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

Erdogan: Syrian Kurd forces used to take Raqqa 'naive'

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.


Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish opposition leaders

Co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish HDP, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, arrested on terrorism-related charges.


Turkey detains HDP leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag

Co-leaders of HDP party among 11 MPs in detention for not appearing at court over terror-related charges.

Battle for Mosul

Money and patience grow short in Iraqi Kurdistan

As the battle for Mosul rages, in Sulaimania, there is a growing sense of despondency and apathy.


Turkey: Police officers killed in Bingol blast

At least 19 people wounded besides the dead in car bombing in southeastern Bingol province where the PKK is active.

Syria's Civil War

Turkey shells Kurdish fighters in Aleppo province

US-backed Kurdish rebels come under Turkish attack in Sheikh Issa town and other areas in northern Aleppo province.

War & Conflict

Turkey: Army kills up to 200 YPG fighters in Aleppo

Turkish fighter jets strike People's Protection Units in northern Syrian city as intense battle continues.

War & Conflict

KRG: Mosul victory depends on ISIL fighters' morale

Iraqi Kurdish Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir speaks to Al Jazeera about the battle for Mosul and post-ISIL plans.