kurdistan kurdistan  /ˈkɜr dɪ ˌstæn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
  2. (n) an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability

News

  1. Chevron signs 3rd Kurdistan oil deal after being banned by Iraq

    Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Kurdistan has overseen another major energy project. The Kurdish Regional Government has signed an oil exploration contract with the U.S. firm Chevron. Under the accord, Chevron would explore the Qara Dagh field, which encompasses 860 kilometers. “Chevron will acquire an interest in and operatorship of the Qara Dagh block [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: World Tribune

  2. Total Buys New Oil Interest in Iraq's Kurdistan

    Total SA has bought the majority stake in an oil exploration block in Kurdistan, in a move that will further consolidate its position in the semiautonomous region of northern Iraq and once again challenge the Iraqi federal authorities.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  3. Total Expands Interests in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Total SA has bought the majority stake in an oil exploration block in Kurdistan, in a move that will further consolidate its position in the semiautonomous region of northern Iraq and once again challenge the Iraqi federal authorities.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rigzone

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Quotes

  1. "Kurdistan is a safe region and this will have its affect on trade, and companies will fear coming to this region," Othman said.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: Washington Post

  2. "We are concerned that US policy regarding these oil contracts has not been clearly defined, communicated or consistently implemented by the Iraqi government, the Kurdistan Regional Government and international oil companies seeking to do business...
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Claire McCaskill Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "But if they insist on the continuation of fighting, they should leave Kurdistan, Iraq and not create problems here. And they should return to their countries and do there whatever they want," Talabani said at a joint news conference with...
    on Oct 21, 2007 By: Jalal Talabani Source: USA Today

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