Analysis: Why Kirkuk is important to Kurdistan, BaghdadTue, Oct. 17, 2017
Kirkuk is the main source of oil to Kurdistan which has been always seeking independence from Baghdad, Turkey and Iran.
Pakistan foils Falcon smuggling to QatarTue, Oct. 17, 2017
Pakistani airport authorities foiled a bid to smuggle nine precious falcons to Qatar and arrested the accused.
Somali newspaper reveals Doha recruiting African mercenariesTue, Oct. 17, 2017
Qatar began recruiting soldiers in the war-torn country of Somalia to increase its defense force.
Peshmerga to withdraw from Dilaya governorateMon, Oct. 16, 2017
MP Raad al-Dahlaki asserted that the Peshmerga forces will withdraw peacefully from various areas in Diyala governorate.
In Pictures: Iraqi Flags flapping on oil facilities in KirkukMon, Oct. 16, 2017
Iraqi Army Forces raised the official Iraqi flag on all oil facilities in Kirkuk after they regained control from the Peshmerga forces.
U.S. calls on all Iraqi parties to cease military actionMon, Oct. 16, 2017
The U.S. embassy in Baghdad calls on all Iraqi parties to immediately cease military action and restore peace.
Baghad assigns first Arab governor in Kirkuk since 2003Mon, Oct. 16, 2017
Deputy Governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jobouri has been assigned to run the city until a new governor is chosen in accordance with the local municipals’ elections.
Egypt calls on Baghdad and Erbil to practice self-restraintMon, Oct. 16, 2017
Egypt calls on the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to practice self-restraint and avoid collisions that may result in more complications.