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US congratulates Iraqis on their new President

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:24

The US has congratulated the Iraqis on the election of their new President Mohammed Fuad Masoum.

Iraq`s new president Masum: Thinker and fighter

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 05:05

Quiet and bookish, Iraq`s president-elect Fuad Masum is different from jocular incumbent Jalal Talabani, but sharp political skills forged in the long battle for Kurdish self-determination are common to both.

Kurds agree on Fuad Masum for Iraq president: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 07:15

Veteran Iraqi politician Fuad Masum was almost guaranteed to become Iraq`s next president after the main Kurdish blocs in parliament agreed on his candidacy Thursday.

Iraqi Kurdistan`s independence would be `catastrophic`: Egypt President

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:28

Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned the independence of Iraq`s Kurdish region would be "catastrophic" and cause the Middle East to splinter along ethnic and religious lines, newspapers reported Monday.

Iraq chaos fuels Kurds` independence dream, but hurdles remain

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:32

A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state.

AI sending Boeing 777 plane to bring back nurses from Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:56

Air India is sending a Boeing 777 aircraft to bring back 46 nurses and other Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq.

Indian workers in Iraq face wrath of locals

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:11

Forty seven Indian workers in Kurdistan in strife-torn Iraq are facing attacks from local workers as the Iraqis feel they are taking away their jobs, a Kerala worker said, adding they wanted to return to India.

Turkey to present Kurdish reform bill within days: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:22

The Turkish government aims to present to parliament in the coming days a reform bill to advance its peace process with Kurdish militants, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said.

Kerry in Kurdistan to urge leaders to be part of national government

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:58

US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday to urge its leaders not to withdraw from the political process in Baghdad after their forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk.

Attack on Kurdish party office in north Iraq kills at least 16

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 16:17

At least 16 people were killed on Monday in a bomb attack on the Kurdish PUK party offices in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmato, a local official said.

Turkey begins exporting Iraqi Kurdistan oil: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 14:46

Turkey has begun exporting oil supplies from Iraqi Kurdistan to international markets, its energy minister said today.

Kurdistan tourist towns last resort for Iraqi refugees

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:52

The holiday season has yet to begin, but hotels in the mountain resort towns of Iraq`s Kurdistan region are already fully booked.