Tag Archives | Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)

UN: Political Infighting in KRI "Very Disturbing"

By John Lee. The UN Secretary General's special representative for Iraq has expressed concern over the infighting between the main political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan. In a statement on Twitter, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said: "Ongoing political infighting in KRI is very disturbing. "Once again, we call on all parties to work in the interest of all […]

Parliament Brawl in Iraqi Kurdistan raises Questions

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Parliament brawl in Iraqi Kurdistan raises questions about d├ętente Ministers belonging to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are again participating in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet meetings, having ended a six-month boycott. […]

Turkey shuts Airspace to Sulaimaniyah Flights

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey shuts its airspace to Sulaimaniyah flights citing Kurdish militants The move is likely retaliation against ties between Kurdish militants and the Iraqi Kurdish Patriotic Union Party (PUK). Click […]

You Don't Solve Issues by Running Away -- KRG PM

By Andrew Parasiliti for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 'You don't solve issues by running away,' says Iraq's KRG PM Masrour Barzani, in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, discusses the dispute with the rival PUK party; relations with […]

Party Leadership Battle Reignites in Iraqi Kurdistan

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Deep Dive: Article 140 and the future of Iraq's Turkmens The long-running leadership struggle within one of Iraqi Kurdistan's two main parties has reignited. Contradictory court rulings have been issued on whether Patriotic […]

Iraqi Parliament Approves final Two Cabinet Ministers

By John Lee. Iraq's parliament has reportedly approved two candidates for the two remaining vacant ministries in Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani's cabinet. The KDP's Bangin Rekani was approved as the Minister of Construction and Housing, while the PUK's Nizar Mohammed [Nizar Amedi] was confirmed as the Minister of the Environment. These two appointments, both […]

Iraqi Kurds protest over Economy, Alleged Mismanagement

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurds take to the streets over economy, alleged mismanagement The Kurdistan region of Iraq has been rocked by protests over deteriorating economic conditions and alleged mismanagement by the authorities. Urged by the […]

Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking Refuge in Europe

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking refuge in Europe The heartbreaking drama of thousands of migrants, many of them Iraqi Kurds, stranded along the Belarusian border with Poland, where they encounter dire conditions in […]

Family "Power Grab" raises Fears of Intra-Kurdish Violence

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Family power grab in Iraqi Kurdistan raises fears of intra-Kurdish violence Talabanis strip their cousin of all powers amid a power struggle in the Kurdistan Regional Government's Patriotic Union […]

Talabani Family Feud at Center of PUK Power Struggle

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Talabani family feud at center of power struggle in Iraqi Kurdistan party The apparent takeover of the Iraqi Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party by Bafel Talabani is more family […]

Iraqi Kurdistan "Discards Idea of Democracy"

Iraqi Kurdistan's Authoritarian Turn: Western ally 'Discards idea of Democracy' Writing in the Financial Times, Chloe Cornish says the arrest and conviction of journalists and activists In Iraqi Kurdistan has revived concerns over a government dominated by two clans, the Barzanis and the Talabanis. Click here to read the full article (subscription required)