The Iraqi parliamentary elections took place on May 12, 2018 in the shadow of the concerns shaped by the profound crises the country confronted as of 2003.
he visiting Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, has backed Turkey’s fight against the PKK terror group.
ollowing the independence referendum in northern Iraq on September 25, tensions have escalated between the central Baghdad administration and Erbil.
uring his region tour, which included stops in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated that the illegitimate referendum on Kurdish regional independence should be “entirely annulled” and not simply “suspended.
hile the Iraqi central administration and other regional and international actors have spoken out against the Kurdish independence referendum that was held on September 25 in KRG-controlled areas, different institutions within Iraq have diverged on their mutual stance on this issue.
alal Talabani, a former President and first Kurdish political leader of Iraq, has passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83, according to family members.
he Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, which was held upon the insistence of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani despite all the objections of local, regional and international actors, poses numerous risks that could drift the entire region into a state of chaos.
Iraqi Kurds are exhilarated; they feel like they are progressing towards independence after the September 25 referendum.
ollowing the KRG-initiated Kurdish independence referendum, which took place in KRG-controlled areas in northern Iraq, the U.
A considerable part of Iraqi Kurds were among those objecting to the vote, which demonstrated concerns surrounding the possible problems that could arise.
have spoken out against such an independence, emphasizing the importance of Iraq’s political sovereignty and territorial integrity.
ot only Turkey and countries in the Middle East including Iran and the Baghdad government, but the US has only spoken out largely against the proposed referendum in northern Iraq.
In light of all developments, last week Iraqi lawmakers voted to remove Kirkuk’s renegade governor, Najmiddin Karim, from office.