Syria, Iraq Kurds in Arbil hold protest Turkey Syria operation

Syrian and Iraqi Kurds hold posters and olive branches during a demonstration outside of the UN office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region, against a military operation by the Turkish army against the Kurdish YPG forces in Syria’s Afrin.

Deploying to War & Kurdish Independence Crushed: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)

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Then, VICE News reports on how a little-known Trump campaign adviser got in some serious trouble with the FBI.

Plus, we were in Erbil when Kurdistan’s President resigned after the historic vote for independence backfired.

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Kurdish ‘Threat’: Turkey & Iraq hold drills after Kurdish referendum passes successfully

Iraqi Kurds have voted in an independence referendum, despite opposition from both Baghdad and abroad. Baghdad sees the referendum as another source for destabilization of an already fragile state and doesn’t want to lose the oil-rich region.
Turkey is conducting joint military drills with Iraq, and threatened to block an oil pipeline operated by the Kurds. RT discussed the Iraqi Kurdish referendum with Namo Abdulla from Rudaw, a Kurdistan media network, and former CIA officer Jack Rice.

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Kurds eye independence in controversial referendum as neighbors hold massive drills

Voting has opened in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

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High Potential: Rosneft-Iraqi Kurdistan oil deal signed, US oil plans shaken

One of the most important contracts that have been signed during the SPIEF 2017 is an agreement between Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq.
The deal is estimated at over one billion dollars and is set to last 20 years. It will involve the joint exploration and development of five oil fields in Iraq’s Kurdistan. And Rosneft will get access to a key regional pipeline.
However, not everyone might be happy with the deal. Here’s Jacqueline Vouga with more….

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SPIEF17: Russia gains access to oil pipeline in Iraq under deal with Kurdistan

Russia and Iraqi Kurds signed an oil deal today, on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg World Economic Forum. Under the agreement, Russia gets access to a Kurdish oil pipeline – and will participate in the creation of a new joint company.

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