Recent News Headlines : Kirkuk - Iraq

IRAQ'S MILITARY DECLARES MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IN KIRKUK


Meanwhile, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi called on British energy giant BP on Wednesday to help develop fields in the northern province... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 313

RAQQA ISIS CAPITAL IS CAPTURED US-BACKED FORCES SAY


Witnesses in Raqqa said that several busloads of Islamic State fighters, both Syrians and foreigners, had been allowed to board buses to Deir al-Zour... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 7852

IRAQI FORCES TAKE CONTROL OF KURDISH-HELD AREAS IN MOSUL'S NIVEVEH'S PROVINCE


The areas were evacuated by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters before the arrival of the Iraqi forces on Tuesday, the statement said... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 1

THE DEFEAT OF ISIS IN RAQQA TESTS U.S. COMMITMENT TO SYRIAN KURDS


Raqqa U.S.-backed force claims capture of Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 538

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE KIRKUK GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN ADVANCE ON KURDS


The rapid progress of Iraqi forces suggested that Kurdish fighters were withdrawing with little or no resistance in many areas... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 101

RISK PREMIUM RETURNS TO OIL OVER IRAQ FIGHTING, IRAN TENSIONS


The escalating fighting in Iraq has spooked markets as it adds to rising tensions between the United States and Iran... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 31

FALL OF RAQQA NO END GAME FOR U.S. AS ISLAMIC STATE, OTHER EXTREMIST THREATS PERSIST, SPREAD


The U.S. military on Tuesday estimated 6,500 IS fighters remain in eastern Syria and western Iraq, many concentrated along the Euphrates River valley straddling the border... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

WHY THE BATTLE OVER THE IRAQI CITY MATTERS


The clash began when Iraqi forces entered Kirkuk, a city in the north of Iraq that sits about halfway between Mosul and the country's capital Baghdad... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 149

AFTER YEARS OF BOMBING AND DEATH, RAQQA IS FREE FROM IS. BUT THE COST OF VICTORY IS DEVASTATING


In the final battle for a stadium complex and hospital, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF says it killed 22 foreign IS fighters... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 283

FIGHT AGAINST ISIS: IRAQI-KURDISH STANDOFF WORRIES U.S.


Standoff is tense but violence is averted as Iraqi forces move into disputed areas held by rival Kurds... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 4

ISIL CAPITALISES ON PESHMERGA RETREAT IN NORTHERN IRAQ


Iraqi forces also said on Tuesday they seized the Yazidi Kurdish town of Sinjar from the Peshmerga... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1875

A DIVIDED IRAQ TESTS U.S. INFLUENCE AS FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE WANES


After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influenc... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

A NEW BATTLE IN IRAQ GIVES IRAN THE UPPER HAND


This is the result of disobedience of Masoud Barzani, the Iraqi fighter who was filming said, referring to the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 3101

U.S. RAISES ALARM AS IRAQ ARMY SEIZES OIL-RICH KIRKUK FROM KURDS


That could lead to agreements on Kurdish withdrawals from some areas and potentially joint administration, he added... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 585

KURDISH PROTESTERS ATTACK IRAQI EMBASSY IN LONDON (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)


The Iraqi PM earlier said the operation was aimed at protecting the unity of Iraq following Kurdistan's independence vote... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 158

KIRKUK RESIDENTS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE


Most of the Turkmen were happy with the advance of the Iraqi forces, because most of the Hashd are Turkmen, explained Mohammed Abdullah, 30, himself a Turkmen... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 24

IRAQ SEIZES KIRKUK FROM KURDISH FORCES AFTER INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk from Kurds after independence vote... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 75

U.S. 'NOT TAKING SIDES' IN IRAQI-KURDISH DISPUTE


U.S. 'not taking sides' in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute Trump... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 638

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2289

US MILITARY RUSHES TO DEFUSE LOOMING CRISIS IN KIRKUK AFTER IRAQI ARMY ADVANCES


Iraqi forces claim rapid progress in operation to 'impose security' on kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1316

BAGHDAD TO PAY HEAVY PRICE FOR DECLARING WAR


Kurdish forces call Iraqi forces' campaign in Kirkuk 'a declaration of war', as PM Abadi tells them to cooperate... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4477

