Iraq's Kurds vote amid rows, regional tensions

September 21, 2013 3:57 AM

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Iraq's Kurds vote amid rows, regional tensions

ARBIL, Iraq (AFP) – Iraq's Kurds vote on Saturday for their parliament as the autonomous region grapples with disputes with the federal government while fellow Kurds fight bloody battles across the border in Syria.

The legislative election also comes amid questions over the future of the Kurdish nation, spread across historically hostile countries that have more recently either shown a willingness to discuss Kurdish demands or been in conflict, allowing Kurds to carve out their own territory.

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