Iraq and Iran sign Kirkuk oil swap agreement

2017 Dec 10

Deal allows Iraq to resume sales of Kirkuk crude, which has been halted since Iraqi forces took back control of fields from Kurds in October


Why Doesn’t the U.S. Support Kurdish Independence?

2017 Oct 21

The Kurds are one of Washington’s closest and most reliable allies in the Middle East


Iraqi army marches into central Kirkuk as Kurdish forces flee

2017 Oct 17

Elite Iraqi forces reportedly fly flags in center of disputed city, as Kurdish commanders accuse fleeing peshmerga of treason