kurdistan will refine enough crude to satisfy local demand by next year, and may even begin exporting some products, Kurdistan's energy minister said on Monday. Energy exports from the autonomous region are a sensitive i

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Qatar Airways to fly Erbil, Baghdad

Qatar Airways, the country's flag carrier airline, will launch flights to Iraqi ciites of Erbil and Baghdad in May and June respectively. The two cities will be served four times a week, said a report in Gulf News. 'We

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