IRAQ

KRG Helping Hand To Kirkuk Province Threatens To Widen Rift With Baghdad

raq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which has long sought to incorporate oil-rich Kirkuk into its territories it considers as Kurdish, is offering to allocate part of the proceeds from its independent oil sales, which include oil produced in Kirkuk, to the province. The move would make the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk reliant on Erbil rather than on Baghdad for revenues, deepening the already...