A Human Rights Watch report on the treatment of children in custody of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq should lead to an inquiry and accountability by the Iraqi government.
Around 3.8 million voters were eligible to cast their ballots in the parliamentary elections in northern Kurdish region. The vote was initially scheduled for 2017 but postponed due to political and economic crises in the region.
The war against Daesh ended in 2017, and roughly 70 Sunni Arab families displaced from northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region want to go home.
The prime minister of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region says it is unacceptable that the PKK uses some areas as a base to attack Turkey and Iran.
Tensions are high in Kirkuk, where the results of a parliamentary election in May are being disputed by the Turkmen and Arab communities after a Kurdish party appeared to have won.
In Ankara's recent talks with Baghdad, the fight against the PKK in Iraq and reconstruction of the country top the agenda. But how and for how long has the PKK been based in Iraq, Turkey's neighbouring country in the southeast? We break it down:
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, consecutive governments have failed to solve the ethnic crisis in the city of Kirkuk, and last year's failed northern Iraq independence referendum has not improved the situation.
Iraq's parliament on Saturday adopted an $88.5 billion budget for 2018, with Kurdish lawmakers boycotting the vote to protest against a cut in the amount allocated to their autonomous region.
Deal comes after Iraqi government forces take back the oil fields under the KRG's Peshmerga forces, who had occupied Kirkuk in 2014 to prevent the city from falling to Daesh.
The ongoing conflict in Iraq has displaced millions of people and destroyed much of what they had left behind.
Kurds in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly for administrative independence in a referendum in September, defying the central government in Baghdad. Iraq's supreme court ruled that no Iraqi province could secede.
Iraqi Prime minister Haider al Abadi urges the country's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region to abide by the court ruling.
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