Beyond the Headlines: May 30 – June 5

  • Kurds and Sunnis strengthen ties
  • Power blackout solution hits snag
  • Diyala officials killed
  • Conference addresses mines and spills
Beyond the Headlines: May 30 – June 5
A power station in Dhi Qar province. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Kurds and Sunnis strengthen tiesERBIL — Iraq’s Sunni and Kurdish leaders are showing signs of a budding rapprochement, holding both business and political meetings here in the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).The two constituencies have been historical enemies, divided by disputes over territorial boundaries and the extent of federal power. Their growing cooperation may be evidence that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s governing coalition — which is dominated by...

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