Middle East

Iraq top court rules to suspend Kurdish referendum

Kurdistan Regional Government is planning to hold independence referendum on September 25.

Iraq top court rules to suspend Kurdish referendum

Kurds

Kurdish referendum in Iraq: What and where?

Kurds in Iraq plan to hold a referendum on independence despite opposition from Baghdad and neighbouring countries.

Kurdish referendum in Iraq: What and where?

Middle East

UN chief urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says next week's scheduled referendum detracts from the fight against ISIL.

UN's Guterres urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum

Middle East

Iraq PM Abadi warns Kurds over independence referendum

Describing the vote as illegal and unconstitutional, Iraq's prime minister says he is prepared to use military force.

Middle East

Iraq's army regains ISIL area on Syrian border

Iraqi military says Akashat, a desert region located south of the Euphrates river, was captured from armed group.

Iraq's army regains ISIL area on Syrian border

Middle East

Iraqi forces attack ISIL in Syria border area

Offensive in Akashat, which is supported by US-led air alliance, aims to tighten Iraq's hold on its border with Syria.

Iraqi forces attack ISIL in Akashat near Syria border

Middle East

US urges Kurds to call off independence vote

Washington officials fear referendum will disrupt war against ISIL and hurt Iraqi PM al-Abadi's re-election chances.

US urges Kurds to call off independence vote

Middle East

Iraqi Kurdish parliament backs independence referendum

Kurdish parliament agrees to go ahead with the September 25 vote despite opposition from central government in Baghdad.

Iraqi Kurdish parliament backs independence referendum

Middle East

At least 60 dead in attacks in southern Iraq

Dozens wounded in addition to deaths in shooting inside restaurant and car bombing of security checkpoint in Thi Qar.

Deadly ISIL attacks hit southern Iraq's Thi Qar

Middle East

Iraq parliament votes to remove Kirkuk's governor

Move to remove Najm Eddine Karim follows parliamentarians' rejection of Kurdish plans to hold independence referendum.

Iraq parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Middle East

Iraqi forces prepare for final phase of ISIL battle

Iraqi government forces are preparing for what they hope is the final phase of their war against ISIL.

Middle East

Iraqi parliament rejects Kurdish push for independence

Kurdish plans for referendum on statehood in northern Iraq suffer setback in the national parliament.

Iraq parliament rejects Kurdish independence referendum

Inside Story

Is the 'war on terror' failing?

Since the September 11 attacks, many countries have made the 'war against terrorism' a core issue in their policies.

Middle East

Iraq: Kurdish civilians donate blood to victims of ISIL violence

Kurdish fighters have been instrumental in the fight against ISIL, prompting civilians in northern Iraq to help however they can. Donating blood has become something of a duty.

Middle East

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign 'ISIL wives, children'

Wives and children of suspected ISIL fighters held in camp after group's expulsion from former stronghold in Mosul.

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign 'ISIL wives, children'