Kurdistan’s two dominant political parties have made a breakthrough in their long-running negotiations to form the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) — talks that also aim to decide the governorship of the disputed, oil-rich province of Kirkuk. Under the agreement, the new KRG Parliament will meet for the first time on Feb. 18, paving the way for Masrur Barzani – currently Kurdistan’s intelligence chief, and the son of former President Massoud Barzani, who leads the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) – to become prime minister and seat a new Cabinet. This content is for […]