IRAQ’S KURDISH REGION – It is time for a system overhaul in Iraq’s Kurdish region (Dara Salam, Al Jazeera)

On December 2, teachers and public employees peacefully demonstrated in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), demanding their long-overdue salaries. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has been unable to pay civil servants in full for months due to an ongoing financial crisis.