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Kurdistan’s Peace Pipelines
PNA - Not very many people believed that the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), created through the Treaty of Paris between Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will serve as the first step to transform part of the European continent. During the second world war, many American politicians would imagine Europe as a lost continent because of the two world wars.
Michael Knights to Gulan: President Barzani is playing a constructive role in maintaining the PKK ceasefire
PNA - Michael Knights is a Boston-based Lafer fellow of The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf states.He said to Gulan that President Barzani is playing a constructive role in maintaining the PKK ceasefire.
Iraq’s Kurdish region pursues ties with Turkey — for energy revenue and independence
PNA - As the rest of Iraq descends into a crisis of deepening violence, the autonomous enclave of Kurdistan is enlisting the help of an unlikely ally, Turkey, to reach for a long-delayed dream of independence.
Iraqi Kurdistan: State-in-the-making?
PNA - Wherever you are in the world it takes nerve to invest in the amusement park industry - roller coasters can go down as well as up. But the Chavy Land Park in the Iraqi-Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah offers a particularly challenging balance of risk and reward. On the one hand there isn't much competition for the leisure dollar in the Iraqi tourism industry - not yet at least.
The Kurdistan Region: A Unique Democracy in the Middle East
PNA - The Kurdistan Region is seemingly a unique democracy in the Middle East. With a successful and open foreign policy coupled with economic power, the Kurdistan Region has become an international commercial center in this new and virgin region.
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From Kurdistan to New York
PNA - I’ve just spent several days travelling around Iraqi Kurdistan, a region that endured the worst of Saddam Hussein’s furies in the nineteen-seventies and eighties. Suleimaniya, the Kurdish city where I was staying, is a boom town; cranes and high-rises clutter the horizon; the roads, many of them smooth and new, are crammed with cars. Women walk the streets in jeans, their hair blowing free. Kurdistan, a self-governing region, has a decadelong head start on the rest of Iraq, and it has peace, too. For that, it can thank—and Kurds do thank—the United States, and especially for the no-fly zone, erected in 1991, that kept Saddam’s armies at bay, until the U.S. took him and his government down, twelve years later. The Kurds are reaping the fruits.
Kurdistan Sightseeing in Iran -Photos
PNA-The province of Kurdistan is 28,817 km in area of the Kurdish inhabited areas of Iran or Iranian Kurdistan.
As Iraq grapples with bombings, Erbil booms
PNA-As central Iraq grapples with a surge in violence and a longer-term struggle to wean its economy off a dependence on oil, Abdullah Abdulkarim stands at a car dealership in the northern Kurdish city of Erbil and smiles. “Every day, things are getting better.”
From Mountain People to Partner ?
PNA-Speaking at a recent Chatham House event former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright was asked her predictions for the Middle East. Ignoring the continued flux of both the Arab Spring the bloody civil war in Syria Albright responded that the modern relationship between Turkey and the Kurds is evidence of how "things you think will never change – change".
BBC video report: Halabja chemical attack victims demand justice in Paris court
PNA-Washington Post, Paris — Twenty victims of Saddam Hussein’s 1988 chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja, requested a judicial investigation of French suppliers on Monday, saying executives knew what they were sending to the Iraqi dictator and bore some responsibility.
A post-Assad Syria: What it means for the Kurds
PNA - Massive demonstrations in Syrian cities that began in 2011 have quickly evolved into a full-blown civil war that encompasses the entire country today. Like all civil wars, Syria’s does not simply possess two opposing sides, but instead is multidimensional.
June edition of The Review highlights oil and gas
PNA-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRG.org) - In the June edition of The Review, the KRG’s Natural Resources Minister discusses the new law on financial dues from federal revenues, which authorises the KRG to sell oil to recover unpaid dues by Baghdad.
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