Articles tagged with: Kurdish Regional Government

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2013

Conflicting Reports of PKK Withdrawal from Turkey

ERBIL, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Turkish military yesterday denied reports that a first batch of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters had withdrawn from Turkish territory, thereby implementing part of the peace initiative that was launched last week by jailed party leader Abdullah Öcalan. According to the Turkish newspaper Akşam, the PKK leadership in Mount Qandil, Iraqi Kurdistan, initiated the withdrawal of around one hundred armed troops from Turkey. The newspaper reported that th...

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Filed under: News -
Keily Miller
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on : Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2013

Strange Bedfellows

The tumultuous events of the past few months have left onlookers wondering just how natural gas has emerged as the Middle East’s latest rabble-rouser. Once spurned by conventional crude oil producers as the ugly little sister, natural gas has surged to the center of several geopolitical tussles taking place in and around the Middle East. As the Eastern Hemisphere’s major gas holders are drawn into this conflict, all eyes are fixed on a country with no oil or gas production of its own: Tu...

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Filed under: Economy -
Thomas Alberts
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on : Thursday, 24 Nov, 2011

Oil Sector Reform in Libya

The overthrow of Qadhafi’s regime has cost Libya’s economy dearly. Forecasts for 2011 are that GDP has declined by 28 per cent, industry by 45 per cent, and exports by 82 p...

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