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Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament elects new prime minister

Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament on Tuesday elected Masrour Barzani, to become the semi-autonomous region’s new prime minister.
Kurds protesters stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq’s northern province of Duhok.

One killed as protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq

One protester was killed and at least 10 others wounded when they stormed a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region on Saturday, burning two tanks and other vehicles, residents and Kurdish officials said.
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the KDP cast his vote shortly after polls opened on Sunday morning [Thaier Al-Sudani-Reuters]

Iraq’s Kurds vote in parliamentary election

Kurds have started voting in Kurdish parliamentary elections a year after the semi-autonomous region's failed bid for independence from Iraq.

Massud Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament Sunday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum.

Independence dreams turn to despair for Iraq’s Kurds

Just over three weeks ago, Iraqi Kurds were dancing in the streets after an overwhelming vote for independence fuelled hope they might finally gain their own country.

Iraq accuses Kurds of ‘declaration of war’ in Kirkuk

The Iraqi government has accused Kurdish authorities of bringing fighters from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed province of Kirkuk, in a move it called a "declaration of war".

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