Protesters storm Kurdistan parliament after Barzani resignation

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 - 04:55 GMT

Demonstrators, some carrying clubs, stormed the Iraqi Kurdistan parliament building in Erbil on Sunday.

Barzani steps down leaving a vacuum of control in Kurdistan

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 - 04:49 GMT

“I will remain as a Peshmerga,” said Barzani in a letter to Parliament

The crisis in Iraq belongs to Baghdad, not Kurdistan

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 06:51 GMT

The renewed conflict in Iraq will not come as a massive surprise to anyone with an understanding of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy.

Iraqi army controls 44 oilfields in Ninewa

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 09:36 GMT

Iraq Army 15th division controlled two areas and 44 oilfields in Tal Afar area in Ninewa province in northern Iraq.

Iraq claims full control of Kirkuk province

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 09:56 GMT

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.

We won’t forfeit our children for Barzani: Iraqi official

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 03:37 GMT

The counterterrorism official accused Barzani of oil robbery.

Peshmerga to withdraw from Dilaya governorate

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 02:28 GMT

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 Kirkuk

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 01:04 GMT

Iraqi Army Forces raised the official Iraqi flag on all oil facilities in Kirkuk after they regained control from the Peshmerga forces.

Iraqi Kurds say Baghdad will pay heavy price for assault

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 12:52 GMT

Iraq's Kurdish security forces said Baghdad would pay a "heavy price" for launching an advance on the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk.

U.S. calls on all Iraqi parties to cease military action

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 12:32 GMT

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 2003

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 11:48 GMT

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-restraint

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 11:26 GMT

Egypt calls on the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to practice self-restraint and avoid collisions that may result in more complications.

Iraqi PM Abadi reaffirms safety of Iraqis in Kirkuk

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 11:19 GMT

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stressed working in accordance with the Iraqi constitution to serve the citizens and protect the unity of the country.

Iraqi federal forces restore Kirkuk Air Base from Peshmerga

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 09:15 GMT

The federal forces have taken control of vital sites in Kirkuk upon directives from the Iraqi leadership.

Iraqi PM Abadi directs army to impose security in Kirkuk

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 08:14 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi directed the armed forces to protect all citizens in Kirkuk.

Iraqi army restores K1 airbase in Kirkuk from Peshmerga

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 08:07 GMT

The Anti-Terrorism Authority forces deployed widely in the K1 airbase in Kirkuk province.

U.S. State Dept. says "very concerned" about reports of Kirkuk

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 03:50 GMT

The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it was watching developments in the disputed region of Kirkuk and was "very concerned" about reports of a confrontation.

Blast kills 4 Peshmerga troops in Iraq's southern Kirkuk

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 - 01:10 GMT

Four Peshmerga troops were killed Saturday when an explosive device hit their vehicle in Daquq in southern Kirkuk Province.