Tension has been running high between Iraqi federal troops and Kurdish forces in Kirkuk
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges all sides to avoid further escalation after KRG’s controversial referendum
Iraqis in KRG-held areas will vote on Monday on whether to secede from Iraq
Kurdish Regional Government plans to hold referendum on secession in September
"Iran's principal position is to support the territorial integrity of Iraq," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.
Hosyar Zebari, ex-Iraqi foreign and finance minister, says people in region are losing hope in new Iraq
President of Kurdish region says agreement will not damage students
‘Intense’ bombardment of Erbil province’s border region forces local residents to flee homes, district governor says
FETO has several educational institutions in Iraqi Kurdish region, while FETO-run radio station broadcasts from Erbil
The agreement with the region, aimed to help Iraq increase oil exports at a time when revenues are strained by low global prices and the cost of fighting ISIL insurgents who seized control of large areas in the north and west last summer.
A House committe chairman says peshmerga fighters “have proven to be the most effective ground force currently fighting ISIL.”
The Kurdish issue will play a key role for all active actors in the region when it comes to the shaping of the Middle East. And the Kurdish issue has gained such importance that it won’t be left to the Kurds alone.
Turkey should allow the passage of peshmerga forces and weapons from northern Iraq to help Kurds in Kobani to push ISIL back, Iraqi Kurdish politician says
Kurdish resistance against ISIL would also bear symbolic meaning for other minority communities in region
Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has provided military aid to Kurdish fighters in the embattled city of Kobani, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official said
Massoud Barzani's Kurdish Regional Government ruling party takes Deputy Prime Ministry and Finance Ministry, with PUK of Talabani taking Culture Ministry
More than 100 instructors from Germany, Canada, Australia and United States are now on the ground in Iraqi Kurdistan, teaching the region's peshmerga forces how to use the new weapons
Rather than help keep the nation together, the air strikes risk being used by different factions for their own advantage in Iraq's sectarian and ethnic conflicts.
The main sticking point is the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) budget
Britain has so far carried out aid drops and surveillance and transported military supplies to Kurdish regional forces allied with the Baghdad central government.