Iraq's Kurdistan feels pinch of embargo following secession vote - Press TV

International flights from and to Iraq's Kurdistan region halted at 1,800 local time on Friday. The ban was imposed by international airlines and at the request of the Iraqi government. Baghdad has rejected Kurdistan's last week vote of secession as ...

Is a separate Kurdish state inevitable? - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

It is high time the international community came forward to acknowledge an independent Kurdish state. 4 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Is a separate Kurdish state inevitable? THE KURDISH region's High Elections and Referendum ...

Kurdistan legislature rejects resolutions by Iraq's Parl't - Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Saturday rejected the resolutions taken by Iraq's Council of Representatives against the region in retaliation of the independence referendum it held on Monday. Closing all border crossings is ...

Erdogan: Mossad responsible for Kurdish independence - Arutz Sheva

Turkey's President Erdogan claims Israel's Mossad responsible for Kurdish vote for independence, threatens to cut off crude oil exports. Contact Editor. Chana Roberts, 01/10/17 00:40. Share. Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Reuters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

Iran puts economic squeeze on Iraqi Kurds - The Times of Israel

Iraqi Kurds release doves during in a demonstration at Irbil airport, in the capital of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region, after the central government ordered the indefinite halt to all foreign flights to and from Iraqi Kurdistan on September ...

Patrick Cockburn: A political misstep - Gulf Today

The Iraqi government has banned international flights to the Kurdish capital Irbil from 6pm this Friday, isolating the Kurds in Iraq to a degree they have not experienced since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The isolation is political as well ...

Iran supports Iraq, prepares to receive Iraqi forces - Arutz Sheva

Iranian military spokesman Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri on Saturday told state television that the Iranian military would be holding joint war games with Iraq. The two countries also "agreed on measures to establish border security and receive ...

US-Iranian convergence on the Kurdish referendum shocks Irbil - Arab News

The Kurds in Iraq will not benefit from their absolute stubbornness against the fury of the governments of Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and even the US over the insistence of their leadership on holding an independence referendum that effectively leads to the ...

Flight ban strands foreign workers in Kurdistan Region - Rudaw

Many foreign workers come to the Kurdistan Region for employment to help support their families back home. However, the Iraqi central government issued a flight ban to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday in response to the Kurdistan Region holding a referendum ...

Lawyer: Iraq violates Chicago convention, discriminates against airlines - Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—A lawyer and member of Kurdistan Region's attorneys syndicate says that Iraq has violated the constitution and the Chicago Aviation Convention with its flight ban on the Kurdish region and punitive measures taken against the ...