Opinion

Decentralisation in Syria: A lesser evil

History shows that decentralisation could be an effective way to resolve tensions in diverse societies.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev
- Andrey Zakharov

Leonid Issaev

Opinion

Can Iraq's new prime minister solve its old problems?

Adel Abdul Mahdi will have a better chance of forging the political consensus that has eluded his predecessors.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Iraq

Iraq names new PM, ending deadlock

A compromise candidate, Adel Abdul Mahdi has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval.

Iraq: Adel Abdul Mahdi named prime minister

Iraq

Barham Salih elected new Iraqi president

The Kurdish moderate politician has named veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate.

Iraq: Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president

Middle East

Deadline to elect new Iraqi president nears

The process has been plagued with delays and the two main Kurdish parties are contesting the post for the first time.

Iraq

Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Iraq's Kurds voted in the semi-autonomous region's parliamentary election a year after a failed bid for independence.

Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Opinion

Is Iraqi Kurdistan on the verge of another civil war?

Iraqi Kurdistan could witness a spate of instability after the September 30 elections.

Namo Abdulla

by Namo Abdulla

Namo Abdulla

Iraq

Low turnout expected as Iraq's Kurds prepare to vote

Sunday's vote comes a year after failed independence bid that put Kurds under Baghdad's economic and political pressure.

Low turnout expected as Iraq's Kurds prepare to vote

Iran

Iranian Guards responsible for deadly attack on Kurds

At least 11 people were killed and dozens wounded in Saturday's cross-border attack on Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

Iraq

'11 dead' after rockets hit Iranian Kurdish offices in Iraq

At least 11 killed and 50 wounded in missile attack on Iranian Kurdish party offices in Koya, reports say.

'11 dead' after rockets hit Iranian Kurdish offices in Iraq

Iraq

Rockets hit Iranian Kurdish opposition offices in Iraq

At least 11 killed and dozens more wounded in missile attack on Iranian Kurdish party offices in Koya, reports say.

Rockets hit Iranian Kurdish opposition offices in Iraq's Koya

Middle East

With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy

Erbil and the Kurdish region of Iraq are fighting to realise the big plans that were put on hold to fight ISIL, but now face a slow recovery from an economic crisis.

Middle East

Former teenage ISIL members join rehab programme in Iraq

Al Jazeera met some of the teenagers in Erbil, where they're taking part in a rehabilitation program to turn their lives around.

Syria's War

Syria's Kurds hope for 'new state and system' via Assad talks

SDC's Riad Darar speaks with Al Jazeera about prospects of creating a 'decentralised' state alongside Syrian government.

Syria's Kurds hope for 'new state and system' via Assad talks

Syria's War

Syria: Kurdish delegation in Damascus for talks with government

US-backed Kurdish forces, which control more than a quarter of Syrian territory, will likely push for regional autonomy.

Syria: Kurdish delegation in Damascus for talks with government