Anti-ISIS fighter contests DGSI surveillance that led to his trial for terrorism
The defence team of a former French soldier of the Kurdish YPG, who fought against the Islamic State in Syria alongside the French special forces, has filed suit against the DGSI, France's domestic intelligence agency, over its surveillance of him that led to his trial for terrorism.
Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, met Maryam [...]
Boris Boillon’s missions in Erbil
The probe into the cash that former French ambassador Boris Boillon was carrying when he was stopped by customs on [...]
Kurdish oil king Kozel under pressure
A pitched battle is on the cards on July 25 when the oil company Gulf Keystone, which made Kurdistan’s largest [...]
Ex-ambassador Boillon advises Suez
According to our sources, French water and waste management group Suez Environnement, a 35% owned subsidiary of GDF Suez, has [...]
Kibbutzim could be next
It has supervised the Kurdish intelligence services and the autonomous [...]
CIA, MIT merge Kurdish services
Increasingly active in Iraqi Kurdistan, Washington and Ankara will oversee the merger of Kurdistan's intelligence services into a single structure.
Washington changes Kurdistan strategy
The United States, which has been the principal support to Turkey in its operations against the Kurdish separatist movement PKK, [...]
Barzani and Erdogan v Maliki
Openly hostile to Baghdad and the PKK, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan has allied himself with Ankara.
Rothschild opens City doors for Barzanis
Nathaniel Rothschild has acquired Genel Enerji, the main oil company operating in Kurdistan. Among the shareholders is a group close to the province's leadership.
Jamal Daniel's slick diplomacy
Texas-based Syrian businessman Jamal Daniel, who has oil investments in Angola, Yemen and other hot spots, is going into business in Kurdistan.
BCP, Switzerland's all-purpose bank
The Banque de Commerce et de Placements, a former subsidiary of the BCCI which specialises in trade finance, operates in some of the world's most troubled regions.
Kurds work on military autonomy
The Kurdish Regional Government is building its own army and intelligence services by bringing together the military wings of former political rivals, the KDP and the PUK.
Idan Ofer’s secret trip
Israeli Idan Ofer, heir to the world’s 130th largest private fortune, travelled to Sulaiman, in the north of Kurdish Iraq, [...]
Secret wars in Kurdistan
Relations have seriously degenerated between Tel Aviv and Ankara following the Israeli Army ’s storming of the Turkish vessel Mavi [...]
A unified national army for Kurdistan
The Kurdish regional president Massoud Barzani is due to meet Barack Obama on January 28 at the White House. The [...]
The Barzanis Won’t Be Listing in London
. As Intelligence Online anticipated would be the case in [...]
Vast Exploration’s Army of Consultants
The Canadian junior Vast Exploration is due next month to [...]