Kurds

Iraqi VP 'baffled' by French demand to disband militia

Vice President Nouri al-Maliki blasts French president's comments that Iraq must dissolve powerful Hashd al-Shaabi.

Iraqi VP 'baffled' by French demand to disband militia

Opinion

How ISIL changed the oil map of Iraq

The rise of ISIL and the fall of Mosul drastically changed the balance of oil and power in Iraq.

Omar Al-Nidawi

by Omar Al-Nidawi

Omar Al-Nidawi

Kurds

Barzani adviser: Kurdish secession is inevitable

Amid tensions between Baghdad and Erbil, Kifah Mahmoud speaks with Al Jazeera about the region's future prospects.

Barzani adviser: Kurdish secession is inevitable

Opinion

On the Kurdish Question

Formation of an independent Kurdistan would be disastrous for all peoples of the region, including the Kurds themselves.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Instability in the Middle East is not the Kurds' fault

For decades, Kurds have been denied civil rights; their desire to secure them is perceived as dangerous.

Bayar Mustafa

by Bayar Mustafa

Bayar Mustafa

Iraq

Deadly car bombing strikes northern Iraq

Security sources say attack has killed at least 20 people outside the capital.

Deadly car bombing strikes Iraq's Tuz Khurmatu

Opinion

How the US did Iran a favour in the Middle East

US policies in Iraq have helped establish a "two-Iran" reality in the region.

Arzu Yilmaz

by Arzu Yilmaz

Arzu Yilmaz

Counting the Cost

The cost of Saudi Arabia's purge

As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption purge widens, we ask how much money is at stake.

Politics

Kurds: Iraq court's anti-secession ruling 'vengeful'

Analysts say Kurds have little leverage in negotiations with central government due to Baghdad's 'politicised' agenda.

Kurds: Iraq court's anti-secession ruling 'revengeful'

Middle East

Barzani: US knew Iraqi forces planned Kirkuk takeover

Ex-president of Kurdish Regional Government Masoud Barzani says he wants to resolve tensions with Baghdad with dialogue.

Barzani: US knew Iraqi forces planned Kirkuk takeover

War & Conflict

Iraq's Christians worry over Iraqi-Kurdish conflict

Caught between the Iraqi government and the Kurdish Peshmerga in northern Iraq, Iraq's Christians worry about the future of their home.

Kurds

Iraqi court rules secession attempt unconstitutional

Following Kurds' referendum Supreme Federal Court says national charter calls for preservation of territorial integrity.

Baghdad court rules secession attempt unconstitutional

The Listening Post

The Fox approach to bad news: Deflect, divert, distract

We examine Fox News' role as President Donald Trump's media mouthpiece. Plus, media strangled in Eritrea.

Kurds

Can Syria's Kurds avoid their Iraqi brethren's fate?

As part of a bid for greater autonomy, Syrian Kurds are voting in local elections, the second in a three-phase process.

Can Syria's Kurds avoid their Iraqi brethren's fate?

Kurds

Iraq's Kurds on what future holds post-Barzani

Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), has decided not to extend his presidential term beyond November 1. His decision came just weeks after the failure of the independence referendum he championed.