Kurdish oil installations safe, Gulf Keystone says

Kurdish oil installations safe, Gulf Keystone says

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Gulf Keystone Petroleum said Thursday its operations in the Kurdish north of Iraq are safe, though precautionary measures are in place.
Daniel J. Graeber
Kurds accuse Baghdad of oil grab

Kurds accuse Baghdad of oil grab

ERBIL, Iraq, June 5 (UPI) --The Iraqi central government in Baghdad aims to control the issue of oil "completely," the prime minister of the semiautonomous Kurdish government said.
Daniel J. Graeber

Turkey focuses on energy during Kurdish talks

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Turkish government said it discussed common interests in the regional energy sector with visiting delegates from Kurdish administration in northern Iraq.

Turkey opens dialogue with Iraqi, Syrian Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey, July 30 (UPI) -- Kurdish leaders in northern Syria and Iraq are meeting with the Turkish government to hash out a plan for dealing with ongoing violence in the region.

Kurdish leaders in Iraq permit oil exports

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Turkish energy company Genel Energy said it was authorized by the Kurdish government in northern Iraq to start crude oil deliveries to Turkey.

Iraqi crude oil exports fell in December

BAGHDAD, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Iraqi oil exports fell from a post-1990 record in November to around 2.3 million barrels per day for December, government records indicate.

Iraqi Kurds spell out oil ambitions

ERBIL, Iraq, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- More than 3 million barrels of oil per day could be flowing from the Kurdish region of Iraq given the proper export infrastructure, a regional leader said.

Turks seek Iraq Kurds' help in oil drive

ERBIL, Iraq, June 20 (UPI) -- Turkey is driving to develop energy links with Iraq's oil-rich Kurdish enclave, in large part to secure its help in curbing Turkey's Kurdish secessionists.

KRG could weigh PKK amnesty measure

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq could consider an amnesty offer for Kurdish rebels in its provinces, a former Kurdish premier said.

Kurds inaugurate new oil project

ERBIL, Iraq, July 20 (UPI) -- The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq inaugurated the first deliveries of oil from its Khurmala Dome project through a pipeline to refineries in Erbil.
Kurd region remains a powder keg

Kurd region remains a powder keg

IRBIL, Iraq, July 17 (UPI) -- An active sectarian conflict that could ignite at any time remains a threat in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, the Kurdish prime minister says.

Kurdish deputy premier resigns

ERBIL, Iraq, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The deputy prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government resigned Tuesday following disputes in a leading party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

Tensions escalate over Kirkuk

ERBIL, Iraq, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Tensions with Arabs in the north of Iraq could escalate to all-out war if U.S. officials there do not act to resolve regional issues, Kurdish officials said.

KRG holds agricultural conference

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Agricultural development in the northern Kurdish areas of Iraq will help the greater country achieve sustainability in the sector, officials said.

Crocker meets with Kurdish leaders

ERBIL, Iraq, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The people of Iraqi Kurdistan are pleased with emerging developments in the new Iraq, Kurdish leaders told departing American envoy Ryan Crocker.
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Nechirvan Idris Barzani (Kurdish:نێچیرڤان به‌رزانی), or Kurdish: Nêçîrvan Îdrîs Barzanî) (born September 21, 1966) is a Kurdish politician in Iraqi Kurdistan. He served as the prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government from March 2006 to August 2009. He is a grandson of KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) founder Mustafa Barzani and nephew of the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani.

Barzani was born in 1966 in the Barzan region of Southern Kurdistan. The word Nêçîr means hunt in the Kurdish language, and Nêçîrvan means the hunter. This is a name used for ethnic Kurdish males. Barzani as a surname reflects the individual's origin from Barzan. In 1974, his family was forced into exile in Iran. He often accompanied his father, Idris, on official visits to Middle Eastern and European countries, a foreshadowing of his future political career. Following the sudden death of his father, he took up an active role in Kurdish politics, working in KDP youth organizations.

Barzani was elected to the KDP central committee at its 10th Congress in 1989 and re-elected at the 11th Congress in 1993, when he assumed a position in the political bureau. After the 1991 Gulf War, he participated in the negotiations with the Iraqi government. In 1996, he was appointed deputy prime minister of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's controlled region in Iraqi Kurdistan. Following the unification process in 2005 between the main Kurdish parties and the formation of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), elections were held. In 2006, Barzani was selected as the Prime Minister of the KRG. His term was expected to end in 2008 but after an agreement by the majority coalition in power, Barzani's term was extended until the elections of 2009.

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