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Who are the Kurds? -

Iraqi Kurds last month backed independence from Baghdad in a controversial referendum that has heightened regional tensions. Indigenous to a mountain region in the northern Middle East, the Kurds are the largest stateless nation in the world. The ...and more »

As Kurdish Borders Close, War of Words Heats Up - New York Times

ERBIL, Iraq — The president of Iraq's Kurdish region warned on Friday that the Kurds might be forced to retaliate if the central government persists with what his spokesman called a “very aggressive” stance toward the pro-independence referendum.and more »

After the Vote, Does the Kurdish Dream of Independence Have a Chance? - New York Times

ERBIL, Iraq — After a century of yearning, the Kurds of Iraq have managed, at last, to pull off a vote for independence, but not without antagonizing nearly everyone in perhaps the world's most volatile region. The question now is whether an arid ...and more »

Boursa Kuwait promoted to an 'emerging market' - Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti economists foresee significant growth of traded liquidity at Boursa Kuwait after its promotion to the level of an emerging market, thus boosting the prospects for a much healthier status of the national economy. Classifying Boursa ...and more »

The Observer view on the Kurdish referendum - The Guardian

The Kurds' hunger for self-rule must not be denied by dark forces imposing their will on the region. Sat 30 Sep 2017 19.05 EDT Last modified on Fri 1 Dec 2017 21.39 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...and more »

Kurdish referendum: UN offers to help resolve Iraqi Kurds' independence crisis - The Independent

The United Nations has offered to help “solve the problem” between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over a Kurdish independence referendum held on Monday, the Iraqi foreign ministry has said. Almost 93 per cent of Iraqi ...and more »

Iraq imposes flight ban on Kurdish region after poll -

A ban on international flights into Iraq's Kurdish region has gone into effect after the central government in Baghdad retaliated against a vote for secession that has also drawn opposition from neighbouring countries. Iraq's Kurds overwhelmingly ...and more »

What next for Kurdistan? - The Economist

CALLING a referendum on Kurdish independence in Iraq was the easy part. The difficulty after the vote on September 25th concerns the route ahead. The vote took place in the three provinces that make up Iraqi Kurdistan, and in the contiguous Iraqi ...and more »

The Turn of the Kurds - Project Syndicate

There is not and should not be any automatic right of self-determination, not least because a world of frequent secession would be in even greater disarray than the world we already have. To gain international recognition, secessionist entities should ...and more »

In Iraqi Kurdistan, hope tainted by disappointment over European response -

Iraqi Kurds take part in a demonstration at Arbil airport, in the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, after the central government ordered the indefinite halt to all foreign flights to and from Iraqi Kurdistan on September 29, 2017. Iraq's government cut ...and more »