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    Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfires

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on October 30, 2017

    Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would give up his position as president on November 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and...

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    A political fiasco

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 26, 2017

    When Kurdish troops recaptured the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar from Islamic State two years ago, Massoud Barzani gave a triumphant speech....

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    Tehran emerges as the winner

    by Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:05am on October 23, 2017

    NOTWITHSTANDING the overwhelming vote the Kurdish referendum for independence received, there is no gainsaying that regional circumstances were far from suitable for such an undertaking,...