Kurdistan Regional Government

Iraq to pay Kurdish Peshmerga, civil servants, says PM

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - 05:22 GMT

The Iraqi government plans to soon start paying the salaries of Kurdish Peshmerga and civil servants working for the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Iraqi PM Abadi insists on Kurdish independence referendum cancellation

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 10:21 GMT

Iraq's PM insisted on Thursday that the Kurdish independence referendum be declared void.

Kurdistan never intended to engage in war with Iraq - KRG

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 12:38 GMT

The ‭Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) never intended to engage in a war with the Iraqi army, minister Falah Mustafa Bakir,told CNN in an interview.

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 09:16 GMT

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday's takeover of the region by Iraqi forces

Iraqi officials deny plan to attack Kurds

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 07:59 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi firmly denied on Thursday preparations for a military attack on Kurdistan, and warned against going back to sectarian .

Kurds offer talks with Baghdad over airport, banks ban

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 08:51 GMT

The Kurdistan Regional Government offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks after an independence.

Kurdistan region says Iraqi forces ''preparing major attack'' in Kirkuk

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 - 06:16 GMT

Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are "preparing a major attack" on Kurdish forces in Kirkuk, said the Kurdistan Regional Gov't.

Erdogan threatens Kurdistan: “It would pay the price”

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 - 08:39 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Saturday Kurdistan Regional Government saying.

Kurdistan region refuses to hand over border crossings to Iraqi gov.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 12:42 GMT

The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq refused to relinquish control of its border crossings to the Iraqi government, Erbil-based TV Rudaw said on Friday.

Iraq's Sistani opposes secession of Kurdish region

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 11:39 GMT

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani opposes the secession of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, as his representative said in a Friday sermon on his behalf.

Iraq gives Kurdistan 3 days to hand over control of airports

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 07:30 GMT

The Iraqi government gave the Kurdistan Regional Government three days to hand over control of its airports to avoid an international air embargo - al-Abadi.

Iraqi VP Ayad Allawi proposed seven-item national initiative

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 03:42 GMT

Iraq’s Vice-President Ayad Allawi proposed a seven-item "national initiative" Monday to solve the current crisis.

Kurdistan condemns Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish killing 7 civilians

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 10:03 GMT

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) condemned Thursday Turkish airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region's border that left seven civilians killed.