Iraqi Kurds postpone elections amid tensions with Baghdad

Parliament in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region decided Tuesday to hold legislative elections in eight months after they were delayed amid tensions with the central government in Baghdad over disputed territories. Regional legislative and presidential elections had both been due on November 1 but were delayed after Baghdad seized a swathe of territory from Kurdish forces following an independence vote.

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Christian Refugees from Nineveh

Our identity belongs to “our land” and only when “we’re back in our homes can we say that we’re happy again and at peace.” Meanwhile, “our children take part in camp activities”, which keeps alive the desire to return to Karamlesh, said Naseem Kuder Sulaiman, a 47-year-old engineer who spoke to AsiaNews.

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