Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani has set September 30 as the date for parliamentary and presidential elections in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq.
The Turkish military is constructing a new military base in the mountainous area of the country’s southeastern province of Hakkari in order to better monitor the movements of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants, and prevent any possible act of terror.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi agreed to lift a ban on international air traffic to the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, in a decree which said international flights could resume their activities within one week.
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the security of the Iraqi Kurdistan is ‘very important’ to the Islamic Republic, calling on the semi-autonomous region to resolve its issues in cooperation with the central government in Baghdad.
The Iraqi prime minister has called on the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to stop independent oil exports, saying the crude produced there must be placed under the central government’s control.
Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani after a meeting with a delegation from Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah on Sunday denied Erbil's interference in protests in Iran and announced that Iran is one of the most important neighbors of Iraq.
Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s Border Affairs Department said.