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Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

We ask Bayan Rahman whether a Kurdish country is possible and debate the end of term limits for China's President Xi.

Was the Kurdish referendum in Iraq a mistake?

Middle East

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

Iraqi politicians set themselves away from sectarian rhetoric in the run-up to country's general elections in May.

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

Middle East

Mosul post-ISIL: Iraq seeks to rebuild its 'destroyed' heritage

Iraqi archaeologists say their government has done little to assess the damage and destruction caused by the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant.

Oil Price

Iraq anticipates awarding of oil contracts

Iraq changed the contracts after a glut caused oil prices to crash in 2014, reducing Baghdad’s ability to pay the fees.

Iraq anticipates awarding of oil contracts

Middle East

Iraqi Christians celebrate first Easter since ISIL defeat

Iraqi Christians of Hamdaniya, in the Nineveh plains near Mosul city in northern Iraq, are returning home to celebrate Easter there for the first time since the defeat of the Islamic State group.

Reporter's Notebook

Church bells to ring once more this Easter in Iraq

Christian community comes together in the Ninevah plains in defiance and celebration of the first post-ISIL Easter.

Church bells to ring once more this Easter in Iraq

Iraq

Iraqi Kurd civil servants protest against salary delays

Government employees say they want local authorities to abolish budget practice of deducting from wages paid by Baghdad.

Iraqi Kurdish civil servants protest against salary delays

Iraq

PM Abadi: Iraq to prevent Kurdish fighter attacks on Turkey

Statement comes after Ankara threatened to intervene if the Iraqi operation against fighters in Sinjar region failed.

PM Abadi: Iraq to prevent Kurdish fighter attacks on Turkey

Middle East

Iraq's Faw Peninsula faces environmental catastrophe

Effects of decades of war and negligence can be reversed if something is done soon, according to environmentalists, but time is running out.

Turkey

Erdogan: Turkey to do 'what is necessary' if Iraq fails in Sinjar

Turkish leader says intelligence chief will meet an Iraqi official over presence of Kurdish fighters in Sinjar region.

Erdogan: Turkey to do 'what is necessary' if Iraq fails in Sinjar

Anbar

EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines to resume Erbil flights

EgyptAir will fly three flights a week to Erbil as of April 13.

EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines to resume Erbil flights

Iraq

First Iraqi-made film in 25 years in cinemas

Iraqi filmmakers say they will try and persuade local audiences to watch domestic productions.

Middle East

Push in Iraq to get trains back on track

The US invasion, occupation and the subsequent war with ISIL have left the Iraqi rail network a shadow of its former self.

Saddam Hussein

Saddam's party: What's left today

US invaded Iraq on the pretext it possessed weapons of mass destruction.

Saddam's party: What's left today

Qatar

Iraq rejects UAE claims of Qatar funding paramilitaries

UAE's foreign minister alleged the Qatari government paid various 'terrorist' groups up to $1bn, a claim Doha denied.

Iraq rejects UAE claims of Qatar funding paramilitaries