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The spokesman of Iraq's state-sanctioned paramilitaries has issued a stern warning to Masoud Barzani while saying his fighters have no ...
Here in Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region, a friend recently overheard some of his countrymen discussing the prospect of an independent Iraqi ...
Medecins sans Frontieres teams run mobile clinics to provide medical care and treatment for internally displaced people affected by conflict.
Iranian concerns about the Trump administration's plans for Iraqi Kurdistan appear to be tempering Tehran's fury with Erbil over the Sept.
During the meeting, the Syrian President rejected any attempt by the regime in Iraqi Kurdistan to "undermine the sovereignty and territorial ...
Iraqi Kurdistan: A Regional Flashpoint SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned that Turkey would "soon" close its border crossing and airspace with Iraqi ...
As a longtime "friend of the Kurds" who made his first illegal attempt to enter Iraqi Kurdistan from Iran in 1974 with ABC News' Peter Jennings ...
In ruined Qaraqosh, once home to Iraq's largest Christian community, returning businessmen are beginning to rebuild, hoping to restore a ...
Iran and Turkey have already threatened to join Baghdad in imposing economic sanctions on Iraqi Kurdistan and have launched joint military ...
Jerusalem (CNN) When Iraqi Kurds a look around, they see potential enemies to the north, south, east and west. The Turks, Iraqis, Iranians and ...
Large numbers of people have taken part in a landmark vote on independence for Iraq's Kurdistan Region, amid growing opposition both at ...
People have voted in a landmark referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a move which has been criticised by foreign ...
But here in Iraqi Kurdistan, the man's gesture meant something else. His fingertip was coated in dark ink. He had cast his vote and was raising ...
A dialogue between the Iraqi government and the autonomous Kurdistan Region is the only way to preserve unity and territorial integrity, Iraqi president Fuad ...
The areas that the PYD managed to grab were threatened by the militants of Daesh in 2015 but thanks to the U.S., Turkey and the peshmerga forces of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, the Daesh hordes were driven ...
Construction workers accidentally discovered a vaulted tomb dating back to the time of the Assyrian Empire in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Ten skeletons were also found at the site. Inside the tomb, which was constructed with baked bricks, ...
ERBIL - Two journalist advocacy centers said on Tuesday (March 28) the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) need to lift restrictions on journalists from covering battles against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosul and Raqqa.
Following its annexation by ISIS, the possibility of returning to Mosul did not seem likely for Assyrians, who were exiled under threat of death.
The Surchis have spent seven months in Serbia after fleeing violence in their hometown of Dohuk, in Iraqi Kurdistan. Bashar, an English teacher, and Marua, a veterinarian, traveled from Iraq to Turkey to Bulgaria with their two young girls.
They hope to force a referendum to have the city unite with Iraqi Kurdistan, something politicians in Baghdad are reluctant to allow the oil-rich city to do.
In newly liberated areas, assessment and planning for the future of damaged sites of ancient Iraqi heritage are under way.
Tastekin adds that YPG officials rejected a US proposal to include Syrian Kurdish forces backed by Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani, calling it a "conspiracy" that could lead to war among the Kurds.
"It is true, for some time the KDP [Kurdistan Democratic Party] government [KRG] put an embargo on us. We cannot enter Basur [Iraqi Kurdistan] to do our diplomatic work, but also journalists and diplomats are not allowed by the KDP to enter Rojava," he ...
An unknown Nigerian footballer, Benjamin Ogunbajo has taken the Iraqi Kurdistan League by storm this season where he currently makes waves with one of the leading clubs, Kirkuk sports Club.
Baghdad - Four Kurdish factions in the Iraqi Parliament will boycott a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Sunday evening (March 26) in protest at the Iraqi PM's lack of commitment to include Kurdish proposals in the 2017 budget.
In early March, members of the 75th Ranger Regiment crossed the border from Iraqi Kurdistan into Syria flying an American flag in what appeared to be the first major ground deployment of U.S.
He also expressed his discomfort with the presence of the PKK in the northern Iraqi province Sinjar, criticizing Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani for supporting the outlawed party, accusing him of being a part of the ...
Families across Iraqi Kurdistan gather for Newroz to welcome the new year, according to traditional Kurdish and Iranian calendars, and to celebrate their centuries-old culture of resistance.
No other Mideast community (except Israel) has a closer relationship with the United States than the Iraqi Kurds, who have played a critical role in confronting ISIS.
It's my third time here. Each time I come, it's to learn more about the different forms of violence and discrimination facing women and girls in the region as part of my work with my women's rights organization Project Monma.
Earlier this month, Syrian Kurds clashed with peshmerga forces from Iraqi Kurdistan over control of Sinjar. The town gained notoriety in August 2014, when ISIS militants carried out a terrible massacre of its Yazidi residents until it was liberated by ...
Undo. Russian MoD Expects Palmyra Area to Join Syrian ceasefire Regime. Undo. Tags: UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Kirkuk, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan. Track Do not track Community standardsDiscussion. Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik ...
Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan celebrate Nowruz on or around March 21 every year, and the Iraqi government considers it an official holiday.
Speaking about the organisation's first programme in Iraqi Kurdistan, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares, said: "The new programme is in partnership with UNICEF and in support of the growing number of children who have had their ...
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has criticized the Kirkuk governorate's decision to fly the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional government's (KRG) flag on state buildings on official state days.
"OK," Hazhar says people would tell them, "your family has given enough." Sebastian Meyer, based in Brooklyn, is a documentary photographer who was based in Iraqi Kurdistan from 2009 to 2014. His book, Under Every Yard of Sky, will be published in late ...
On March 2, a military force affiliated with the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) led by former President Jalal Talabani seized the North oil company in Kirkuk province.
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - This most liberal of Iraqi cities, nestled in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, is a perfect place from which to ponder the impact of the upcoming military defeat of the Islamic State - on Iraq and the world.
Sulaymaniyah, 16 March 2017 - Eighteen Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) officials successfully completed the improvised explosive device Defeat (IEDD) Management Course.
A military post of the Kurdish army sits atop a hillside in Ninevah Province, Iraqi Kurdistan, in June 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Shutterstock.
The regional government of semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan appears to be struggling to maintain the quality of its oil exports, just as it has signed a landmark supply agreement with Rosneft aimed at opening up new markets for Kurdish crude.
Worsening economic situation leads thousands of Syrian refugee families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to seek refuge in oversubscribed camps.
YEREVAN (RFE/RL) - President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday gave the green light to the opening of an Armenian consulate general in Iraqi Kurdistan, underscoring Armenia's growing ties to the region that enjoys considerable autonomy within Iraq. Sarkisian ...
"The big question is how to maintain a peace after (ISIS) is defeated, so as not to repeat the disaster," said the former prime minister of the regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan, Barham Salih. "The key is to make sure (ISIS) is not one episode to ...
Six Skiers paid $2,400 to travel to Mount Halgurd in Iraqi Kurdistan to ski in a resort that is only a three hour drive from Mosul - where Iraqi forces are currently leading an operation to drive Daesh out of the city - and 500 kilometres north of Baghdad.
Welcome to Kurdistan, case study in what America First means for the Middle East. 'We are in a war of survival,' says Iraqi pol Qubad Talabani.
YEREVAN - Armenia will establish a Consulate General in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. A corresponding decree has been signed by President Serzh Sarkisian.
'For those who want to just ski a nice piste, have a beer, then go to a disco, it's probably not so appealing." James Willcox, co-founder of adventure travel company Untamed Borders, is talking about who might - and would definitely not - be interested ...


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