While protests have occasionally hit the Kurdish region since 2015, the latest demonstrations have been more intense.
Mustafa al Kazimi’s chances of staying in power in a politically fractured country appear to be slim.
Nechirvan Barzani, a powerful Kurdish leader in northern Iraq, argues that Turkey is targeting terrorists, not ‘the Kurds’.
Iraq’s first election since Daesh’s defeat will test the country’s divided political scene. Here’s everything you need to know about the alliances, candidates and the political environment in post-war Iraq.
Washington plans to create an army from outlawed YPG militants to win some influence in northern Syria. But that has antagonised Turkey and undermined Syria's territorial integrity.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani confirms he will step down on November 1, and asks the parliament to fill the vacancy in power in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga start a new round of talks to resolve conflict in the region.
Presidency and parliament elections – slated for November 1 – have been delayed as political parties failed to present candidates, the electoral commission announces on Monday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani stress importance of Iraq's territorial integrity in telephone conversation.
Kurdish Regional Government leader Massoud Barzani says his people's partnership with the Iraqi government has failed and the independence referendum will be held on Monday as planned.
There has been uncertainty about whether the vote will go ahead on Monday as the United States and Iran, as well as powerful neighbour Turkey, have stepped up their opposition.
Adding to the large international opposition to the vote, the 15-member council says in a unanimous statement that the referendum in northern Iraq is potentially destabilising,
The referendum is risky, especially in Kirkuk, an oil-rich multi-ethnic city also claimed by Turkmen and Arabs.
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