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Nechirvan Barzani elected President of KRI, amid Boycott

By John Lee. Kurdistan's regional parliament has reportedly elected Nechirvan Barzani (pictured) as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) had been serving as prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The vote was boycotted by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) -- the region’s […]

PM calls to end Boycott of Saudi Products

By John Lee. Newly-appointed prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has called for an end to the boycott by a number of governorates of products from neighbouring countries, including Saudi Arabia. He urged those provinces to instead develop their economies through regional cooperation, particularly with neighbouring states. A number of provincial councils, including Baghdad, Basra and Najaf, […]