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Reuters
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LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday and were set for a weekly loss as investors sought to book profits, despite tensions in the Middle East that have slashed supplies of c..
LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s biggest oil company, Rosneft (ROSN.MM), has agreed to take control of Iraqi Kurdistan’s main oil pipeline, boosting its investment in the autonom..
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish officials said on Thursday thousands of their people had fled Kirkuk region fearing persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook it following a referendu..
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, making startingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign..
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, widening a sudden and dramatic campaign that has s..
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices clung to this month’s high on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares..
Post Bulletin
22 articles
ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds handover territor..
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had "occup..
BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeploy..
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic S..
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local): 8:15 p.m...
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local): 3:30 p.m...
Al Jazeera
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The Kurdish collapse in Kirkuk was shockingly sudden. Iraqi troops, police and Iranian-backed militias known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) had amassed south of the ethnicall..
Iraqi forces have seized control of a town in the Kurdish oil-rich province of Kirkuk, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds handover territory across the north a..
Fauziah Hakim Ahmad sits on a thin brown blanket laid out across the dusty floor of an abandoned housing project on the outskirts of Erbil.  "Where should we go now?" the blac..
The Iraqi government has seized control of Kirkuk from the Kurds, which took just a day to take charge of the multi-ethnic city and the oil fields surrounding it. Kurdish forces ha..
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group seized control of two villages west of Kirkuk following the retreat of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from the..
In the early hours of Monday, two regular Iraqi divisions, supported by thousands of combatants from the Federal Police and Counter Terrorism Service, began a two-pronged offensive..
SFgate
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1 Veep warrant: A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq’s autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had “occupied”..
FILE - In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up th..
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Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that Iraqi federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk from the Kurds...
Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that Iraqi federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk from the Kurds...
Metro.us
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By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude prices rose 1 percent on Monday as Iraqi forces entered the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, seizing territory from Kurdish fighters and briefly c..
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices clung to this month's high on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters w..
By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to ..
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices held firm on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares..
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured several positions south of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters on Monday in their bid to regain control of the oil-rich city, which is part of a ..
By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces took control of "vast areas" in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Mo..
Boston Herald
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KIRKUK, Iraq — The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Iraq..
KIRKUK, Iraq — Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, a day after handing the northern city of Kirkuk over to federal forces amid ..
KIRKUK, Iraq — The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Iraq..
KIRKUK, Iraq — Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State group, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil..
KIRKUK, Iraq — The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The Pent..
KIRKUK, Iraq — Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil field..
Zero Hedge
8 articles
Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on the..
Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the pr..
In a dramatic de-escalation of recent hostilities in Iraqi Kurdistan, where in a blitz campaign the Iraqi army was able to recapture Kirkuk , effectively regaining control of the o..
Iraq's military has effectively gained control of major assets and government buildings in Kirkuk city, and is now set to fully pacify it after overnight clashes at a moment w..
Submitted by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media The US has raised the level of tension with Iran without taking any concrete s..
In a major escalation involving the disputed Iraqi Kurdish region, which last month declared independence following a referendum which was not recognized by any of its neighbors or..
Los Angeles Times
7 articles
After four months of grueling street fighting, a U.S.-backed Syrian force said Tuesday that it had wrested control of Raqqah from Islamic State, dealing a powerful symbolic blow to..
Before it fell under the sway of Islamic State in January 2014, the Syrian crossroads city of Raqqah, on the northern banks of the Euphrates River in historic Mesopotamia, had live..
On Tuesday, members of the U.S.-backed Syrian forces battling the extremist group declared the city liberated after four months of fighting, dealing a major symbolic blow to the mi..
Gunfire and explosions rang out Monday as Iraqi forces moved to wrest a contested city and its oil fields from a Kurdish militia, raising the specter of another civil war in a coun..
The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said Monday it believes that an exchange of weapons fire between Iraqi and Kurdish forces in and around Kirkuk was a "misund..
Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city o..
BBC News
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There have been fierce clashes between Kurdish and Iraqi troops north of Kirkuk city, days after the Iraqi army took control of disputed areas. A BBC correspondent at the scene sai..
Iraqi government forces have taken control of the two largest oil fields near the disputed city of Kirkuk after Kurdish forces left the area. A string of oilfields - vital to the K..
The US has called for "calm" after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of Kirkuk and key installations from Kurdish control. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauer..
Iraqi forces are advancing towards Kurdish-held sites in Kirkuk province. They intend to take control of oil fields and an airbase in the disputed region, Kurdish security official..
A deadline allegedly set by Iraq's central government for Kurdish fighters to withdraw from key sites in the disputed city of Kirkuk has passed. Kurdish security officials said the..
Thousands of Kurdish fighters have been deployed to Iraq's disputed Kirkuk region, officials say, amid fears that government forces want to retake it. The autonomous Kurdistan Regi..
CBS News
6 articles
BEIRUT -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians in recent history, is on the verge of collapse. Aft..
ERBIL -- Thousands of civilians streamed back into the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, a day after fleeing as Iraqi troops pushed Kurdish forces out of the disputed oil-r..
KIRKUK, Iraq -- Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on..
KIRKUK, Iraq -- Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias had launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed ..
KIRKUK, Iraq -- Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias had launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed ..
Insert obligatory adjectives here: the disputed, oil-rich, bitterly divided, flashpoint city of Kirkuk. It's potentially a big problem for American interests in the region; both si..