Tag Archives | Barzani

New Oil Deal Still Under Discussion

By Simon Kent. Kurdish and Iraqi officials are still thrashing out details of a more sustainable and far reaching oil revenue and exports deal, following the resumption of federal oil exports into the Kurdish pipeline from Kirkuk. Last week, 100,000 bpd of Kirkuk crude from Baba Gorgor, Jambour and Khabbaz, three fields in the giant Kirkuk […]

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NOC Allows Kirkuk Oil to Enter Kurdish Pipeline

By Simon Kent. Heightening speculation that  a new, comprehensive deal may be reached between the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad over oil exports and revenues, news has emerged that the federal North Oil Company (NOC) is allowing exports of Kirkuk crude via the Kurdish pipeline through Turkey. This could add up to 150,000 bpd […]

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Finland Boosts Training Mission

By Simon Kent. Finland is set to increase its training and assistance mission to Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, sending an extra 50 commandos to help the Kurds  counter improvised explosive devices and other ISIS tactics. The move came amid some debate in the Finnish parliament, but MPs’ concerns were assuaged by the fact that the […]

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Next Pres of Iraq: Barzani Secretly Bound for Baghdad?

By Miran Hussein. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Now that Massoud Barzani has ensured he is Iraqi Kurdistan’s President for another two years, many are wondering if he’s actually gunning for an even better […]

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Video: Maliki Makes Rare Visit to Kurdistan

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s prime minister has made a rare visit to the country’s self-ruled northern Kurdish region in an attempt to mend ties between the Kurds and the central government in Baghdad. Nouri al-Maliki on […]

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Video: Debate – Iraqi Kurdistan Presidency

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A political analyst says tensions are likely to increase between Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region and the central government. President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani has stated intention to run for a third […]

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Video: Kurdish Opposition Against Pres Barzani

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Discussions over the possibility of re-electing the president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region for a third term in office have raised controversy. The Kurdish opposition is firmly against extending Masoud Barzani’s time in office. […]

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Barzani to Host Summit as Political Crisis Worsens

By Bushra Al Mudhafar for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It seems that a prospective national meeting of political parties in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, is imminent. But questions remain as to whether such a meeting can […]

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KRG Pres Barzani meets Russian FM Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted President Masoud Barzani in the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday for discussions on “bilateral relations” and the situation in Iraq and Syria. In today’s meeting, both sides emphasized the need to strengthen relations between Russia on the one hand and Iraq and the Kurdistan Region on the other. Foreign […]

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Is Barzani Assuming Talabani’s Role As Mediator in Iraq?

By Abdel Hamid Zebari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Following Barzani’s return from his European tour at the end of last week, a series of meetings has been held in the region between Kurdish factions under Barzani’s supervision and […]

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Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

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