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Iran to Resume Direct Flights to Erbil as of April 27

Iran will resume direct flights between Tehran and the Iraqi city of Erbil from April 27 after a six-month hiatus which saw Baghdad and its neighbors impose an air ban on the regional Kurdistan government over a secession bid.

Iran FM Condoles with KRG PM over His Brother’s Death

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his condolences to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani following the death of his brother Dilovan Barzani on Monday.

Huge Warehouse in Iraq Razed to Ground in Controlled Explosion (+Video)

An old wheat and grain warehouse in Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah was destroyed on Friday under the supervision of the local authorities.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s PM to Visit Tehran Sunday

Reports say Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, will travel to the Iranian capital on Sunday.
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Kurdistan Says to Respect Iraqi Supreme Court’s Verdict

Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government says it accepts the verdict by the Iraqi Supreme Court on the First Article of the country’s Constitution.

NATO May Withdraw Forces from Iraqi Kurdistan Region

NATO member states including Slovenia may withdraw their forces from the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Slovenian defence minister says.
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Baghdad Rejects Kurdistan’s Offer, Urges Annulment of Referendum Results

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for the total annulment of the recent Kurdish secession referendum in northern Iraq, apparently rejecting the Kurdish leader’s recent decision to merely freeze the results of the unconstitutional vote.
5,000 Kurdish Forces Join Iraqi Army in Nineveh Province

5,000 Kurdish Forces Join Iraqi Army in Nineveh Province

With the arrival of Iraqi federal forces in Nineveh Province in northern Iraq, five thousand Peshmerga forceshave joined the Iraqi army with all their military equipment.
Iran Reopens Land Border with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran Reopens Land Border with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has reopened its land border with the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sulaymaniyah province following a decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to suspend the results of its recent independence referendum.

Iraqi Kurds Offer to Suspend Referendum Results

The Iraqi Kurdistan has offered to suspend the results of its recent independence referendum in an effort to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue rather than military means.

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