Iraq

The KRG s Independence Bid Spells Trouble
The KRG’s Independence Bid Spells Trouble

An independent Iraqi Kurdistan would probably lead to yet another round of conflict in Iraq’s never-ending civil war. In...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

KRG referendum is betrayal
KRG referendum is ‘betrayal’

In most recent deelopments, Turkey’s General Consulate to Erbil announced on Wednesday that from Friday 29 September...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Post-referendum Iraq already in crisis
Post-referendum Iraq: already in crisis

MP Asma al-Moussawi also called on the Iraqi government to take action against Kurdish officials as she claimed that...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Daesh presence in Iraq down to bare minimum
Daesh presence in Iraq down to bare minimum

Daesh currently controls 3 percent of Iraq, down from about 49 percent three years ago.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

UN Security Council warns against Kurdish referendum
UN Security Council warns against Kurdish referendum

In addition to President Erdogan and the US President Trump who are both in agreement that the vote should not go ahead,...

Friday, September 22, 2017

What does Turkey want in Iraq
What does Turkey want in Iraq?

The fundamental reason for Ankara’s close interest in Iraq is the country’s failure to ensure security within its own...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kurdish referendum to engender further instability
Kurdish referendum to engender further instability

Barzani stated that “Baghdad has failed to provide alternative solutions,” so therefore “we will sit at a negotiating...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Kurdish Quest for Independence in Iraq and its Repercussions
The Kurdish Quest for Independence in Iraq and its Repercussions for Turkey and the Region

As the referendum day is coming closer, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) shows no sign of stepping back despite...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

EU must change its view of Turkey Turkish FM
EU must change its view of Turkey: Turkish FM

Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey doesn’t want to have problems, yet it also does not submit to impositions and double...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Iraqi parliament removes Kirkuk s governor from office
Iraqi parliament removes Kirkuk’s governor from office

Voting process initiated upon Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's request

Friday, September 15, 2017

Turkey Protest at funeral condemned by presidency
Turkey: Protest at funeral condemned by presidency

Respect for the dead is fundamental element of our faith and civilization, says presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin

Friday, September 15, 2017

Arabs in Iraq town reject inclusion in Kurd region poll
Arabs in Iraq town reject inclusion in Kurd region poll

Town residents protest local council’s decision to include it in Sept. 25 poll on Kurdish regional independence

Monday, September 11, 2017

2 100 bodies excavated in Mosul
2,100 bodies excavated in Mosul

After Iraqi army retook northern city of Mosul, 2,100 bodies of civilians were excavated from ruined houses

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Iraqi forces gear up for fresh anti-Daesh ops in Kirkuk
Iraqi forces gear up for fresh anti-Daesh ops in Kirkuk

Iraq’s military has redeployed troops from Baghdad to Kirkuk for a fresh campaign aimed at retaking Kirkuk’s Al-Hawija...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Iraqi VP slams Kirkuk move to take part in region
Iraqi VP slams Kirkuk move to take part in region poll

Vice-President Osama al-Nujaifi calls plan to include Kirkuk in regional poll both ‘illegitimate’ and ‘unconstitutional'.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

UN worried about civilians trapped in Raqqa
UN worried about civilians trapped in Raqqa

'Retaking Raqqa must not be achieved at such a high cost to civilians,' says adviser on prevention of genocide.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Iraq s Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll
Iraq’s Kirkuk council throws support behind region poll

Council announces decision at session boycotted by Turkmen, Arab members

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Iraqi forces advance on center of Daesh-held Tal Afar
Iraqi forces advance on center of Daesh-held Tal Afar

Operation comes as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for talks on anti-Daesh fight

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

US defense secretary arrives in Iraq on surprise visit
US defense secretary arrives in Iraq on surprise visit

Mattis will hold talks in Iraq on the ongoing anti-Daesh war

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Iraqi MPs demand protection for Turkmen parts of Kirkuk
Iraqi MPs demand protection for Turkmen parts of Kirkuk

Turkmen lawmakers call on Iraq’s Interior Ministry to safeguard Turkmen areas of Kirkuk province

Monday, August 21, 2017

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