Through contentions years of political conflict, perhaps the strongest link between the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region and the central government has been the budget – and that bond could soon break. Following the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) April 1 shutoff of its oil exports, top Baghdad officials threatened to deduct lost revenue from the $10.5 billion that the region is supposed to receive from the federal treasury. Amidst such threats, KRG President Massoud Barzani has hint...
BEYOND THE HEADLINES
Iraq's Cabinet has issued a formal complaint to Ankara after Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) struck a deal to relocate the U.S.-listed terrorist organization to Iraq.
- Kurdistan parliament sets payday ultimatum
- Kurdish troops advance on Kirkuk
- Exxon, Chevron push Turkey-Kurdistan ties
- Barzani-Maliki deal sets process, again, for agreement
- Qaiyarah well burning, spewing toxic gas
- In disputed territories, a thin line between politics and violence
- Violence escalates in protest clashes
- Sectarian conflict ignites amidst protest crackdowns
- Oil autonomy spreading to Iraq's provinces
- Iraq-Turkey Pipeline sabotage continues
Ben Lando discusses Iraq's historic milestones in oil production this year. Click here to watch.