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Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court spokesman said.
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Kurdish Pawn Sacrificed On The Middle East Chessboard – OpEd

Polls, referendums and declarations of independence have become a 21st century fashion, but none can claim much success. South Sudan has been a hotbed of civil strife ever since it broke away from..
Eurasia Review

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News video: Iraq moves to take key border crossing into Turkey from Kurds

Iraq moves to take key border crossing into Turkey from Kurds 01:42

Iraq is moving to take control of a key border crossing into Turkey from the Kurdish Regional Government.
Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -

News video: Masoud Barzani's 12-year presidency ends with Kurds secession bid

Masoud Barzani's 12-year presidency ends with Kurds secession bid 02:04

Masoud Barzani says he won't stand for re-election and his term in office ends in two days. He was the driving force behind last month's controversial Kurdish referendum on secession, which the Iraqi..
Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -

News video: The legacy of outgoing Kurdish President Masoud Barzani

The legacy of outgoing Kurdish President Masoud Barzani 01:50

After years of fighting with the Peshmerga and more in the Kurdistan Regional Government to lead Iraq's Kurdish region towards secession, Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond..
Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -

News video: Nashville Kurds Protest Iraqi Government

Nashville Kurds Protest Iraqi Government 00:45

The local Kurdish community gathered in Nashville Wednesday to protest the Iraqi government and support Kurdish independence.
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News video: Kurds offer referendum 'freeze' to appease Baghdad

Kurds offer referendum 'freeze' to appease Baghdad 01:12

The Kurdish Regional Government has offered to freeze its independence referendum in a bid to end fighting between Iraqi and Peshmerga forces. Jacob Greaves reports.
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Iraq Struggles To Keep Oil Exports Elevated

Since the Kurdish referendum in late September, when Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted for independence from Iraq, there has been a drop in crude flows through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline, as tension has..

Iraq Oil Revenue Not Enough For Sustainable Development

iraq oil revenue not enough for sustainable development
Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, Oil revenues still are *not high enough to allow the Iraqi government to fund the reconstruction of the country,* according to Iraqi Prime Minister..
Zero Hedge

Royally Political Purge In Riyadh – Analysis

By Kabir Taneja* The recent turn of events in Saudi Arabia have been nothing short of a Hollywood thriller with Family, King, Princes, neighbouring countries and missile attacks all thrown into..
Eurasia Review

What’s Going On In The Middle East? – Analysis

By Pier Francesco Zarcone* The military breakthrough in the Syrian war appears to be definitive … at least according to Robert S. Ford, former U.S. ambassador to Syria. Even though the conflict..
Eurasia Review

What next for Iraq after the failed Kurdish referendum?

It is likely that the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil will not be resolved and will escalate again in the future.
Al Jazeera

Coalition Missteps In Iraq – OpEd

It began with arming the Iraqi Kurds. The September 25 non-binding referendum on Kurdistan did not help and should never have happened. Both are signs of the continuing bankruptcy of US and coalition..
Eurasia Review

UN urges Iraq, Kurds to hold talks

un urges iraq, kurds to hold talks
The UN Security Council has urged the Iraqi government and regional leaders in Kurdistan to set a timetable for talks to end a crisis triggered by last month's Kurdish referendum on independence.The..
All India Radio

Iraq Conflict Won’t Trigger Oil Rally

The standoff between the Iraqi government and Kurdistan over the past month helped push up oil prices, due to the idling of a sizable portion of the country’s crude oil exports. But Iraq probably..

In Kurdistan we need change, not theatrics

The Kurdish referendum was about political power games, not about independence.
Al Jazeera

Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Bafel Talabani – the son of late Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani – blasted the decision of the Kurdish leadership to go ahead with a referendum on..
France 24

Iraqi PM says Kurdish referendum 'a thing of the past', calls for dialogue

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday the Kurdish independence referendum held last month in northern Iraq "is finished and has become a thing of the past".
Reuters India

Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike..
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Casualties Reported After Iraqi Troops Enter Oil Rich Kurdish City Of Kirkuk; Oil Spikes

casualties reported after iraqi troops enter oil rich kurdish city of kirkuk; oil spikes
In a major escalation involving the disputed Iraqi Kurdish region, which last month declared independence following a referendum which was not recognized by any of its neighbors or Baghdad (in fact,..
Zero Hedge

Kurdish referendum: Iraqi government denies claims it is mounting an attack on contested city

Baghdad says Kurdish Regional Government's allegation army and Shia paramilitaries are 'preparing major attack' to retake contested city is baseless

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