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Ban extended on international flights to Iraqi Kurdistan
The Iraqi authorities have extended the ban until February 28th. Only internal connections still active. Central authorities want to keep pressure on the regional leadership. Kurdish Premier: "Collective punishment" imposed by Baghdad.
30/10/2017 14:05:00 IRAQ
Chaldean patriarch: Christians fleeing the conflict between Kurds and Iraqis, fears of a new exodus
Mar Sako denounces the new wave of violence that has hit "the towns of Nineveh." Many residents have fled and breathe a "renewed atmosphere of anxiety and fear". Kurdish President Barzani announces his retirement. And he charges Baghdad, Washington and internal opponents, guilty of treason.
20/10/2017 10:13:00 IRAQ
Erbil and Baghdad propose tentative dialogue, crux of referendum
The regional authorities open to talks with the central government according to Constitution and in a perspective of partnership. An Iraqi court orders the arrest of Kurdish President Kosrat Rasul. First frictions within political leadership in Erbil after the "cataclysm" that led to the loss of territories occupied after the US invasion.
19/10/2017 09:03:00 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch Appeal: People Before Oil, No More Conflict
In a letter to the President of the Republic, Sako urges "cooperation" between Iraqi leaders. The goal is to create a "modern and strong civilian" nation, capable of initiating economic, social and cultural reforms. The Iraqi army takes a large portion of Nineveh and Diyala from the Kurds. Fears for Teleskof and Alqosh.
27/09/2017 10:32:00 IRAQ - IRAN - TURKEY
Barzani: overwhelming victory of "yes" to referendum. Ankara and Tehran against Erbil
Turnout of 78% out of a total of 5.3 million registered voters. Polls indicate 90% in favor but the official results are still awaited. Baghdad takes control of Kurdistan airports. Erdogan threatens to starve the Kurds and fuels fears of "ethnic conflict." Iran fears "political chaos" and the Kurdish-Israeli alliance.
09/04/2009 IRAQ – TURKEY – UNITED STATES
Obama in the Mideast: Iraq as the best ally of the United States
The objectives of the new US president are the same as those of his predecessor. More than Turkey Iraq could become the real stabilising factor in the region, on the condition however that the goals associated with security and economic development are met. Iran is the greatest challenge for peace.
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