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Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt disappointment, writes Judit Neurink.

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than 'martyred'.

Turkey bombs Iraqi Kurdistan after killing of diplomat

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Turkey bombs Iraqi Kurdistan after killing of diplomat

Turkey said it destroyed PKK targets in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan on Thursday after one of its diplomats was shot dead in the regional capital Erbil days prior.

The Iraq Report: Joint Turkey-Iran offensive against Kurds commences

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The Iraq Report: Joint Turkey-Iran offensive against Kurds commences

This week, Turkey attempts to terminate the PKK threat emanating from Iraq, Kurdish factions elect Nechirvan Barzani and Shia clerics mobilise ...

Iraq's Kurdish parliament elects first woman speaker

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Iraq's Kurdish parliament elects first woman speaker

During the Iraqi-Kurdish parliament's first session since the September polls, deputies chose Vala Farid from former regional leader Massud ...

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Iraq approves three new ministers amid political deadlock

Iraq's parliament approved three new ministers on Tuesday but broke up before voting on the five remaining posts, leaving the deadlock over several key ministries unresolved.

Bashdar Ismaeel

Ankara's military build-up heralds tough choices for Washington

Comment: The US has tried to sit on the fence between local allies in the SDF and regional allies in Ankara, but the situation is increasingly ...

The New Arab & agencies

Top Kurdish leader, Iraq premier meet as ties thaw

Massoud Barzani met with Iraq's new prime minister on Thursday in a further sign of improving ties between Baghdad and Erbil.

The New Arab & agencies

Ruling KDP leads in Kurdistan election, early polls say

The ruling KDP is far ahead in the vote, with its junior coalition partner the PUK earning less than half its votes so far.

Iraq elects Kurd as president, designates new prime minister

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Iraq elects Kurd as president, designates new prime minister

Barham Saleh, a 58-year-old moderate, has served both as Iraqi deputy premier and Kurdish prime minister.

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Kurdish parties compete over Iraq presidency for first time

With parliament summoned to elect a new Iraqi president, the Kurds' two historic parties are for the first time contesting the post which is ...

Iraqi Kurds head to the polls for new parliament

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Iraqi Kurds head to the polls for new parliament

Early polls indicate that turnout is down considerable for the vote, which comes a year after Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly backed an independence ...

Unease brews as Iraqi Kurds brace for crucial election

Bashdar Ismaeel

Unease brews as Iraqi Kurds brace for crucial election

Comment: A year after the independence referendum, Iraq's Kurds will need to show unity in order to cement their leverage in Baghdad, writes ...

Iraqi Kurds to elect new parliament after referendum 'backfire'

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Iraqi Kurds to elect new parliament after referendum 'backfire'

Barzani's still-dominant Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will face established rivals, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the ...

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

The New Arab & agencies

Attack on Kurds a 'warning' to foreign powers: Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that a missile attack on Iranian Kurds in Iraq should serve as a warning for 'arrogant foreign powers'.

The New Arab & agencies

Campaigning begins for Iraqi Kurdish parliamentary vote

The election is not expected to change the political map in Kurdistan, experts say, but could shed light on the divisions that emerged after ...

Paul Iddon

Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

Adam Lucente

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Assyrian businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing 'discriminatory' taxes, with community leaders denouncing a history of 'anti-Christian ...

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Paul Iddon

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

Sadr calls for broad coalition following Iraq election 'win'

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Sadr calls for broad coalition following Iraq election 'win'

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is set to be the surprise winner of national elections, with the final results of the polls due to be ...

Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

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Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

With Iraqis expected to vote in some new faces and unusual alliances, who exactly are the main contenders for Baghdad's 329 parliamentary seats?

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

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