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Iraq Kurds
14:31, 15 October 2017 Sunday

KRG not seeking war with Baghdad Ex-Kirkuk governor

Tension has been running high between Iraqi federal troops and Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

16:12, 26 September 2017 Tuesday

Germany warns Iraqi Kurds over unilateral independence

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges all sides to avoid further escalation after KRG’s controversial referendum

02:15, 25 September 2017 Monday

Iran closes airspace with Iraq s Kurdish region

Iraqis in KRG-held areas will vote on Monday on whether to secede from Iraq

16:18, 30 July 2017 Sunday

Kurdish referendum augurs ill for Iraq Turkmen leader

Kurdish Regional Government plans to hold referendum on secession in September

14:48, 10 June 2017 Saturday

Iran opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

"Iran's principal position is to support the territorial integrity of Iraq," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.

13:14, 08 May 2017 Monday

Iraqi Kurds' independence referendum 'likely in autumn'

Hosyar Zebari, ex-Iraqi foreign and finance minister, says people in region are losing hope in new Iraq

16:41, 24 August 2016 Wednesday

Iraq's Kurdish authority reaches deal on Gulen schools

President of Kurdish region says agreement will not damage students

12:46, 12 August 2016 Friday

Iran shells mountainous areas of Iraq s Kurdish region

‘Intense’ bombardment of Erbil province’s border region forces local residents to flee homes, district governor says

15:18, 04 August 2016 Thursday

Iraq's Kurdish govt declines to shut FETO-linked schools

FETO has several educational institutions in Iraqi Kurdish region, while FETO-run radio station broadcasts from Erbil

17:27, 02 April 2015 Thursday

Baghdad makes 455 million budget payment to Kurds

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.

09:07, 21 November 2014 Friday

US Congress introduces legislation to arm Kurds

A House committe chairman says peshmerga fighters “have proven to be the most effective ground force currently fighting ISIL.”

07:25, 28 October 2014 Tuesday

Extracting Stalingrad out of Kobane

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.

15:43, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Iraqi politician wants Turkey to OK Kobani arms route

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

12:59, 15 October 2014 Wednesday

Kobani battle will strengthen Kurdish militia says US academic

Kurdish resistance against ISIL would also bear symbolic meaning for other minority communities in region

12:13, 14 October 2014 Tuesday

Iraqi Kurds say they sent arms to Kobani -UPDATED

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

09:29, 14 October 2014 Tuesday

Kurdish ministers take their places in Iraqi cabinet

Massoud Barzani's Kurdish Regional Government ruling party takes Deputy Prime Ministry and Finance Ministry, with PUK of Talabani taking Culture Ministry

13:59, 23 September 2014 Tuesday

West trains Iraq Kurds to fight ISIL

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

11:13, 09 September 2014 Tuesday

Iraq's Shi'ite militia Kurds use U S attacks to further

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.

12:38, 08 September 2014 Monday

Kurds to hold final meeting on participating next government

The main sticking point is the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) budget

11:04, 04 September 2014 Thursday

Britain considering arming training Kurdish forces

Britain has so far carried out aid drops and surveillance and transported military supplies to Kurdish regional forces allied with the Baghdad central government.

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