IRAQ 

KRG Holds Back Exports In Escalation Of Oil Payment Row

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has made good on earlier threats and announced it has halted its oil exports indefinitely, after accusing Baghdad of failing to honor its payment commitments. This prompted an angry response from Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Husain al-Shahristani, who denounced the move, saying the KRG was not fulfilling its obligations to the Iraqi federal government by failing to deliver on promises...