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Political Union in Kurdistan – Peace, or Civil War?

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. Will New Political Union in Kurdistan Equal Political Peace – Or Civil War? Recently two of Iraqi Kurdistan’s major political parties united. The other major party doesn’t like this – […]

The Myth of a Tripartite Iraq

By Denise Natali for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and breakdown of the Iraqi state, ethno-sectarian partition has become a popular political mantra. The assumption is that a federal state based on three autonomous regions — […]

Yazidis Return Home to Face Economic Blockade

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. Iraq’s Yazidis Return Home To Face Cruel Economic Blockade Many of the Yazidis who were so brutalised by the extremist Islamic State group have returned home – but now they […]

KRG, Iran make Progress on Oil Pipeline Deal

By John Lee. Iran and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have reportedly agreed the technical details of a plan to build a pipeline that could transfer as much as 250,000 bpd of Kurdish oil to Iran. Taha Zangana (pictured), the KRG’s deputy minister of natural resources, told Al Jazeera: “We [the KRG and Iran] have an […]

KRG Completes May Payment to DNO, Genel

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 24.28 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as a second payment towards May crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. With the receipt of USD 15.00 million earlier this week, the payment completes settlement of the total invoiced […]

KRG Taxes Agricultural Products from Iraq

By John Lee. Kurdistan24 reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Agriculture has decided to impose a tax on some products imported from other parts of Iraq. KRG Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Abdulstar Majid, said that the his Department is aware that imposing a tax on goods within a country is […]

DNO, Genel Energy, confirm Tawke Payments

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 15.0 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as partial payment to DNO and partner Genel Energy plc for May crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. The total invoiced amount for May is USD 39.28 […]

KRG, Russia discuss Cooperation in Energy Field

On the sidelines of the SPIEF’16 – St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his delegation met Mr. Alexander Novak, Russian Minister of Energy. Minister Novka welcomed the participation of Prime Minister Barzani and his delegation at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, stressing the need to further develop the old […]

KRG Ready for New Oil Deal with Baghdad

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is reported to be ready to strike an agreement with the central government in Baghdad to increase oil exports. KRG spokesman Safeen Dizayee told Reuters it would be willing to sell its oil through Baghdad if it was guaranteed a monthly revenue of $1 billion: “If Baghdad […]

Will Iraqi-Kurdish Conflict Break Out in Nineveh?

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Gen. Hadi Halabjayi and his peshmerga troops were getting settled in the new territory in the Khazir area they had captured from the Islamic State (IS) in late May after a day and a […]

After The Islamic State, Kirkuk Plans Independence

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. As extremists are driven out of northern Iraq, the much contested Kirkuk province looks to the future. Politicians are discussing their options, including becoming an independent region. There are all […]