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Iran, Iraq hold exercises near border with Kurdistan - Arab News

Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) advance towards the Daesh group's stronghold of Hawija on October 2, 2017 to recapture the town from the terrorists. (AFP). Related Articles. Iran, Iraq plan joint drills over Kurdish ...and more »

Jalal Talabani obituary - The Guardian

Jalal Talabani speaking at a national assembly meeting in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2005, shortly after taking on the presidency. Photograph: Ali Haider/AP. Iraq. Jalal Talabani obituary. Prominent Kurdish politician who was the first non-Arab to become the ...and more »

Kurdish former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani dies aged 83 - The Guardian

Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish former president of Iraq and its first non-Arab head of state, has died. He was 83. The leader of one of Iraq's main Kurdish factions died in a hospital in Berlin after his health rapidly deteriorated, a relative told the ...and more »

Not everyone in Washington wants to thwart the Kurds - Arab News

US-Kurdish relations have a long and complicated history dating from the end of World War I. The US supported the idea of autonomous rule by many nation groups from the old Ottoman Empire, but the Kurds were divided among Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria ...and more »

Catalans and Kurds have a long battle ahead for true independence - The Conversation AU

People raise hands during a protest as Catalan regional police officers stand guard outside the National Police station in Barcelona. Reuters/Yves Herman. Email · Twitter30; Facebook24; LinkedIn2; WhatsApp · Messenger; Print. Secession movements come ...and more »

Iraq – Death of Jalal Talabani (3 October 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

France pays tribute to the memory of Jalal Talabani, the historic leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and President of Iraq from 2006 to 2014, who died on October 3. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, as well as ...and more »

After Threat of War, Iraq and Kurds Lower the Temperature - New York Times

ERBIL, Iraq — The world could be excused for thinking that another war was about to break out in Iraq. After Iraq's Kurds voted in favor of independence, they took to the streets, waving flags and honking horns, and loudly scoffing at Baghdad's ...and more »

The United States Must Prevent Disaster in Kurdistan - Foreign Policy (blog)

America should calm the waters, begin the search for compromises, and keep the very worst from happening. By John Hannah. | October 2, 2017, 4:06 PM. Supporters wave flags and chant slogans inside the Erbil Stadium while waiting to hear Kurdish ...and more »

After the Kurdish Independence Referendum - Foreign Affairs

In the face of enormous opposition, on Monday Iraqi Kurdistan went ahead with a referendum on independence. Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States were among the major international powers that urged the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG ...and more »

How did the Kurds get Washington so wrong? - American Enterprise Institute

A week ago, Iraqi Kurdistan had an independence referendum in which Kurds, as expected, voted overwhelmingly for independence, albeit with a bit less enthusiasm than they had a decade ago. Despite Kurdish leaders' citations of principles like freedom ...and more »