The Minister of Foundations and Cults of the Regional Kurdish Government of Iraq has revealed that 85% of the local Kurds who have joined Daesh were educated in Quranic schools. These Quranic schools exist mainly in Afghanistan, in Egypt, in Iran and in Yemen. There are 23 in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Regional Kurdish Government of Iraq has collaborated, and still collaborates with Daesh – whether for the conquest of territories in Iraq or for the trafficking of hydrocarbons.
The Iraqi army will need Kurdish fighters' help to retake Mosul from under the control of Daesh (Islamic State), Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said.
Hundreds of Iraqi Kurds gathered outside a UN compound in Erbil demanding an end to Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq, local media reported.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government and the Kurdish regional authorities in northern Iraq will discuss a dispute on oil revenue sharing during bilateral talks on Monday, a government spokesman said.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A team of Iraqi government experts will go to Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region this week to investigate allegations that Islamic State (IS) insurgents have used chemical weapons against Kurdish forces, diplomat...