When radical Islamic forces threatening to dismember Iraq unexpectedly captured several towns from the Peshmerga Kurdish fighters last weekend, the Kurds' public relations machine quickly seized on the setback to boost their case in Washingt
A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just two days away from arriving at a US port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's long-standing concern over independent oil sales
Iraq's Kurdistan has defended its oil policy as constitutional, and rejected a deal between Baghdad and BP for an oilfield in the disputed city of Kirkuk as an "illegal" step in the autonomous region's feud with the central gov
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who has been a key player in mediating during the country's political crisis, was in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke that left him in "critical but stable condition", government s
US oil major Exxon Mobil is mulling a 7 billion pound ($10.9 billion) takeover of Kurdistan-focused explorer Gulf Keystone Petroleum, the Independent on Sunday reported.
The newspaper said that Exxon is considering making an estimated 800
Iraq's government said it would move to end a major contract with Exxon Mobil after the US oil giant signed a deal with semi-autonomous Kurdistan to explore fields there, which Baghdad on Wednesday called a violation of the law.
Crude exports from Iraq's northern Kurdish region have dropped to 50,000-60,000 barrels per day from 160,000 bpd since late last month, several Iraqi government sources said on Saturday.
The reason for the decline was unknown, they sai
A series of huge bombings in northern Iraq have triggered fiery accusations of blame between Arabs and Kurds, escalating a dispute over land and oil that has played into the hands of a resurgent Al Qaeda.
Truck bombings and suicide attacks
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Masoud Barzani held a rare meeting yesterday (August 2), agreeing only to further talks to solve a row over land and oil seen as the greatest threat to Iraqi security.
The encounter was bel
Opposition groups made a surprise gain in Iraqi Kurdistan's weekend elections, but ruling parties feuding with Arab leaders in Baghdad clung to power and are unlikely to end a standoff threatening Iraq's fragile calm.