Middle East

Turkish Kurds appeal to EU court over leaders' arrest

Pro-Kurdish HDP files application at European Court of Human Rights over arrest of its leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag.

Middle East

Kurdish commander pledges to retain Syria's Manbij

Turkish president's plan to clear Kurdish forces from Syrian city and set up a safe zone meets with Kurdish defiance.

Battle for Mosul

Arab-Kurd tensions simmer in shadow of Mosul campaign

Tensions between KRG and Baghdad could fuel a proxy war between regional powers, analysts warn.


On the sidelines of Mosul, the battle for Kurdish culture

For the Kurdish intelligentsia, there is far more at stake than the loss of land.

Arts & Culture

Sulaimania: Saving the dream city of a Kurdish prince

Efforts are under way to salvage what remains of old Sulaimania, once a bastion of diversity and cosmopolitanism.

Battle for Mosul

Baghdad, Kurds at odds over control of post-ISIL Mosul

A month into Mosul push, Iraqi and Kurdish leaders offer differing views of who will control city after its recapture.

Battle for Mosul

The man who serves up little smiles in Iraq's refugee camp

A popsicle and a smile might not be a substitute for a psychologist, but it makes the conditions more bearable for IDP children.

Battle for Mosul

'No effective effort' to fight ISIL's ideology

Threat of ISIL will live on even after they are pushed out of key territory, Iraqi Kurdish intelligence chief warns.

War & Conflict

For Iraq's Kurds, it's not about independence any more

Apathy and cynicism pervasive in Iraq's Kurdish region as an unending series of crises and scandals unfolds.

Inside Story

Are Kurdish forces in Iraq settling old scores?

Human Rights Watch says Kurdish forces are destroying Arab homes and expanding their territory.

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi Kurd forces destroyed Arab homes: rights group

Rights group accuses Iraqi Kurdish forces of unlawfully destroying Arab homes and villages in areas once ruled by ISIL.

Battle for Mosul

Iraq: Kurds deport Japanese man over alleged ISIL ties

Freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, detained over suspected links to ISIL, was handed over to Japanese authorities.

Syria's Civil War

Turkey president: 'Naive' to fight 'terror with terror'

Turkish President Erdogan challenges US support for Kurdish fighters in operation to seize Raqqa from ISIL.


Why the Turkey-KRG alliance works, for now

Trade, Iranian influence and regional instability are drawing Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan closer than ever before.

by Ranj Alaaldin


Turkish PM: Opposition HDP funding 'terror'

Binali Yildirim accuses the pro-Kurdish HDP of funding terror as the party announced a partial parliamentary boycott.