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Iraq's election commission was warned about the credibility of vote-counting machines ahead of the 12 May polls, which have left Baghdad mired in political limbo.

More than 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday's takeover of the province by Iraqi forces, officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Thursday.

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

Yomi Kleinmann

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

In-depth: An eyewitness account of the Kurdish collapse at Kirkuk, as the Iraqi government and Iran-backed militias reclaim the city for Baghdad. Words by Yomi Kleinmann, pictures by Adam McCaw.

Iraq looks to take control of Kurdish mobile operators

The New Arab

Iraq looks to take control of Kurdish mobile operators

Iraq has demanded mobile phone operators in the Kurdish region move their offices to Baghdad, as the blow-back of Erbil's independence ...

Former Iraqi president laid to rest in Kurdistan region Former Iraqi president laid to rest in Kurdistan region

The New Arab

Former Iraqi president laid to rest in Kurdistan region

Iraqi-Kurdish political titan Jalal Talabani has been buried in the PUK stronghold Sulaimaniya, although controversy ensued over the ...

Uthman al-Mukhtar

Russian weapons in Baghdad: Suspicion falls on Maliki's men

A business owner allied to Maliki has been blamed for a shipment of Russian weapons seized at Baghdad International Airport believed to be on its way to southern Kurdistan.

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