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Iraq’s Kurds Aim for Own Oil Ministry

Leaders of Iraq’s Kurdish north have unveiled a controversial plan to consolidate their hold on the region’s future petroleum resources, raising concerns about how the ethnically divided nation will share its oil revenue. The Kurdish parliament will be asked to vote on the creation of a Ministry of Natural Resources that would regulate potentially lucrative energy projects in newly discovered oil and natural gas fields within the three provinces of Iraqi Kurdistan. Full Story

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