IRAQ 

KRG Forms New Government As Tensions Continue Over Oil Exports

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has only just formed a new cabinet after initially announcing in January that Nechirvan Barzani would take over as prime minister. The ministerial appointments come against a backdrop of intense political wrangling between the Kurds and Baghdad over oil payments, which came to a head the previous week as the KRG announced it had stopped sending oil through Iraq’s northern...