Oil row with Kurds stirs Iraq tensions | News | Al Jazeera

Oil row with Kurds stirs Iraq tensions

Stoppage of crude exports to Baghdad over payment dispute raises fears of a Kurdish push for greater independence.

    Iraq's Kurdish government has stopped all oil exports to Baghdad following a payment dispute.    

    It is just one issue in recent weeks that is causing tensions between the Kurds in the north and the central authority.

    There are concerns that a push to sell crude oil to Kurdish markets from what is considered to be one of the last great unexplored oil regions in the world, could persuade Erbil to seek more independence from Baghdad.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Erbil.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.