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Iran asks Iraq to expel Iranian rebels from Kurdistan region

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A senior Iranian security official urged Iraq on Tuesday to expel Iranian rebels from Iraqi Kurdistan, or expect Tehran to take "preventative measures" against...

Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold elections on 30 September

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The semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, which voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence last year in a referendum rejected by Baghdad,...

Kurds abandon territory in the face of Iraq government advance

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The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden...

Iraq says captures positions south of Kirkuk including airbase

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Iraqi forces captured several positions south of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters on Monday in their bid to regain control of the oil-rich...

Thousands of troops sent to Kirkuk to face ‘Iraqi threat’

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Kurdish authorities have sent thousands more troops to the oil region of Kirkuk to confront "threats" from Iraq's central government, the vice...

Turkish tanks drill on Iraqi border week before Kurdish vote

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Turkish tanks carried out drills at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week before a referendum across that frontier...

Germany resumes weapons deliveries to Kurds in north Iraq

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The German military on Wednesday said it had resumed deliveries of weapons to Kurdistan after the government of the northern Iraqi region...

Turkish security forces kill 7,600 militants since July – Erdogan

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Turkish security forces have killed 7,600 Kurdish militants since July 20, 2015, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, citing the date when...

Italy may begin weapons deliveries to Iraq Kurds by September 10

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Italy should be able to start deliveries of weapons to Kurdish forces by next week, once final arrangements with Iraqi authorities are...

Iran provided weapons to Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad bomb kills 12

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Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said on Tuesday at a joint press conference...

Iraq supplies Kurds with ammunition in unprecedented move, U.S. says

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The Iraqi government provided a planeload of ammunition to Peshmerga fighters from Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region on Friday, a U.S. official said,...

U.S. warplanes strike Islamic State artillery to protect Kurds

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U.S. warplanes struck Iraq on Friday for the first time since American troops pulled out in 2011, attacking Islamist fighters advancing towards...

Islamic State surges in North Iraq, near Kurdistan border

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Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq toward the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing...

Special Report: Amid Syria’s violence, Kurds carve out autonomy

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In the northeast corner of Syria, a pocket of stability is emerging amid the country's civil war. Here the talk is of...

Iraqi tourists flock to Kurdish region for fun, safety

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Shan Abdullah Ahmed travels to Arbil in northern Iraq at least once a month so her teenage daughter can shop for the...

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