Iraq's two rival Kurdish factions have publicly buried their differences in order to gain maximum parliamentary weight to enshrine their autonomy in the country's future constitution.
Iraq's Arab Shia and Sunni Kurds are at loggerheads over the wording of a new UN Security Council resolution on the handover of power in Iraq.
Thousands of Iraqi Kurds gathered in Kirkuk on Monday to demand inclusion of the northern oil centre in a future autonomous Kurdish region.
A Kurdish member of the US-backed Iraqi Governing Council has called on the Arab League to oppose the deployment of Turkish troops to occupied Iraq.
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