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The coffin of deceased leader, Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: حمه سور)
The coffin of deceased leader, Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: حمه سور)
The coffin of deceased leader, Jalal Talabani, in Sulaymaniyah. (photo: حمه سور)
Over His Dead Body:

At His Funeral, Senior Kurdish Statesman Unites Foes

Histyar Qader
Even in death, senior Kurdish statesman, Jalal Talabani, brought fighting factions together at his funeral. It remains to be seen whether peripheral meetings at the memorial will have any lasting effect.
12.10.2017
Time Not On Their Side:

Will Kurdish Independence Referendum See Iraqi Elections Postponed?

Mustafa Habib
In Baghdad, the Kurdish referendum has dominated all other official proceedings. Lack of progress on electoral laws means federal elections could be postponed - again.
11.10.2017
Promising Alliance:

Kurdish Political Heavyweight Announces Plan To Shake Up Local Voters

Honar Hama Rasheed
If people in Iraqi Kurdistan are not talking about the referendum on independence then they are discussing the arrival of new political alliance with the potential to change the Kurdish political landscape.
5.10.2017
Back From The Dead:

Kurdish Referendum Brings Back Ghost Of Saddam Hussein

Mustafa Habib
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein tried to exterminate the Kurds in Iraq. Now Iraqis angry about the Kurdish desire to secede are bringing back bad memories online.
3.10.2017
Voting on independence in Kirkuk, an area that is run by Kurdish security but not part of Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: ياكار جلال ) Voting on independence in Kirkuk, an area that is run by Kurdish security but not part of Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: ياكار جلال ) Voting on independence in Kirkuk, an area that is run by Kurdish security but not part of Iraqi Kurdistan. (photo: ياكار جلال )
A Sunny Outlook?

Iraqi Kurdish Politicians Talk About Post-Referendum Threats And Demands

Histyar Qader
In the end, the Kurdish people and politicians united around the independence referendum. But what happens next? Some senior politicians believe negotiations with Baghdad will begin again.
28.09.2017
Spent billions:  Iraq’s Minister of Displacement and Migration, Jassim Mohammed.
Iraq’s Immigration Minister:
'We Are Not Forcing The Displaced To Return To Their Homes’
2.02.2017  |  Politics
A conference held in Baghdad, in October 2016 about the transfer of powers to provincial authorities. Iraqi PM, Haider al-Abadi, sits at the head of the table. (photo: الحكومة العراقية )
Why Can’t Law 21 Save The Country?
Plan To Decentralize Iraqi Govt. Power Still Stuck In Limbo
26.01.2017  |  Politics
A member of Iraqi Kurdish military planting the Iraqi Kurdish flag. (photo: كامران نجم)
Year In Review:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s ‘Year Of Crisis’
3.01.2017  |  Politics
Members of Sulaymaniyah's provincial government vote for a change of leader. (photo: موقع هافال ابو بكر على الفيسبوك)
The Governor’s New Clothes:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Historic Power Sharing Deal – Or Is It?
30.08.2016  |  Politics
The KDP's Jafar Ibrahim Eminki, is the Deputy Speaker in the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament (photo: أواره حميد)
KDP Spokesperson, Eminki:
'This Crisis Is Not About The Iraqi Kurdish Presidency'
4.08.2016  |  Politics