Pressured by the Syrian Government, and assaulted by Turkish forces, can the Kurdish Rojava Project Survive? Senior official in pro-Kurdish administration vows to 'continue to run things as before' despite deal with Damascus.
Despite the recent improvement of diplomatic and economic ties between Iraq and Kuwait, the former accused the small Gulf country of infringing on agreements set between them in regards to their maritime border in the Persian Gulf.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met in Cairo to discuss ways to enhance economic and strategic relations, as well as a unified Arab position toward the regional developments.
On Monday, Jordanian King Abdullah II visited Iraq for the first time in over a decade. The visit by the king of Jordan is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks.The two countries share a 179-kilometer border, and Jordan is a major importer of Iraqi crude oil.
The two largest Iraqi Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), are likely to agree eventually on a presidential candidate, but in the meantime several hats are in the ring.
On Monday, King Abdullah of Jordan and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, met with Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to discuss further cooperation in providing services to Syrian refugees in the country, as the strain is taking a toll on the host countries 'vital sectors’