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President Barzani and President Hollande Meet in Paris


President Masoud Barzani was received by the President of France, Francois Hollande in Paris on Thursday. During the meeting President Barzani and President Hollande discussed the latest advances against the terrorists of the Islamic State. President Barzani noted that the support of France shall be remembered by the Kurdistan Region …

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Baghdad Compels Kurds To Look For Alternatives, Masrour Barzani

Masrour Barzani and Japanese Ambassador to Iraq

The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council, Masrour Barzani, explained the financial crisis in the Kurdistan Region in detail to the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq, Fumio Iway. The marginalization of Kurds and cutting-off the share of Kurdistan Region compels the Kurds to look for alternatives, he said of the …

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Iraqi Kurdistan Tourism in Tatters as ISIS War Drags On

A street vendor displays items on a stall at a market at the bottom of the Erbil Citadel.

Billboards still read “Welcome to Erbil, 2014 Arab Tourism Capital,” but most of the visitors Iraq’s Kurdistan region welcomed last year were people made homeless by a jihadi offensive. It was supposed to be tourism’s takeoff year but ISIS’ June onslaught dashed those hopes overnight when it plunged Iraq into chaos. “I cannot even …

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