Opinion

Why the unity of the PUK is important for Iraqi Kurds

Factionalism within the PUK party has destabilised the Kurdish region of Iraq for years. Its leadership has to unite.

Yerevan Saeed

by Yerevan Saeed

Yerevan Saeed

Iraq

Muhasasa, the political system reviled by Iraqi protesters

Demonstrators demand removal of quota-based political system, introduced in Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003.

Muhasasa, the political system reviled by Iraqi protesters

Opinion

The KRG's anti-corruption effort must start from its oil sector

If the Iraqi Kurdish region manages to reform its oil industry, it could become a model for the whole of Iraq.

Yerevan Saeed

by Yerevan Saeed

Yerevan Saeed

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey says car bomb kills several in Syria region it controls

In Twitter post, Turkey's defence ministry says 17 killed and 20 others wounded in explosion near Ras al-Ain city.

Turkey says car bomb kills several in Syria region it controls

Turkey

Erdogan tells Trump: Turkey will not give up Russian S-400s

President warns US that Turkey will seek fighter jets elsewhere if Washington continues to block planned F-35 purchase.

 Erdogan tells Trump: Turkey will not give up Russian S-400s

Refugees

Newly-freed Behrouz Boochani slams Australian refugee policies

Kurdish-Iranian journalist tells Al Jazeera that housing refugees in offshore detention facilities is 'barbaric'.

Newly-freed Behrouz Boochani slams Australian refugee policies

Refugees

Behrouz Boochani leaves Manus Island after six years, lands in NZ

The Kurdish Iranian writer, held in PNG since 2013, says he may seek asylum in New Zealand or the US.

Behrouz Boochani leaves Manus Island after six years, lands in NZ

Middle East

Why are Iraqi Kurds not protesting?

Anti-government demonstrations have gripped much of Iraq, but streets in Kurdish region have been calm.

Why are Iraqi Kurds not taking part in protests?

Middle East

Turkey says Kurdish YPG has not fully withdrawn from Syria border

Turkish foreign minister says Russian military delegation heading to Turkey to discuss joint patrols.

Turkey says Kurdish YPG has not fully withdrawn from Syria border

Syria's War

SDF begins withdrawal from Syria-Turkey border

Kurdish-led SDF begins withdrawal from region in accordance with deal brokered by Russia and Turkey.

SDF begins withdrawal from Syria-Turkey border

AJ Impact

Turkey's Erdogan sues French magazine over 'eradicator' cover

Le Point accuses the Turkish president of ethnic cleansing in northeastern Syria.

Turkey's Erdogan sues French magazine over 'eradicator' cover

Opinion

What is behind the Israeli outrage over Turkey's Syria operation?

By allowing Turkey to attack the Kurds in Syria, Trump made Tel Aviv question Washington's reliability as an ally.

Adnan Abu Amer

by Adnan Abu Amer

Adnan Abu Amer

United States

Withdrawing US troops enter Iraq from Syria

Residents of Kurdish-dominated city pelt US forces with potatoes and shout expletives at them as they drive through.

Withdrawing US troops enter Iraq from Syria

The Listening Post

Conflicting narratives about Turkey-Syria border

How Erdogan's government looks at southern frontier and media outlets report on Turkey's military operation.

Inside Story

Is it too late to stop Turkey's military operation in Syria?

US President Donald Trump has sent top envoys to Turkey to seek a ceasefire agreement.