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02:06, 24 October 2017 Tuesday

Kurdish region orders arrest of 11 Iraqi officials

Kurdish prosecutor accuses the officials of inciting to violence  

04:02, 27 September 2017 Wednesday

Barzani urges 'series of dialogues' with Baghdad

In first statement after illegitimate poll in N. Iraq, KRG leader says he does not want to create obstacles for neighbors

17:26, 26 September 2017 Tuesday

Iraq MPs seek to sack president over Kurdish referendum

Iraq’s central government has threatened to intervene militarily if the referendum leads to violence

13:02, 25 September 2017 Monday

Iran closes border with Iraq s Kurdish region

Frontier closes as Kurds vote on independence from Iraq    

16:03, 13 August 2016 Saturday

Iraq governor's nephew gunned down in north

The shooting in Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Arbil came just hours after Nowfal al-Aqoub, the governor of Nineveh, made controversial remarks about children being fathered by IS fighters in the province.

15:38, 11 August 2016 Thursday

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

11:09, 04 August 2015 Tuesday

Iraq Kurdish region to sell oil pay companies

Independent oil producers operating in the region will be paid directly by KRG, ignoring agreement with Baghdad

07:56, 14 June 2015 Sunday

Iraqi Kurdish Regional elections in August

KRG presidency instructs all governmental institutions to prepare for region’s presidential elections

13:30, 16 March 2015 Monday

27th anniversary of the Halabja Massacre in Iraq

The over five thousand people who lost their lives in the chemical bombing attacks 27 years ago were commemorated.

17:47, 27 December 2014 Saturday

Kurdish scholar killed in Tuz Khormato

A Kurdish scholar was killed in an armed attack as he was walking in the street.

15:05, 15 December 2014 Monday

Iraq's new premier battles to unite a fractured nation

Haider al-Abadi faces a huge challenge forging a common front against ISIL fighters, rebuilding an ineffective army and reasserting a degree of central government authority across Iraq

16:54, 10 December 2014 Wednesday

Iraqi Kurdish govt vows to continue independence bid

President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government has pledged to continue his region's independence and referendum bid despite ISIL threats

09:58, 07 December 2014 Sunday

Kurdish region may seek to leave Iraq parliament head

Yusuf Mohammed Sadik says a referendum would be held if the northern Kurdish region were to seek independence

15:22, 26 November 2014 Wednesday

Many issues were addressed, including previous cooperation agreements, and shared intelligence to fight ISIL, Kurdish lawmaker said

12:58, 19 November 2014 Wednesday

Car bomb kills 5 in Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil

Footage from the scene showed several charred vehicles and what appeared to be a blood stain on the cobbles outside the governor's office.

10:40, 16 November 2014 Sunday

U S Army General meets Kurdish leader in Erbil

U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that the U.S. government follows the Kurdish armed forces' struggle against ISIL closely.

10:13, 11 November 2014 Tuesday

Iraqi Kurdish PM slams Baghdad over unfulfilled promises

“As the Kurdish Regional Government, our priority is to form an alliance with the Baghdad government. If this does not happen, we have another option,” Nechirvan Barzani said

22:24, 07 November 2014 Friday

Obama authorizes 1 500 additional U S troops for Iraq

The U.S. is going to deploy an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq in a bid to ramp up its efforts to train and assist Iraqi forces.

16:32, 02 November 2014 Sunday

Iraqi Kurdistan recognizes Turkmen language

The parliament of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government has declared Turkmen language as one of its official languages apart from Arabic and Kurdish.

17:54, 30 October 2014 Thursday

Germany considers military training center in Erbil

Berlin sends military experts to Erbil to explore ways of better supporting peshmerga troops against ISIL

17:51, 28 October 2014 Tuesday

Peshmerga will enter Kobani 'at any moment' Turkish FM

Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu uses TV interview to say 150 Iraqi peshmerga will enter Kobani to fight against ISIL.

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