Iraqi government refused to recognize contracts of foreign Oil companies operating in Kurdistan

Categories: News | Name: Ashti Hawrami, Azad Lashkari, Baghdad, Chinese National Petroleum Company, companies, DNO, Dr. Hawrami, Duraid Adnan, exports, Genel Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, Iraq, Iraqi, Khalid Saleh, kurdish, Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, NYTimes, oil, oil companies, oil minister, petroleum, pipelines, president, Rumalia, Sa’ad al-Izzi, Tawke, Timothy Williams

Article from: “Kurdistan Halts Oil Exports ” by Timothy Williams on NYTimes October 12, 2009 | Photo: Azad Lashkari/Reuters The semi autonomous Kurdish region has reopened a rift with the central government after announcing that it had halted all petroleum exports from Kurdistan until Baghdad pays the international companies that are pumping oil in the

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Kurdish-Arab relations in Iraq under critical moments

Categories: News | Name: Arab, Baghdad, Christian, Gorran, Iraq, Iraqi government, Islamists, KDP, Kirkuk, KRG, kurdish, Kurdistan, Kurds, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Nuri al-Maliki, Parliament, PUK, Socialists, Turkmen, United Nations, US military

By Michael Knights | Monday, October 12, 2009 | in Lebanon Daily Star The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Parliament elected in July convened for the first time on August 20, ushering in a new political era in Iraqi Kurdistan. While the bloc including the long-dominant Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)

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Bus Dohuk to Istanbul, Iraq to Turkey by Bus

Categories: Transport | Name: border, bus, Cizre, Cizre Nuh, Dahuk, Dihuk, Dohuk, Ibrahim Khalil, Iraq, Istanbul, Kurdistan, Middle East, Piro Group, taxi, Transport, travel, trip, Turkey, turkish, Zakho

An easy way to get out of Iraqi Kurdistan is to get a bus to Istanbul. However, it seems that not everything goes well and my supposedly “easy trip out” was transformed into a mess as the bus didn’t arrive to Dohuk, and the company responsable for these trips got me a taxi to Zakho

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Shared Taxi from Salahaddin to Erbil, Taxi Iraqi Kurdistan

Categories: Transport | Name: Erbil, Hawler, Iraq, Irbil, Kurdistan, mountains, Salahaddin, taxi, Transport, trip

The cheapest way (apart from hitchhiking of course) to go from Salahaddin to Erbil should be sharing a taxi with local people. Taxis heading out of Salahaddin direction Erbil (aka Arbil, Irbil, Hawler) depart from the last roundabout of the city. Check out the Google map below for exact location. 4 people shared Taxi from

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Hitchhiking Dohuk to Akre, Hitchhiking in Iraqi Kurdistan

Categories: Transport | Name: Akre, Aqrah, car, Dahuk, Dihuk, Dohuk, hitchhiking, Iraq, Kanizark, Kurdistan, Kurds, Lalish, Middle East, Mosul, Ninewa, Shekan, Transport, travel, trip, video, waterfall, Yazidi

I made three major trips Hitchhiking in Iraq but asked for a ride several times both in Erbil and in Dohuk to people who I randomly met on the street or asked for directions. After traveling in Iraqi Kurdistan for a couple of days using shared taxis, private taxis and buses, I decided to try

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Taxi from Erbil to Dohuk, Private BMW Transportation in Iraq Kurdistan

Categories: Transport | Name: Arbil, BMW, Dahuk, Dihuk, Dohuk, Erbil, Hawler, Iraq, Irbil, Kurdistan, Ruwia, taxi, Transport, travel, trip, video

Taxi from Erbil to Dohuk, Private BMW Transportation in Iraq Kurdistan

After a couple of days in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region in Iraq, I decided to take a private taxi as it is one of the safest, most comfortable and faster ways to move from city to city. I took a taxi near the citadel in Hawler (Erbil), and simply said “Dohuk garag ”

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Bus Istanbul to Erbil, Turkey to Iraq by Bus

Categories: Transport | Name: Adana, Aksaray, Arbil, border, bus, Cizre, Duzce, Erbil, Esenler Otogari, food, Hawler, Ibrahim Khalil, information, Iraq, Irbil, Istanbul, Kurdistan, Nusaybin, Ozlem Cizre Nuh, prices, Transport, travel, Turkey, Turkish Liras, videos, Zakho

Bus Istanbul to Erbil, Turkey to Iraq by Bus

This is possibly the cheapest and easier way to enter Iraq. The journey is long and takes about 30 hours but is worth by many reasons. The bus crew will help you at the border of Turkey and at the border of Iraq also as they do not want to wait much since they have

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Zakho town, Iraqi Kurdistan

Categories: Sightseeing | Name: border, Iraq, Kurdistan, Zakho

Zakho is the border town of Iraq and Turkey, where the huge border complex of Ibrahim Khalil is located. There are hundreds of peace keeping forces and the US Peace Corps on the border. Zakho has around 90,000 habitants and the town itself has lots of shops and commerce activity so expect lots of trucks

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Photos Hitchhiking from Dohuk to Amedia Iraq, Hitchhiking Iraq

Categories: Photos | Name: Amadiyah, Amedia, Arab, car, Chevrolet, Christian, Dahuk, Dihuk, hitchhiking, Iraq, Iraqi, Kurd, Kurdistan, Middle East, muslim, Opel, road, travel, trip

This is a small selection of photos from this set “Hitchhiking Iraq”. I Hitchhiked from Dohuk to Amadiyah on a 2 car trip. First car I waited around 5 minutes until someone to stop (an Christian Arab from Bagdad) and on the second car I waited around 10 minutes (an Muslim Kurd from Amadiyah).

Shemal Palace Hotel

Categories: Hotels | Name: Dahuk, Dohuk, hotel, Hotels, Iraq, Kurdistan

After at least 1 hour looking for a hotel with good price aka cheap in town, I found out that all hotels in Dohuk are at least 25,000 dinars up for a double room. I first went to Hotel Parlement, because I knew they had single rooms for 10.000 dinars. All other hotels I been

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Turkey pulls out troops of Iraqi Kurdistan but says more raids possible

Categories: News | Name: EU, guerrilla, Hoshiyar Zebari, Ibrahim Khalil, Iraq, kurdish, Kurdistan, military, offensive, PKK, Robert Gates, soldiers, Turkey, turkish, US, war, Yasar Buyukanit, Zap valley

In The Guardian, Saturday 1 March 2008 | Photo: Mustafa Ozer/AFP Turkey yesterday withdrew thousands of its troops from northern Iraq after an eight-day operation to hunt down and wipe out Kurdish guerrilla forces, calming fears of wider regional instability. Hoshiyar Zebari, Iraq’s foreign minister, confirmed that the first big Turkish cross-border ground offensive in

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Turkish troops freed to head off attack on Iraqi Kurdistan

Categories: News | Name: army, attack, Iraq, Kurdistan, military, Nuri al-Maliki, PKK, Talabani, Tayyip Erdogan, troops, Turkey, turkish, war

In The Guardian, Monday 5 November 2007 | Photo: EPA Eight Turkish soldiers captured last month by Kurdish rebels were freed yesterday in an attempt to divert Ankara from attacking northern Iraq. The soldiers’ release occurred on the eve of a visit to Washington by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, which was expected

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