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Iraqi Kurd president makes symbolic Baghdad visit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The president of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, visited Baghdad on Sunday for the first time in more than two years, in a symbolic step to resolve disputes between the central government and the autonomous region over land and oil.Full story

Gulf Keystone says court judgment may not come until June

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil explorer Gulf Keystone <GKP.L>, defending its ownership of a huge oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan after it was sued, said the outcome of the court battle may not be known until at least June. Full story

Fuel, food aid draw Iraq, Syria Kurds closer

FISHKHABOUR, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurds on either side of the river Tigris that runs between Syria and Iraq are linked by kinship, a history of oppression and now by fuel lines and boats ferrying food and medical aid across the waters that divide them. Full story

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