SHIA MILITIAS PRESS HOME FEDERAL IRAQI FORCES' ADVANTAGE IN KIRKUK


Iraqi federal forces have seized an oil and gas company and industrial areas south of Kirkuk in a midnight operation after artillery exchanges and fighting... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 154

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE KIRKUK GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN PUSH AGAINST KURDS


The rapid progress of Iraqi forces suggested that Kurdish fighters were withdrawing with little or no resistance in many areas... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 104

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid organization working in Kirkuk said several Peshmerga and members of the Iraqi forces had been killed in an overnight clash south of Kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4352

OIL JUMPS 1 PERCENT; FIGHTING SHUTS OUTPUT IN IRAQ'S KIRKUK


Iraq launched the operation on Sunday as the crisis between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government KRG escalated... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 290

BAGHDAD: IRAQI FORCES IN FULL CONTROL OF KIRKUK


Iraqi forces capture governorate building in central Kirkuk with no opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 3523

IRAQI FEDERAL FORCES SEIZE OIL-RICH KIRKUK IN SHOCK BLOW FOR KURDS


Iraqi federal forces seized the contested city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces almost unopposed on Monday in a stunning reversal of fortunes for Iraq rsquo's Kurds... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 315

KURDS WITHDRAW AS IRAQI FORCES PUSH INTO DISPUTED KIRKUK


He said federal forces have been deployed in the area of the K-1 military base, the Kirkuk airport and a number of oil fields and installations... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 5

IRAQI FORCES MOVE INTO CENTRE OF KIRKUK


Iraqi government forces enter disputed city of Kirkuk, residents say, weeks after Kurdish independence referendum... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1571

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2249

Trending News Headlines : Kirkuk

WILD BOARS OVERRUN ISLAMIC STATE POSITION, KILL 3 MILITANTS


Eastern Mosul was liberated in January, and the Iraqi military claimed Tuesday it had taken control of the al-Tanek neighborhood, the largest on the western side of the city... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 137044

MORE THAN 92% OF VOTERS IN IRAQI KURDISTAN BACK INDEPENDENCE


More than 92 percent of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan back independence... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 17845

IRAQI KURDISTAN THE FLY TO REGIONAL SPIDERS TURKEY, IRAQ, IRAN


Iran and Turkey are both part of the Astana negotiations aimed at effecting closure in Syria... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 10841

BANNING PEOPLE IS WRONG BUT KILLING THEM IS EVEN WORSE


This tough approach at the borders didn't just start on Friday when Dr. Evil aka Donald Trump formally became president... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 8299

IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH 'MAJOR' KIRKUK OPERATION


Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford, reporting from Erbil, said Kurdish forces in and around Kirkuk have vowed to defend it to the last man ... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 5610

ERDOGAN WARNS OF ARMED ACTION OVER IRAQI KURDISTAN VOTE


Iraqi Kurdish oil is exported through Turkey and its southern Ceyhan port, a key economic lifeline for the region... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 5492

KURDS ON HIGH ALERT AS IRAQI FORCES MASS NEAR KIRKUK


Baghdad continues to reject decades-old Kurdish ambitions to incorporate Kirkuk and other historically Kurdish-majority areas in their autonomous region... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 5178

TURKEY EXTENDS TROOPS' DEPLOYMENT IN IRAQ AND SYRIA


OPINION Regional implications of the Kurdish independence vote Earlier on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim blasted the referendum as adventurism that puts Turkey at risk... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 4721

MEET THE MEN WHO STAYED AND FOUGHT ISIS FROM THE INSIDE


Secret resistance groups and individuals found ways to fight Islamic State militants in their Iraqi towns. And many paid with their lives... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 4463

IRAQ: WHAT IS THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF HAWIJA?


Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from ISIL, one of their last strongholds in Iraq... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 4121

IRAQI KURDS SET DATE FOR INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government KRG, announced the vote on Twitter on Wednesday... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 3338

RECALLING A TORTURED PAST IRAQI KURDS TO VOTE ON INDEPENDENCE


Recalling a Tortured Past, Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Independence... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 3289

TURNOUT HIGH AS IRAQI KURDS DEFY THREATS TO HOLD INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barxani said he hoped to maintain good relations with Turkey and the referendum was not a threat to Ankara... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 3032

IRAQ PARLIAMENT REJECTS KURDISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Authorities in Iraq's Kurdish region announced in June this year the decision to hold an election on independence... READ MORE

12th September, 2017 2775

CLASHES AFTER IRAQI FORCES ADVANCE ON KURDISH-HELD SITES


Kirkuk is not part of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2551

ERDOGAN: SYRIAN KURD FORCES USED TO TAKE RAQQA 'NAIVE'


Turkish forces have carried out air strikes against Kurdish positions in northern Syria... READ MORE

8th November, 2016 2550

IRAQ ESCALATES DISPUTE WITH KURDS THREATENING MILITARY ACTION


All three countries have been conducting military exercises near the border of Iraqi Kurdistan this week... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2537

AWAY FROM IRAQ'S FRONT LINES, THE ISLAMIC STATE IS CREEPING BACK IN


Civilians, carrying a white flag and a few belongings, seek to escape fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi security forces in the city of Mosul... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 2497

TWIN SUICIDE ATTACKS LEAVE SCORES DEAD IN SOUTHERN IRAQ


Shooting and car-bomb attacks claimed by ISIL kill at least 74 people in Iraq's southern Thi Qar province... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 2439

IRAQ ORDERS KURDISTAN TO SURRENDER ITS AIRPORTS


The Kurdistan Regional Government antagonized Iraq, Turkey and Iran by holding the referendum on Monday... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 2339

CAPTURED ISIS FIGHTERS REFRAIN I WAS ONLY A COOK


Among thousands of civilians fleeing to Kirkuk after an Iraqi offensive are hundreds of Islamic State fighters. Many claim they were noncombatants... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2336

IRAQI KURDISH LEADER SAYS 'YES' VOTE WON INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Iraqi Kurdish president Masoud Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil, Iraq September 24, 2017... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 2054

BAGHDAD PILES PRESSURE ON IRAQI KURDS TO REVERSE OVERWHELMING INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Iran and Turkey also oppose any move toward Kurdish secession and their armies have started joint exercises near their borders with Iraqi Kurdistan in recent days... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2053

IRAQ ACCUSES KURDS OF 'DECLARATION OF WAR' IN KIRKUK


Vahal Ali, a media assistant to Kurdistan Regional Government KRG President Masoud Barzani, denied that any PKK forces were present in Kirkuk... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 1931

FOR IRAQS LONG-SUFFERING KURDS, INDEPENDENCE BECKONS


And in Iraq, the onslaught of the Islamic State allowed the Kurds to claim new territory, including Kirkuk, which was abandoned by fleeing Iraqi soldiers... READ MORE

9th September, 2017 1927

IRAQ'S KURDS MIGHT PUT OFF INDEPENDENCE VOTE IN RETURN FOR CONCESSIONS FROM BAGHDAD


Baghdad stopped payments from the Iraqi federal budget to the KRG in 2014 after the Kurds began exporting oil independently from Baghdad, via a pipeline to Turkey... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 1872

ISIS IS LOSING GROUND BUT NOT ITS CAPACITY FOR TERROR


But they may not be the most dangerous threat facing the European authorities as long as Islamic State ideology continues to motivate attackers... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1858

IRAQI GOVERNMENT REJECTS KURDISH MOVE FOR INDEPENDENCE


The disputed areas include swaths of northern territory that are claimed by both Kurdish Iraq and Baghdad, including the key oil-rich province of Kirkuk... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 1763

BARZANI: KURD REGION POLL TO OCCUR DESPITE OPPOSITION


KRG head defiant as Turkey calls planned independence referendum in Kurdish northern Iraq a threat to its security... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 1720

KIRKUK OFFENSIVE: THOUSANDS FLEE AS IRAQI ARMY ADVANCES


Thousands of people are leaving the Iraqi city of Kirkuk as the Iraqi army advances on Kurdish military positions around the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1665


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