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.

Iraq

Kurdish referendum fallout ends Barzani's presidency

Regional parliament approves veteran Kurdish leader's request not to renew his term when it expires on November 1.

Kurds

Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani will not extend term

Head of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government is set to leave office on November 1, leaving it unclear who will take over.

Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani will not extend term

Opinion

What next for Iraq after the failed Kurdish referendum?

It is likely that the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil will not be resolved and will escalate again in the future.

Zaid al-Ali

by Zaid al-Ali

Zaid al-Ali

War & Conflict

Iraq halts operation to retake Kurdish-held areas

PM's order follows clashes between federal soldiers and Kurdish forces and US-led coalition's calls to reduce tensions.

Haider al-Abadi halts operation in northern Iraq

Iraq

US calls for dialogue in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute

Two sides must focus on reducing internal tensions and confronting ISIL, according to a US coalition spokesperson.

US calls for dialogue in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute