Monthly Archives: April 2016

KRG High Representative responds to the APPG report

Remarks by Karwan Jamal Tahir at the launch on 19 April 2016 in the Commons of the APPG Report on its delegation to the Kurdistan Region The title of the report is most appropriate. The Kurdistan Region is indeed “The … Continue reading

A domain of one’s own?

Kurdistan achieved its independence last week but you may not yet have noticed it. They now have a separate domain in cyberspace – Krd. The next question is whether or when that can become a two letter suffix with an … Continue reading

The story of Salah and Andy: from Kent to Kurdistan

Diplomacy and international relations are made by people and not just states. The force of this was impressed on me on a trade mission to the Kurdistan Region with a guy called Andy Parkinson. He was trying to win contracts … Continue reading

The Land Between Two Anniversaries

appg pdf The APPG has launched a major report on its most recent delegation to the Kurdistan Region, which can be read in its entirety at the above PDF. The Kurdistan Region is a valued ally whose religious pluralism is … Continue reading

Canadian MPs join solidarity with the Kurds in Iraq

CALGARY, April 13, 2016 – Today, Member of Parliament for Calgary Shepard, Tom Kmiec was elected chair of the Parliamentary Friends of the Kurds, an all-party caucus within Canada’s Parliament dedicated to supporting Kurdish refugees in their transition to life … Continue reading

British formally mark Anfal Day

The British Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, has paid tribute to the victims of the Anfal campaign on Anfal Day, 14 April. The British Government refused to follow the example of the House of Commons in formally recognising … Continue reading

Three cheers for Sir John Major

A letter-writer in a national magazine in Britain recently demanded one example of a good British intervention in the Middle East. My reply cited two: the liberation of Kuwait and initiating a no-fly zone over the Kurdistan Region. 5 April … Continue reading

KRG High Representative pays tribute to Sir John Major

Dear Sir John Major Twenty five years the Kurds in Iraq were once again at the mercy of a genocidal dictator and the British public was horrified and angered by scenes of hundreds of thousands of Kurdish families fleeing for … Continue reading