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BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on PKK fighters to lay down their arms, saying the Iraqi constitution does not allow any group ... The Turkish military has advanced into dozens of Kurdish border villages in recent weeks, with local authorities saying they have violated Kurdistan ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A high-level Kurdish delegation headed by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy Qubad Talabani will visit ... after the Iraqi-opposed Kurdish vote last fall and the Iraqi military incursion into the then KRG-held disputed areas such as the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in October.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is worried they, and all Kurdish parties, may lose votes in the next election because populations remain ... Hundreds of Kurdish families fled Tuz Khurmatu last fall fearing ethnically-motivated violence when the town came under Iraqi control.
Evidence that Kurds haven't been able to get past these events is that the main five parties in Kurdistan haven't even had the will to hold a joint meeting after half of the Kurdish territory was reinvaded six months ago and Turkey is currently threatening the other half. This is despite new developments and ...
When asked what was the reason for three women to leave the city and shift to the area of distant mountains, Fatma, one of the daughters, said: “Initially we wanted to resume our farming activities in Akre. We wanted to keep cows, sheep and other livestock. However, the local authorities didn't let us do that.
Iraqi Kurdish politics reached a critical point in September 2017, when the Kurdish region held a long-awaited independence referendum. ... Parliament Speaker Yousif Mohammed, a member of the main rival opposition party Gorran, was prevented from entering Iraqi Kurdistan's capital city, Erbil; other ...

A Kurd from the disputed oil-producing city of Kirkuk, Mr Wirya was a teenager in 2003 and recalls watching the US invasion on staticky television from illegal satellite channels. “After the war the famous expression was that 'the gates of Kirkuk will be made of gold'.” Instead, he found himself growing up in a ...
Turkey has firmly grasped the initiative in its conflict against Kurdish forces linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and statements from Ankara indicate a firm resolve to extend military operations from the northwest Syrian area of Afrin to locations in northern Syria and Iraq. Last week's roundup ...
Kurds are now seeking to pressure the Iraqi central government from the top of the Shiite religious pyramid, asking Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to help solve the ... The crisis between Iraq's central government in Baghdad and the Kurdish headquarters in Erbil appears to have laid waste to all other internal and ...
Fighters loyal to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have attempted to relive their self-proclaimed caliphate by taking advantage of fleeing U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces to storm the Iraqi border, according to local reports. A group of ISIS fighters active in one of the group's last remaining bastions in ...
Improved relations between Iraq and Turkey have raised the possibility of a joint offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. ... tense until the decision by Massoud Barzani, former president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), to hold an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi Parliament's Security and Defense committee warned that the Islamic State (IS) is preparing to launch a major offensive on the city of Samarra in Salahaddin Province, home to a number of Shia holy sites in northern Baghdad. The warning came shortly after the ...
In January the Iraqi government said it would investigate the violence in Tuz Khurmatu, but it's unclear what, if anything, will come of that. Iraq's conventional army is overstretched and, according to Mardini of the Atlantic Council, there is little hope that Baghdad can "demonstrate enough control over armed ...
On a recent visit to the predominantly Arab city of Manbij, outside Rojava, strains between the Kurdish leadership and the Arab populace were clearly visible, despite official efforts to deny the problem. But there were also signs of acceptance. An Arab schoolteacher said most Arabs in the town were ...
According to Foreign Minister, Iraq Considering Purchase of Russian Defense System – Following a meeting of the Iraqi-Russian Intergovernmental ... tensions between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government following the September 2017 referendum on Kurdish independence.
So journalists enter the Kurdish-controlled region of Syria right up in the far north-east, at a border crossing from Iraq. That's how I did it in 2015, as IS was being bombed out of that north-east pocket. We got to the border by flying into the Iraqi city of Erbil, which is controlled by a Kurdish group that's a rival to ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdish delegation that visited the holy Shiite city of Najaf hopes historic ties between Kurds and Shiites can be strengthened. They met with senior Shiite clerics on Thursday for dialogue about good governance and resolving deep-rooted issues between Iraq's communities.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Thousands of people traveled on Thursday to the town of Barzan to honor Kurdish revolutionary leader Mustafa ... led an armed struggle known as the Aylul Revolution against Iraqi forces that resulted in the March 11 Agreement in 1970, between Iraq and Kurdish representatives.
On December 18, civil servants and throngs of their supporters protested in at least nine cities and towns in the Sulaymaniyah area over unpaid wages for civil servants. For the last three years, the KRG has paid civil servants only partial salaries every few months instead of full salaries every month, said a ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A delegation of Kurdish parties from the Kurdistan Region are set to visit the Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday to participate in a ... According to Pira, instead of a sectarian approach to the military, government and politics in Iraq, a broad state that is representative of its components ...
Iraqi Kurdistan could become a great travel destination — "if people would only stop confusing it with the Iraq they see in the news," said Tim Neville at The ... Outside the city of Dohuk, I walked the battlefield where in 331 B.C. Alexander the Great routed the forces of Persian King Darius III, a victory that ...
Despite the efforts by the leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan to maintain peaceful relations with the government of Iraq, Iraq continues to punish the Kurds for ... offensive against troops from the Kurdish Peshmerga stationed in Iraqi Kurdistan, seizing control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and other disputed areas.
... that Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition forces had entered the town of Jinderes, in the enclave's southwest, where they were engaged in street clashes with Syrian Kurdish forces. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that a siege of Afrin's main city would begin after Jinderes is taken.
The targeting of a veteran KDPI peshmerga forces commander on the outskirts of the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan marks a dangerous escalation in the decadeslong enmity between Iranian Kurdish militants and the Islamic Republic. Iran sees the KDPI and other armed Kurdish groups as existential threats and ...
BAGHDAD: Iraq has extended by three months a ban on international flights to the autonomous Kurdish region, a senior official at Erbil airport in the capital of Iraqi ... Baghdad imposed the air blockade in September -- and until February 28 -- after Iraqi Kurdistan voted overwhelmingly for independence in a ...


 

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