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09:15, 15 March 2018 Thursday

Turkish jets destroy 8 terror targets in northern Iraq

Airstrikes carried out in northern Iraq's Hakurk and Zap regions, says Turkish military  

08:46, 25 January 2017 Wednesday

Turkish jets destroy 12 PKK targets in northern Iraq

Jets hit terrorist positions in 4 regions

21:03, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against ISIL

A Kurdish intelligence officer in Zumar said peshmerga forces had advanced from five directions in the early morning after coalition air strikes on ISIL positions

17:08, 25 September 2014 Thursday

Expert Israel must use Turkey to sell gas to Europe

Iraqi natural gas may soon come to Turkey, which can add this option to its supplier countries, said an energy company head.

09:38, 09 September 2014 Tuesday

Kurdish leaders to discuss new Iraqi government

US Deputy U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran says 'serious decisions' made on Kurdish people's future.

12:35, 07 August 2014 Thursday

UN Some rescued from Iraqi mountain siege 200 000 flee

Yezidis, a minority group in Iraq, who have long suffered numerous attacks because of their religion, have now been targeted by ISIL militants

12:22, 07 August 2014 Thursday

ISIL extends gains in north Iraq seizes army base in

The ISIL clashed with Kurdish forces in the town of Makhmur near Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish semi-autonomous zone.

17:37, 18 July 2014 Friday

Iraqi Kurdish foreign relations head outlines independence plan

“Today Iraq is divided. Whether people deny it or accept it; there is a Kurdistan Region. It stands for its own,” KRG Foreign Relations, Dr. Falah Mustafa said.

09:25, 15 July 2014 Tuesday

Iraqi Kurdish leader in Turkey to discuss security

Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani held separate talks with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

09:46, 12 July 2014 Saturday

Iraq urges Kurdish forces to quit Kirkuk oil fields

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil called on Kurdish forces to withdraw from oil wells and a pipeline.

14:32, 08 July 2014 Tuesday

Barzani Turkey won't oppose Iraqi Kurdish independence

Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said “I do not expect active assistance or resistance,” regarding Turkey's stance on an independent Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

14:14, 01 July 2014 Tuesday

Kurdish leader vows independence referendum in months

Iraqi Kurd president Masoud Barzani told the BBC that a referendum could be held in a matter of months.

09:17, 01 July 2014 Tuesday

Gas rationing strikes in Iraq's Kurdish Region

Cevdet Circo, the head of the Parliamentary Committee for Industry and Energy of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), said the oil rationing is a temporary situation.

11:15, 24 June 2014 Tuesday

Kerry in N Iraq to urge leaders to join national

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a tour of Middle East countries to discuss the deepening crisis in Iraq, hopes to convince Kurdish leaders to be part of a new government in Baghdad.

17:03, 20 June 2014 Friday

Iraqi Kurdish general says Iraq has 'split into three'

“The region’s president Barzani anticipates that Iraq will be a federal state consisting of three regions. Or, It will be divided three different states, Kurdish, Sunni and Shi'ite,” says Fuad Hussein, the Chief of Staff for Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

15:51, 20 June 2014 Friday

Disputed northern Iraq oil tanker set for Israel

The SCF Altai tanker was anchored near Israel's Ashkelon port early on Friday morning, ship tracking and industry sources said.

09:50, 19 June 2014 Thursday

Iraqi Kurds form new government

The Kurdish regional administration in Iraq's north has formed a new cabinet after months of stalemate between political parties.

13:38, 11 June 2014 Wednesday

Iraq says to work with Kurdish forces to retake Mosul

"There will be closer cooperation between Baghdad and the regional Kurdistan government to work together and flush out these foreign fighters," Hoshyar Zebari said

15:48, 09 June 2014 Monday

Twin bombing near Kurdish party office in north Iraq kills

The attack targeted the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and came just a day after two bomb attacks on PUK offices in the province of Diyala

15:49, 08 June 2014 Sunday

Bombing on Kurdish party HQ in Iraq kills 18- UPDATED

A bomber blew himself up at the headquarters of a Kurdish political party in Iraq's ethnically mixed province of Diyala, a medical source expected the death toll to rise due to the intensity of the blasts

09:30, 05 June 2014 Thursday

Turkey and Iraqi Kurd gov't agree tto 50-year energy deal

The Kurdish Regional Government of Northern Iraq and Turkey agreed to export Kurdish oil amid ongoing tensions between Irbil and Baghdad.

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