Lawmakers elect Nechirvan Barzani as president of Iraqi Kurdistan

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

The Iraqi Kurdish parliament on Tuesday elected Nechirvan Barzani, the nephew and son-in-law of ......

ANALYSIS: The troubled relationship between Iraqi nationals and Kurds

Thursday, 03 January 2019

The ongoing relationship between the Arab Iraqis and the Kurds in the north of Iraq continues to be ......

Masoud Barzani set to join Iraq’s Sadr-Amiri political bloc

Friday, 15 June 2018

With the announcement of the new political bloc between Iraqi Sairoon Alliance and Fatah Alliance in ......

Kurdish leader Barzani: Lack of Kirkuk control paves way for ISIS

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, said on Friday that the Iraqi forces' and ......

Iraqi MP: Secret negotiations going on between Erbil and Baghdad

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Kurdistan Region’s Tuesday announcement that it respects the Iraqi Supreme Court’s ......

Protesters storm Kurdistan parliament after Barzani announces resignation

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Demonstrators, some carrying clubs, stormed the Iraqi Kurdistan parliament building in Erbil on ......

Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign

Monday, 23 October 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan’s main opposition party called Sunday for the autonomous region’s ......

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

Thursday, 19 October 2017

A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on ......

Did Jalal Talabani write his memoirs?

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy


Barzani, the independence and the earthquake

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Ghassan Charbel is the Editor-in-Chief of London-based Al Sharq al-Awsat newspaper. Ghassan's Twitter handle is @GhasanCharbel.


Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of ‘counter-measures’ against Kurd vote

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq’s Kurdistan region to abandon a planned ......

Barzani: Kurdish independence referendum on schedule

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The head of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani pledged to press ahead with a referendum on ......

Barzani rejects Arab League’s request to postpone independence referendum

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani rejected Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit’s ......

Erdogan, Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani discuss fight against militants

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed strategy in fighting Islamic State and ......

Greater Kurdistan – the dream and reality

Monday, 27 June 2016

Eyad Abu Shakra (also written as Ayad Abou-Chakra) began his media career in 1973 with Annahar newspaper in Lebanon. He joined Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK in 1979, occupying several positions including: Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Head of Research Unit, as well as being a regular columnist. He has several published works, including books, chapters in edited books, and specialized articles, in addition to frequent regular TV and radio appearances. Eyad tweets @eyad1949