Erbil

Turkey Limits Visas for Iraqis, Cites Illegal Immigration

BAGHDAD, Feb 15 – Turkey has restricted entry visas for Iraqis in a bid to limit foreign fighters reaching its territory and stem the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe. The European Union is banking on Turkish help to alleviate its worst migration crisis since World War Two, which saw more than a million

[ Read More ]

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Calls For Non-Binding Independence Referendum

ERBIL, Iraq, Feb 3 – Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region should hold a non-binding referendum on independence, its president said on Tuesday, despite the numerous crises it is facing. Massoud Barzani has previously called for a referendum but set no timetable for a proposed vote. The chaos created by Daesh’s occupation of swathes of Iraq and

[ Read More ]

Iraqi Kurdish Delegation Visits Baghdad for Talks

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan 31 – A senior delegation from Iraq’s Kurdish north held talks in Baghdad with the government on Sunday, a spokesman said, after weeks of warnings from officials in the autonomous region that it faced an economic collapse. Both Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) rely heavily on oil export revenue and

[ Read More ]

Amnesty: Kurds Waging Campaign to Uproot Arabs in North Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan 20 – Kurdish forces have bulldozed, blown up and burned down thousands of Arab homes across northern Iraq in what may constitute a war crime, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in a report published on Wednesday. Amnesty said it found evidence of a “concerted campaign” by the Kurds to uproot Arab

[ Read More ]