Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

2017-10-30 07:00

Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament he was stepping down amid the fall-out from a controversial independence referendum.

Tensions rise as Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad

2017-09-26 06:12

Iraq's Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions with Baghdad.

Iran blocks all Iraqi Kurdistan flights ahead of poll

2017-09-25 07:03

Iran has blocked all flights to and from Iraq's Kurdistan at the request of Baghdad, a day before the autonomous region holds an independence referendum that Tehran opposes.

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

2017-09-18 05:01

Iran has warned that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government.


Iraq, Kurds in crisis talks over Kirkuk stand-off

2017-10-15 16:08

The presidents of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan have held talks to defuse an escalating crisis, after a deadline for Kurdish forces to withdraw from disputed positions was extended by 24 hours.

Kirkuk Kurds hail independence

2017-09-25 19:05

For Iraqi Kurds, the purple finger tip is a badge of honour, a sign that they have voted in Monday's referendum on independence for the autonomous northern region.

Iraq's Kurds set for independence vote

2017-09-24 17:22

Iraqi Kurds were preparing to vote in a referendum set for Monday on independence for their autonomous northern region, despite warnings within the country and from its neighbours Iran and Turkey.

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