The KRG has reached a consensus with Baghdad’s Government, led by PM Haidar al-Abadi, to engage in a dialogue to resolve the ongoing political crisis in Iraq.
Iraq's Kurds voted overwhelmingly for independence in a referendum in September.
Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Thursday it has offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a crossing with Turkey, with U.S.-led coalition helping fight IS.
Iraq claims full control of all towns in Kirkuk province after clashes with Peshmerga forces. Iraqi forces clashed on Friday with Kurdish forces at Altun Kupri.
The semi-autonomous KRG in northern Iraq welcomed on Thursday a call by Iraqi PM al-Abadi for talks to resolve Kurdish referendum independence crisis.
Egypt Air suspends flights on Friday between Cairo and Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, in response to the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authorities’ halting of flights.
The Iraqi government protects the rights and privileges of all our people, including our Kurdish citizens, and that any actions taken are careful not to harm them.
A ban on international flights to Iraqi Kurdistan, imposed by Iraq's central government, went into effect at 6:00 pm on Friday
The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq refused to relinquish control of its border crossings to the Iraqi government, Erbil-based TV Rudaw said on Friday.
“It is the most historic day in my life,” Foreign Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Falah Mustafa said on Monday.
Iran and Turkey have expressed their concerns over the referendum of Kurdistan; both countries have started military maneuvers along the border of Iraq.
Speaking two days before the referendum from Erbil, the KRG Foreign Minister spoke to Egypt Today via email, answering controversial questions.
Shoukry and 16 counterparts agreed that ‘a political solution’ is the only solution to the Syrian crisis based on full implementation of UNSCR 2254.