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War between Iran and Saudi Arabia could radically transform the world’s oil markets

Middle East conflicts tend to send oil prices in one direction: up. In recent weeks and months, we’ve seen a return of Middle East geopolitical tension, such as the Kurdish independence referendum and subsequent seizure of Kirkuk oil fields by the Iraqi government.

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Iraq’s Kurdistan says to respect court decision banning secession

Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they would accept a court decision prohibiting the region from seceding, signaling a new phase in efforts to restart stalled negotiations over its future.

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۱۵ German police injured dispersing Kurdish rally with banned PKK flags

Police deployed pepper spray and water cannons against a crowd of Kurdish demonstrators in the western German city of Dusseldorf after they refused to lay down portraits of a jailed leader of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), which is outlawed in Germany.

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Iraq’s Kurdistan offers joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at crossing with Turkey

Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Thursday offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing with Turkey, with participation of observers from the U.S.-led coalition helping fight Islamic State.

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Baghdad to pay Peshmerga, Kurdistan civil servants

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced on Tuesday that federal security forces had redeployed in all disputed areas adjacent to the Kurdish region.

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Baghdad – Erbil truce revitalizes hope for the cessation of intra-Iraqi conflict

After days of clashes with Iraq’s governmental forces following the illegal independence referendum, Kurdish forces have reportedly agreed to stop fighting. Meanwhile, it is reported that Iraq’s central government has regained control over most of the borders areas previously claimed by the Kurds.

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Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds

Iraqi forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

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Thousands of civilians stream back to Kirkuk, day after fleeing as Iraqi troops pushed Kurdish forces out of the city

Thousands of civilians stream back to Kirkuk, day after fleeing as Iraqi troops pushed Kurdish forces out of the city.

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Gen. Soleimani arrives in Kurdish region for talks about crisis with Baghdad

Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan region for talks about the escalating crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following the Kurdish independence referendum, a Kurdish official said on Sunday.

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Turkish army expands deployment in Syria’s northwest: rebels

The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of encircling a Kurdish enclave and reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province under a deal to reduce clashes, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday.

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Iran, Turkey step up efforts to find a coordinated approach on the Kurdish issue

As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Tehran for high-level talks with the Iranian officials on regional and bilateral issues, it seems that adopting a coordinated approach toward the latest Kurdish independence referendum will be at the top of his agenda.

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British filmmaker killed by Isil militants while making documentary on Kurdish militia in Syria

A British filmmaker has been killed by Islamic State fighters in Syria while making a documentary about Kurdish fighters, friends have said.

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Iran vows unity with Iraq, Turkey against the creation of a ‘second Israel’ in Kurdistan

Iran vowed to stand with Iraq and Turkey against calls for Kurdish independence following the staging of a controversial referendum on the matter by the Iraqi-Kurdish leadership in Erbil.

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Shirqat Nearly Liberated; 297 Killed in Iraq

Although the Kurdish independence referendum is apparently still scheduled for Monday, a Kurdish delegation met with Shi’ite leaders in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss the situation.

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Erdogan says Turkey to consider sanctions over Kurdish independence vote: Anadolu

Turkey will consider imposing sanctions on Kurdish northern Iraq over its planned independence referendum, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying.

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Iraq’s top security body rejects Kurdish referendum

Iraq’s National Security Council rejected late Sunday a referendum for the independence of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, citing it is “unconstitutional”.

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