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Iraqi Kurds say 4,000 jihadists detained including foreigners

Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan said Tuesday they had detained some 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group, including foreigners, in recent years. They include around 1,000 jihadists who surrendered during the battle...Show More Summary

Iran's Rouhani says wants to improve ties with Iraqi Kurds

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called for boosting relations with the Iraqi Kurdish region as part of a united Iraq, Iranian media reported, after ties were strained over an independence referendum in the area last year.

Iraq signs deal with BP to develop oil fields retaken from Kurds

Iraq signed a contract Thursday with British energy giant BP to develop oil fields in the northern province of Kirkuk that were retaken from the Kurds last year. The agreement was signed by Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, where the North Oil Company has its headquarters, AFP reporters said. Show More Summary

UK 'inadvertently helped neuter' Middle East ally the Iraqi Kurds

Ministers told of precise links between Iran and Baghdad-backed Shia militia operating in Iraq, claims former UK and Nato official Foreign Office ministers inadvertently helped neutralise the Iraqi Kurds, one of Britain’s most effective allies in efforts to limit Iranian influence in the Middle East, a former UK and Nato official has claimed. Show More Summary

Yazidis caught in 'political football' between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next.

Kurds slam Abadi's Peshmerga snub in ISIL speech

KRG condemns Iraqi prime minister for "failing to act as the prime minister" and "sidelining" Kurdish forces.

Macron calls for 'dialogue' between Iraq government and Iraqi Kurds

French President Emmanuel Macron called Saturday for a rapid opening of dialogue between Iraq's central government and Iraqi Kurdish leaders and for "all militias" to be dismantled to ease tensions.

Kurds accuse Baghdad of refusing dialogue

Iraqi Kurdish premier Nechirvan Barzani on Monday accused Iraq's central government of refusing to open a dialogue even though the Kurds had bowed its opposition to their September independence vote. "We think the problems between Baghdad...Show More Summary

Bomb kills 32 in town contested between Baghdad and Kurds, Iraqi officials say

Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people at a marketplace in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the powerful explosion Tuesday evening in Tuz Khormato wounded at least...

Iraqi court opens way for Kurds to annul independence vote

Iraq's top court has paved the way for the self-ruled northern Kurdish region to step back from its controversial independence referendum and annul the vote's results that overwhelmingly backed secession … Click to Continue »

Iraqi Kurds seek talks after federal court bars secession

Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region says a federal court ruling that bars secession "must become a basis" for dialogue with the central government following September's divisive independence referendum. In a statement … Click to Contin...

Are the Syrian Kurds Next for Betrayal by the Trump Administration?

Click here for reuse options! Trump and his generals are fairweather friends to freedom fighters. Iraqi Kurds were attacked in Kirkuk by Iranian-backed Shiite militias on October 15. Despite decades of close cooperation between Iraqi Kurdistan and the United States, the U.S. Show More Summary

Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

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Regional leaders have long sought to craft an oil and gas policy independent of Baghdad, but the fallout from the recent referendum reveals new liabilities.

Can Syria's Kurds avoid their Iraqi brethren's fate?

As part of bid for greater autonomy, Syrian Kurds are voting in local elections, the second step in three-phase process.

Over 180,000 civilians, mostly Kurds, displaced by Iraqi-Kurdish conflict

More than 180,000 civilians, mostly Kurds, have been displaced by the conflict between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, humanitarian organizations said on Thursday. Last month Iraqi forces captured...Show More Summary

The Kurds Are Right Back Where They Started

4 months agoNews : The Cutline

In a televised address on October 29, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish region, Masoud Barzani, declared that he would step down from his post. It remains unclear whether Barzani, son of the legendary founder of the Kurdish national movement, Mustafa Barzani, would reemerge as leader in a different guise, but clearly his announcement was not part of a well-laid plan.

Why the Fight for Fishkhabour Is So Important for Iraqi Kurds

A month after its independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistan is seeing its economic future threatened.

Iraq threatens to resume military operations against Kurds

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces threatened on Wednesday to resume operations to capture northern Kurdish-held territory after accusing authorities there of delaying handing over control of Iraq's borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria...

Iraqi Kurdistan Was Never Ready for Statehood

The war against the Islamic State concealed the Kurds' political and economic weaknesses. The loss of Kirkuk has made them impossible to ignore.

IRAN, IRAQ AND THE KURDS: Be my bitch and I’ll make you rich. The Iraqi Kurds thought they were s…

IRAN, IRAQ AND THE KURDS: Be my bitch and I’ll make you rich. The Iraqi Kurds thought they were safe because if there is one thing the Kurds and Iraqi Arabs can agree on one was that Iran was out to gain more control over whoever was running Iraq. Iran did have a plan and […]

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