Tanker Carrying Kurdish Oil Plans to Offload at Texas Port

Tanker Carrying Kurdish Oil Plans to Offload at Texas Port

By SARAH KENT and EMRE PEKER $100-Million Cargo Brings Fight Central To The Future Of Iraq As A United Country To U.S. Soil A tanker carrying a $100-million cargo of oil shipped from Iraqi Kurdistan is planning to discharge in Texas, bringing
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Iraq’s new Kurdish president Masum: thinker and fighter

Iraq’s new Kurdish president Masum: thinker and fighter

Quiet and bookish, Iraq's president-elect Fuad Masum is different from jocular incumbent Jalal Talabani, but sharp political skills forged in the long battle for Kurdish self-determination are common to both. Masum, an ethnic Kurd, fought a rebel war alongside childhood friend Talabani
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USA’s Large Kurdish Community To Rally For Independence From Iraq

USA’s Large Kurdish Community To Rally For Independence From Iraq

Kurds holding their national flags, file photo by Emily Siner- Nashville’s Kurdish community — one of the largest in the U.S. — is holding a rally Friday in support of an independent Kurdistan. It’s expected to be the first such rally in
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Iraqi Shia Turkmens: “We want to get out of Kurdistan and Sunnistan, and go to Shi’istan”

Iraqi Shia Turkmens: “We want to get out of Kurdistan and Sunnistan, and go to Shi’istan”

Insight - Purge of minorities re-draws Iraq map BY ISABEL COLES A new map is being drawn across the plains of northern Iraq as Sunni militants of the Islamic State purge the rural landscape of religious and ethnic minorities that have co-existed
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Turkey Can Teach Israel How to End Conflict

Turkey Can Teach Israel How to End Conflict

In this Getty image an Israeli boy kissing his Palestine lover/face book photo By Mustafa Akyol ISTANBUL — As I write, the latest war in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel rages on. Both sides have suffered — though in unequal proportions.
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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering: Iraq blaming its defeat on Kurds as an example

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering: Iraq blaming its defeat on Kurds as an example

ISIS Destructed Shia Mosque in Mosul, Iraq-file photo By: PATRICK COCKBURN The Greeks tell a story against themselves about their tendency to believe in conspiracy theories. They relate how God decided that he would give every nation as a gift a special
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U.N. Refugee Chief Says World Must Help ‘Generous’ Kurdistan

U.N. Refugee Chief Says World Must Help ‘Generous’ Kurdistan

The head of the U.N.'s refugee agency praised Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan for welcoming hundreds of thousands of displaced people and urged the world to offer it "massive" support. Antonio Guterres told reporters during a visit to the al-Khazar camp for
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Kurdish singer Helly Luv ready to ‘Risk it All’ for independence

Kurdish singer Helly Luv ready to ‘Risk it All’ for independence

BY DAVID SHEPPARD (Reuters) Kurdish pop singer Helly Luv says she will not be put off by death threats from Iraqi Islamist militants since release of her first music video but, drawing on its title, insists she will "Risk It All" to
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In Iraq’s disputed territory, minorities are embracing Kurdish control

In Iraq’s disputed territory, minorities are embracing Kurdish control

Female Kurdish soldiers/ file photo By Jason Motlagh TOPZAWA, Iraq — Up until a month ago, Baraq Taqan Ali split his time between two homes and two wives in what was a unified Iraq. Now, when the 55-year-old used-car dealer makes his
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Jeffrey Goldberg: Obama should help free the Kurds

Jeffrey Goldberg: Obama should help free the Kurds

Bloomberg View The Kurdish people, members of the largest stateless nation in the world, have dreamed of independence for 100 years. President Barack Obama could be the man who delivers them to freedom. The ruinous conflict between Iraq’s Shiite and Sunni Arabs
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