Iraq

'Booby-trapped' ISIL drone in deadly Iraq attack

Kurdish fighters killed and French soldiers wounded after ISIL flies explosives-packed drone into forces near Mosul.

'Booby-trapped' ISIL drone in deadly Iraq attack

Reporter's Notebook

Iraqi Kurdistan: Everything is all right - everyone is ISIL

Beneath the calm in the Kurdish region is a deep well of suspicion as the looming battle for Iraq's Mosul fast approaches.

Iraqi Kurdistan: Everything is all right - everyone is ISIL

Opinion

We must not let chemical weapons to become the 'norm'

UNSC and international community must to be bold in the face of increasing use of chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq.

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

by Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

Opinion

The liberation of Mosul is a deja vu all over again

Washington's claim to knowing what needs to be done is betrayed by its recent record in Iraq.

Geoffrey Aronson

by Geoffrey Aronson

Geoffrey Aronson

Opinion

The US, the Peshmerga and Mosul

American and Kurdish ties are close but nothing fundamental has changed, yet.

Michael Knights

by Michael Knights

Michael Knights

War & Conflict

US signs $415m deal with Kurds to help in ISIL fight

US officials sign deal to give Peshmerga units some $415m for ammunition, food, pay and medical equipment.

Iraq

Kurds accused of razing Arab villages in northern Iraq

Amnesty alleges forced displacement and destruction in areas recaptured from ISIL - claims Kurdistan government refutes.

Kurds accused of razing Arab villages in northern Iraq

Peshmerga

Iraqi army claims key victory over ISIL in Ramadi

Iraqi troops say they have recaptured strategic government complex in Ramadi, but ISIL still controls parts of the city.

Middle East

Kurds seek help in fight against ISIL in Iraq

Despite successes, Peshmerga soldiers struggling to counter ISIL's use of asymmetric tactics to breach defence lines.

War & Conflict

Iraqi hostages freed from ISIL in US-Kurdish raid

Pentagon says about 70 hostages saved from execution during raid on ISIL prison near Hawija, which left US soldier dead.

War & Conflict

The man who would be king of Kurdistan

Decades after warrior-king Sheikh Mahmud's overthrow, Kurds keep on fighting for a homeland.

The man who would be king of Kurdistan

Opinion

US support to peshmerga: Too little, too late?

Iraqi Kurds are still frustrated by the slow arrival of armaments and equipment from the United States.

Michael Knights

by Michael Knights

Michael Knights

Middle East

Kurds and ISIL battle over Kirkuk

Desperate for a victory, ISIL sets its eyes on Kirkuk threatening the core of Kurdish heartland.

Kurds and ISIL battle over Kirkuk

War & Conflict

ISIL assault on Iraqi town leaves several soldiers dead

At least 11 Iraqi soldiers killed during clashes with ISIL in the town of Ishaqi, north of Baghdad.

War & Conflict

Iraqi capital hit by twin bombings

At least 18 killed in Baghdad blasts, while fighting between ISIL and Peshmerga forces rages in and around Kirkuk.

Iraqi capital hit by twin bombings