IRAQ

KRG Out Of Pocket Again Amid Political Gridlock

Northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is struggling. The regional parliament failed to convene before the expiry of President Masoud Barzani’s term on 20 August, leaving the semi-autonomous region in constitutional limbo. The political impasse between the three main Kurdish parties and persistent theft of oil from the export pipeline through Turkey has again left Erbil in dire financial straits, even as oil...