Iraq lawmakers vote to dismiss Kirkuk governor over independence referendum

The Iraqi parliament voted to oust Kirkuk governor Najm al-Din Karim on Thursday following rising Kurdish tensions from a failed referendum petition [official summary, Arabic] on Tuesday. Following the counsel of Iraq’s [official website] vote against the referendum petition, parliament authorized Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to “take all measures” to preserve national unity [BBC report], […]

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