Kurds discuss Iraqi crises with U.S. envoy

ERBIL, Iraq, March 7 (UPI) -- The foreign minister from the semiautonomous Kurdish government of Iraq said support was needed to ensure the country stays on the right path.

Kurdish government concerned over Syrian refugees

ERBIL, Iraq, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The semiautonomous Kurdish government in northern Iraq said it expects the number of Syrian refugees there to reach 50,000 by year's end.

Frustration with Iraq's Maliki growing

BAGHDAD, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An Iraqi opposition leader said that despite lingering political and economic issues, his supporters wouldn't let the country "go down the drain."

Kurds advocate federal system

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Iraq needs to embrace a federal, pluralistic system of government that advocates dialogue and reconciliation, a Kurdish official said.

Kurdish PM to visit Tehran

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Kurdish prime minister plans to visit Tehran next week to discuss political issues as well as activity regarding Kurdish separatists, officials said Friday.

Iraqi Kurds sign deals with Talisman as oil meetings restart in Baghdad

Iraq's Kurdish government has signed two oil deals with Canada's Talisman Energy as meetings begin in Baghdad over controversial oil issues.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Oil talks resume in Iraq in June

ERBIL, Iraq, May 30 (UPI) -- The Iraqi central and Kurdistan regional governments will resume negotiations over the oil law and key issues in early June.

Iraq's KRG to create new Energy Ministry, Hawrami to head

ERBIL, Iraq, May 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi Kurdistan's ministries of Electricity and Natural Resources are to be merged, and current oil chief Ashti Hawrami is likely to be named minister.

Turkish officials meet with Iraqi Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey, May 2 (UPI) -- Turkish representatives gathered with the prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq in Baghdad, opening talks between Iraqi Kurds and Turkey.

Iraq oil law talks not taking place now

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Negotiations are not taking place in Baghdad on the controversial oil law and other oil disputes, contrary to previous news accounts.

Kurds in Baghdad for new oil talks

BAGHDAD, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Iraq's Kurdish oil leaders are in Baghdad to clear an impasse over oil control, though the national oil minister is reportedly not in town.

Analysis: A possible new Iraq war

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Turkish invasion of Iraq over the Kurdish separatist group based in the northern Iraq mountains highlights -- and risks escalating -- the tension between Washington and allies Turkey, Iraq and Iraq’s Kurds.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

KRG PM: 'Civil war' without Kirkuk vote

IRBIL, Iraq, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Iraqi Kurdistan's prime minister has threatened "a real civil war" after the federal government missed a deadline to count voters in disputed territories.
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