Jets hit terrorist positions in 4 regions
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
Iraqi natural gas may soon come to Turkey, which can add this option to its supplier countries, said an energy company head.
US Deputy U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran says 'serious decisions' made on Kurdish people's future.
Yezidis, a minority group in Iraq, who have long suffered numerous attacks because of their religion, have now been targeted by ISIL militants
The ISIL clashed with Kurdish forces in the town of Makhmur near Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish semi-autonomous zone.
“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.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani held separate talks with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The Iraqi Ministry of Oil called on Kurdish forces to withdraw from oil wells and a pipeline.
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.
Iraqi Kurd president Masoud Barzani told the BBC that a referendum could be held in a matter of months.
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.
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.
“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).
The SCF Altai tanker was anchored near Israel's Ashkelon port early on Friday morning, ship tracking and industry sources said.
The Kurdish regional administration in Iraq's north has formed a new cabinet after months of stalemate between political parties.
"There will be closer cooperation between Baghdad and the regional Kurdistan government to work together and flush out these foreign fighters," Hoshyar Zebari said
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
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
The Kurdish Regional Government of Northern Iraq and Turkey agreed to export Kurdish oil amid ongoing tensions between Irbil and Baghdad.
Erbil denied claims that the United States had turned away the vessel transporting northern Iraqi oil.