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16:31, 27 February 2015 Friday

Iraqi Kurds bar displaced Arabs from returning home

Peshmerga forces prevent Arabs from returning to their homes in disputed territories claimed by Erbil and Baghdad, according to Human Rights Watch.

11:24, 20 February 2015 Friday

Davutoglu reiterates support for Iraqi Kurdish people

Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu meets with Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government PM Nechirvan Barzani in Ankara.

12:32, 29 December 2014 Monday

Barzani My plan is to change the Sykes-Picot agreement

"They asked about my plan," as Barzani talks to Reuters: "I said, 'My plan is to change the Sykes-Picot agreement'"

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

14:03, 01 December 2014 Monday

Kurds tighten border against displaced Iraqi Arabs

Displaced Sunni Arabs have borne the brunt of the restrictions. In the past, Arabs wishing to enter the region had to find a Kurd to vouch for them, but now even that is not enough to gain access for some

14:49, 26 November 2014 Wednesday

Baghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control

Iraq bars private companies from owning fixed networks transiting domestic data and anything they build is usually seized by the government.

10:17, 24 November 2014 Monday

Iraqi Kurds prepare Sinjar mountain offensive

Controlling Sinjar would put the peshmerga on three sides of Mosul, the largest city under ISIL control in northern Iraq, and allow them to gain positions for any future offensive to retake the city and nearby areas

14:54, 22 November 2014 Saturday

Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against ISIL

Peshmerga spokesman Brigadier General Halgurd Hikmat confirmed that Turkish soldiers had started special forces training with peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq

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.

09:40, 18 November 2014 Tuesday

Iraqis show no sign of uniting in response to massacre

There are few real signs of momentum needed to bury sectarian differences and create a united force to counter ISIL in Anbar

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.

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

15:39, 23 October 2014 Thursday

Germany to send Kurds weapons in northern Iraq

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Germany would also "most likely" provide military training to the Kurdish militant groups.

14:29, 22 October 2014 Wednesday

US to build military base in Erbil -Kurdish official

It's claimed that US government is planning to set up a military base on the area of Herir Military Airport, in Erbil.

14:39, 12 October 2014 Sunday

UK trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq

A 12-member ‘specialist team’ went to Iraq to train peshmerga forces, says the British Defense Ministry.

09:27, 01 October 2014 Wednesday

Kurds seize Iraq-Syria border post from ISIL rebels

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters took control of the Rabia border crossing in a battle that began before dawn, an Iraqi Kurdish political source said.

17:54, 27 September 2014 Saturday

Greece to send ammunition to Iraqi Kurds

The supplies consist of bullets that are suitable for Kalashnikov assault rifles that were confiscated by Greek port authorities.

22:47, 24 September 2014 Wednesday

Iranian commander confirms Quds Force chief was in Iraq

The statement by General Amir Ali Hajizadeh appears to be the first confirmation by a named Guards official of the presence in Iraq of Soleimani

11:39, 23 September 2014 Tuesday

Iraqi Kurdish PM Turkey Kurds united against ISIL

The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq did not intervene in the release of the Turkish Consulate staff, Kurdish Regional Government PM Nechirvan Barzani said.

11:32, 12 September 2014 Friday

Barzani warns Peshmerga forces to 'not neglect position'

Everyone who is at fault with losing northern Iraqi town of Sinjar and who neglect their position will be punished, said Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani.

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.

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