By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), (Kurdish: حکومەتی هەرێمی کوردستان, Hikûmetî Herêmî Kurdistan, is the official ruling body of the predominantly Kurdish region of northern Iraq, referred to as Iraqi Kurdistan. The KRG consists of a unicameral parliament with 111 seats known as the Kurdistan National Assembly (KNA). - Source: Wikipedia
Ethnic Kurds fleeing Syria are finding a safe haven among Iraq's Kurdish population, but divided loyalties and distrust of Turkey leave open questions as to how the refugees will align themselves as the Syrian civil war drags on in its 20th month of bloodshed.
The Kurdish regional government has signed a deal with ExxonMobil to explore oil fields in northern Iraq, Kurdish officials said Sunday, putting them in sharp conflict with Iraq's national government.
The Kurdish regional government has signed a deal with ExxonMobil Corp. to explore oil fields in northern Iraq, Kurdish officials said Sunday, putting them in sharp conflict with Iraq's national government.
Iraqi Kurds are committed to preserving their country's borders despite their longtime yearning for an independent state, a leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region told The Washington Times.
Iraq's ancient Christian communities have been decimated by jihadi Muslim terrorists who have bombed their churches, kidnapped their loved ones and summoned them to submit to Islam or die. Since the U.S.-led liberation of Iraq, roughly two-thirds of the pre-war Christian population of 1.5 million has fled Iraq.
The Kurdistan Regional Government released significant news recently. It announced that Houston's Marathon Oil Corp. had acquired operating positions in four oil blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan. This is good news for oil development in Kurdistan and American business in Iraq. Another news story that same day went unnoticed by the Western press. The four-day Erbil International Fair came to a successful conclusion with nearly 850 companies participating. Only two American companies came to the fair. Where were the rest of the Americans?
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, one of America's closest allies in the country, has rebuffed the personal request of President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to relinquish his post as Iraqis form a new government in Baghdad.
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Cabinet signed off yesterday on a revised bill to regulate the country's oil industry and sent it to parliament — a major step in reaching a long-delayed benchmark sought by the United States to promote reconciliation between Iraq's Sunnis and Shi'ites.