War & Conflict

Peter Galbraith: 'Kurdistan's independence is inevitable'

Ex-US diplomat says Iraqi Kurds' independence inevitable and Baghdad government cannot prevent it from happening.

Kurds

Kurds lose vital oil fields after Iraqi forces capture Kirkuk

The oil fields around Kirkuk were the source of billions of dollars of revenue for the Kurdish regional government (KRG).

Inside Story

What does the future hold for Iraq's Kurds?

Iraqi government troops have taken control of the northern city of Kirkuk amid tensions over Kurdish secession bid.

Peshmerga

ISIL capitalises on Peshmerga retreat in northern Iraq

ISIL's gains come as the Iraqi military continues its major operation to retake the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

ISIL capitalises on Peshmerga retreat in northern Iraq

Opinion

Iraq's reconquest of Kirkuk checks Kurdish secession

After the loss of oil-rich Kirkuk, the Iraqi Kurds will be forced to put their dreams of independence on hold.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

by Tallha Abdulrazaq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Kurds

Peshmerga: Baghdad to pay heavy price for declaring war

Kurdish forces call Iraqi forces' campaign in Kirkuk 'a declaration of war', as PM Abadi tells them to cooperate.

Peshmerga: Baghdad to pay heavy price for declaring war

Kurds

Iraq army in 'full control' of Kirkuk as thousands flee

Iraqi forces capture governorate building in central Kirkuk with no opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

Baghdad: Iraqi forces in full control of Kirkuk

Kurds

Iraqi army takes 'full control’ of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces

Government forces in Iraq have taken full control of the contested city of Kirkuk without any opposition from Kurdish fighters who had controlled it.

Kurds

Kirkuk: Kurds will fight to the 'very last Peshmerga'

Escalating dsipute between Erbil and Baghdad has led to a military confrontation in the disputed city of Kirkuk.

Kirkuk: Kurds will fight to the 'very last Peshmerga'

Middle East

Thousands flee Kirkuk amid Iraqi army advances

Roads leading out of Kurdish-held city fill up as Iraqi federal forces seize key locations around Kirkuk.

Kirkuk offensive: Thousands flee as Iraqi army advances

Kurds

What price have Iraqi Kurds paid for secession vote?

From suspended flights to an escalating military confrontation, Al Jazeera examines the fallout so far.

What price have Iraqi Kurds paid for secession vote?

Middle East

Iraqi army moves on Kurdish-held Kirkuk

Kurdish forces say 'many killed' south of Kirkuk city as Iraqi federal forces retake airbase and international airport.

Iraqi forces launch 'major' Kirkuk operation

Middle East

Iraq accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war' in Kirkuk

Baghdad says PKK fighters are among Peshmerga forces in disputed Kirkuk province, an allegation Kurdish officials deny.

Iraq accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war' in Kirkuk

Middle East

Iraqi, Kurd forces in Kirkuk standoff as tensions rise

Tensions have been on the rise since Kurds held a referendum on secession last month, which Iraq called illegal.

Kurds

Kurds on high alert as Iraqi forces mass near Kirkuk

Tensions soar as Iraqi troops gather near Kirkuk, reportedly to launch operations to seize Kurdish-held oil fields.

Kurds on high alert as Iraqi forces mass near Kirkuk