Kurds win a round in dispute over stranded oil tanker

Kurds win a round in dispute over stranded oil tanker

A photo taken from a U.S. Coast Guard . By Rhiannon Meyers A photo taken from a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane shows the tanker United Kalavryta underway in the Gulf of Mexico on July 25, 2014, before it anchored
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Kurdistan: a new state in the Middle East?

Kurdistan: a new state in the Middle East?

Kurdish Soldiers stand guard on top of their tanks in Kurdish town of Kulajo-photo/ ikjnews BY ROBERT OLSON It is possible. The emergence of a new state anywhere on the planet is usually a long, drawn-out affair. The last state to be
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GERMANY, ITALY, READY TO SEND ARMS TO IRAQ KURDS

GERMANY, ITALY, READY TO SEND ARMS TO IRAQ KURDS

Kurdish Army/file photo By FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier cited the “barbaric” actions of the Islamic State group that has taken control of
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Kurdistan Independence is Inevitable

Kurdistan Independence is Inevitable

Conservatives should help implement an amended Biden Plan to partition Iraq. By Juleanna Glover Peshmerga fighters with tanks & Kurdish flag/ file photo It’s time to dust off the disregarded “Biden Plan” to partition Iraq, but with one key change: a dramatic,
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To Aid Kurdistan, Look Beyond Iraq

To Aid Kurdistan, Look Beyond Iraq

Kurdish Forces stand top their front line, file photo By ALIZA MARCUS and ANDREW APOSTOLOU WASHINGTON — The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has forced America to return to the battlefield in Iraq. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama ordered airstrikes
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Shingal: withdrawal without fight, without warning

Shingal: withdrawal without fight, without warning

Yazidi refugees taking shelter in a desert/ file photo How the U.S.-favored Kurds Abandoned the Yazidis when ISIS Attacked Interviews with witnesses show the Kurds who are now getting weapons and air support from Washington left the Yazidis defenseless earlier this month.
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Barzani accuses Kurdish military leaders of ‘negligence’ over retreat from Sinjar

Barzani accuses Kurdish military leaders of ‘negligence’ over retreat from Sinjar

Kurdish President, also commander-in-chief of the Peshmerga, accuses military leaders of ‘negligence’ over retreat from Sinjar Senior politicians and military leaders in Iraqi Kurdistan were severely reprimanded on Friday for their role in the Kurdish withdrawal from Iraq’s volatile Sinjar region on
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Dutch Kurds  to fight voluntarily with Peshmarga against ISIS

Dutch Kurds to fight voluntarily with Peshmarga against ISIS

Kurdish organizations fear a rise in the number of Dutch Kurds traveling to Iraq to fight against jihadist insurgents there. This makes the number of Dutch nationals fighting against each other for different allegiances greater, the Algemeen Dagblad reports. These Dutch Kurds
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Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain would consider “positively” any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, a spokeswoman for the prime minister said. The United States has asked European countries to supply
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