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Latest update : 2014-08-12

Iraq violence: ISIS insurgency catches up with Kurdistan

We focus on events in Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan. The Baghdad parliament has handed the role of Iraqi president to the veteran politician Fouad Masoum, who is of course a Kurd. It’s a largely ceremonial post and in line with unofficial power-sharing agreements, the president is always a Kurd, the prime minister a Shiite and the speaker a Sunni.

Meanwhile, for several weeks now, Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been battling militants from ISIS and in several areas they are providing the only effective counterweight to these advancing jihadists. But how long will that last?

By Tom BURGES WATSON

Our guests

Abdelraman Dara SULEIMAN

Iraqi Writer and Political Analyst

Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

International Lawyer

Shwan ZULAL

Kurdish Blogger; Political and risk analyst

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2015-04-01 Boko Haram

Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

It was shortly after 5pm local time Tuesday when the sitting president of Africa's most populous nation picked up the phone to concede defeat. Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated...

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2015-04-01 Nigeria

Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 1)

It was shortly after 5pm local time Tuesday when the sitting president of Africa's most populous nation picked up the phone to concede defeat. Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated...

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part two)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part one)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-30 Boko Haram

Nigeria: And the winner is... Tense wait for election results (part 2)

A "largely peaceful" vote in Nigeria's closest-ever presidential election - but how about the vote-counting? Both sides are on their guard as Africa's most populous nation waits...

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