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  • UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 2:23 AM ET

    BAGHDAD— Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    BAGHDAD— Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • *Kurds in Turkey seek greater autonomy, not independence. ISTANBUL, July 9- What has long been a dream for the Middle East's Kurds, an independent state, is within reach in Iraq, but Turkey's Kurds, wearied by a 30- year conflict with Ankara, see a brighter future at home, where negotiations could deliver the rights they have fought for.

  • Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a Reuters report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.