Two-month teachers’ strike underscores severity of Baghdad-Erbil problems

The fall semester still hasn't started for public school students in Kurdistan's Sulaimaniya province due to financial and political dysfunction.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (center left) meets with Massoud Barzani (center right), the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), as well as KRG President Nechirvan Barzani (fourth from right) and KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (third from right), in Erbil on Nov. 9, 2023. (Photo credit: Iraqi Prime Minister's Office)

Third attack hits Khor Mor gas field

The gas field providing feedstock for most of Kurdistan’s electricity has come under rocket or mortar fire three times in four days.

Khor Mor gas field attacked again

For the second time in three days, Kurdistan's lynchpin gas field came under attack, during a time of rising political tension in Baghdad.

Deadly hemorrhagic fever outbreak hits Iraq

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 18 people this year as health authorities warn of an increasing spread and inadequate government response.

Another refinery attack signals rising threat

Sunday's rocket strike on KAR Group's refinery complex in Erbil damaged a storage tank and highlighted increasing security risks for Iraqi Kurdistan's critical energy infrastructure.