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US VP Biden leaves Erbil after meeting President Barzani

Rudaw - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Erbil late Thursday night to meet with the Kurdish President Massoud Barzani following the political crisis which gripped Baghdad this week. Biden had already met with both Prime ...
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After Green Zone Protests, Can Iraq Be Salvaged?

Daily Signal - ‎9 hours ago‎
As the director of a new Atlantic Council task force on the future of Iraq, Younis traveled to Baghdad in March to meet with al-Abadi, Massoud Barzani—the president of Iraqi Kurdistan—and everyday Iraqis, including both Shia and Sunnis. She says if ...

British PM: Turkey is Governed By a Demagogue Pro-Al Qaeda Dictator

AINA (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, President of the South Kurdistan autonomous Region, Massoud Barzani accused Turkish National Intelligence Organization (M?
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Kurdish official calls defeating ISIS 'a huge mistake'

American Enterprise Institute - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Iraqi Kurdistan has spent millions of dollars on lobbying to depict itself as a democracy, as an ideological ally of the United States in the region, and as committed to the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh).
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Kurdistan: Between rule of law and rule of politics

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
In addition to the current internal disputes, the Kurdistan region as part of Iraq is located in the bottom percentile of Worldwide Governance Indicators.
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US, Russia compete to woo Syrian Kurds

Al-Monitor - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Mullah Mustafa Barzani, the father of current Kurdish Regional Government (South Kurdistan) President Massoud Barzani, was the defense minister and commander-in-chief of Mahabad's armed forces.

Barzani: We will not allow extremism to grow in Kurdistan

ARA News - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
ERBIL Massoud Barzani, President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, said Thursday that the people of Kurdistan will not allow the ideology of extremism and terrorism to emerge and grow in the region.
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The state of regional Kurdish politics: divided as ever

Open Democracy - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The two major power blocks in Kurdish politics, Massoud Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and Abdullah Ocalan's Kurdistan Worker's Party PKK ( designated a terrorist group by the US, EU and Turkey), have been vying for political dominance over ...

Mismanagement Is Killing Iraq

AINA (press release) - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
But ominously, mass demonstrations have continued against Massoud Barzani's government. For Baghdad, international donors could help Iraq swallow this bitter medicine, which would help cool anger on the Iraqi street, by toughening up the IMF and World ...
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Kurds Clash With Iran-Backed Militia in Northeast Iraq

Washington Free Beacon - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani called upon all combatants to withdraw from the city today, but it is still under fire.
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Biden Wants Vatican's Help to 'End Cancer as We Know It'

The Indian Panorama (registration) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
While in Iraq, Biden also stopped briefly in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's mostly autonomous northern Kurdish region, where he met with Kurdish President Massoud Barzani. Biden said that his "one regret" is not having the opportunity to be president to ...

Swiss diplomat makes high-level visit to Iraq

swissinfo.ch - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
In Erbil the Swiss diplomat met regional President Massoud Barzani, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations Falah Mustafa and the Minister of Interior Karim Sinjari.
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US military chief pays quiet visit to Iraq post where Marine died

Washington Post - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, paid a visit on Friday to a tiny artillery outpost in Iraq, presenting Purple Hearts to four service members wounded in a recent rocket attack that also killed an American Marine.
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US sending 200 more troops to Iraq

The Indian Panorama (registration) - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Carter did not meet Kurdish leaders in person during his visit, but spoke with the president of the Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, on the telephone. The return of United States forces to major combat operations, less than five years after the ...
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Turkey's Strategy for Syria and Iraq

LobeLog - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Turkey is in a strong position to achieve its geopolitical objectives in the both Syria and Iraq. In Iraq, for instance, Turkey's objective after the U.S.

US offensive against ISIS costing $12M a day: Pentagon

State of the State KS (subscription) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
He is also scheduled to speak by phone with Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani. The U.S. Department of Defense has now made a decision to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq.
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Obama makes case for more USA involvement in Iraq

iNewsToday (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Carter also held a conference call with Massoud Barzani, the president of the self-ruled Kurdish region in the north, or Kurdistan.
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More US troops going to Iraq, including heavy weaponry

WAGM - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in U.S.
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Barzani: l'annonce d'une offensive sur Mossoul est prématurée

Sputnik France - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
À Erbil, capitale du Kurdistan Irakien, les membres de la délégation de la CHREDO (Coordination des Chrétiens d'Orient en Danger) et plusieurs députés français ont rencontré le président du gouvernement régional du Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani.
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Irak: As-Sadr-Anhänger stürmen Parlament

Telepolis - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Der Rest sind neben einigen Turkmenen vor allem Kurden, die in einem weitgehend selbst verwalteten Gebiet im Norden leben, für das der Regionalpräsident Massoud Barzani in den letzten Jahren mehrmals eine Volksabstimmung über eine vollständige ...
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