Recent News Headlines : Kirkuk - Iraq

IRAQI VP 'BAFFLED' BY FRENCH DEMAND TO DISBAND MILITIA


Vice President Nouri al-Maliki blasts French president's comments that Iraq must dissolve powerful Hashd al-Shaabi... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 78

DEADLY CAR BOMBING STRIKES IRAQ'S TUZ KHURMATU


Located about 200km north of Baghdad, Tuz Khurmatu is one of the disputed areas between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 158

MASS GRAVES AT ABANDONED BASE NEAR KIRKUK MAY HOLD UP TO 400 PEOPLE EXECUTED BY ISLAMIC STATE


Hours later, Iraqi Defense Ministry announced capturing Romana area, saying the troops will head to nearby town of Rawa... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 0

WITH IRAQI-KURDISH TALKS STALLED PHONE DIPLOMACY AVERTS NEW CLASHES


With the deadline past, Mr. Abadi instead ordered the federal forces to push into Kirkuk, and then farther north toward the Turkish border... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 860

MASS GRAVE WITH UP TO 400 BODIES FOUND IN IRAQ AREA PREVIOUSLY HELD BY DAESH


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12th November, 2017 2

MASS GRAVES 'OF ISIL VICTIMS' FOUND IN IRAQ'S HAWIJAH


Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected ISIL victims, many wearing prison uniforms, have been found in northern Iraq... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 1917

TENSION MOUNTS IN LEBANON AS SAUDI ARABIA ESCALATES POWER STRUGGLE WITH IRAN


But it was brought to a head on 3 November, at a lunch in Beirut being hosted by prime minister Saad Hariri... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 1931

KURDS: IRAQ COURT'S ANTI-SECESSION RULING 'REVENGEFUL'


The court is responsible for settling all disputes between Baghdad's central government and regional provinces... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 509

BARZANI: US KNEW IRAQI FORCES PLANNED KIRKUK TAKEOVER


But last month's operation by the Iraqi army resulted in Baghdad retaking five oil fields from the Kurdish forces... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 1091

BAGHDAD COURT RULES SECESSION ATTEMPT UNCONSTITUTIONAL


The court is responsible for settling disputes between the central government in Baghdad and the country's regions and provinces, including northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 369

IRAQ TWIN SUICIDE ATTACKS KILL AT LEAST FIVE IN KIRKUK


The attack was the first of its kind since the Iraqi central government regained control of the multi-ethnic city last month from Kurdish Peshmerga forces... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 193

CAN SYRIA'S KURDS AVOID THEIR IRAQI BRETHREN'S FATE?


Kurdish groups have established autonomous rule since 2011, when Syria's civil war began, and have reiterated their wishes to steer away from the example of northern Iraq... READ MORE

3rd November, 2017 1059

FOR KURDS IN BAGHDAD, THE FAILED KURDISH INDEPENDENCE BID PROVOKES AN IDENTITY CRISIS


Akd al-Akrad, or Quarter of the Kurds, is a neighborhood in central Baghdad where about 200 Kurdish families have lived for generations... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 260

'WHY WOULD WASHINGTON PUNISH US?' RESIGNING IRAQI KURDISTAN LEADER ACCUSES US OF BETRAYAL


Prior to the independence referendum, the Kurds fought alongside Iraqi forces in their US-backed campaign against Islamic State terrorists... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 1644

CATALONIA AND THE RICH BREAKING AWAY FROM THE POOR


Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys o Your editorial 24 October rightly says of the Catalonia-Spain crisis, an honest broker can help the two sides back from the brink ... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 168

IRAQI KURDISTAN LEADER BARZANI WILL HAND OVER PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AT END OF TERM ON WEDNESDAY


Iraqi Kurdistan's veteran leader Massoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday. His d... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 0

IRAQI KURDISTAN LEADER BARZANI WILL HAND OVER PRESIDENTIAL POWERS ON NOVEMBER 1


Iraqi Kurdistan's veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 866

CANADA SUSPENDS SPECIAL FORCES TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE MISSION IN IRAQ


Fighting broke out between Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Oct. 16, after Iraqi forces seized the northern oil city of Kirkuk... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1549

US CALLS FOR DIALOGUE IN IRAQI-KURDISH DISPUTE


Iraqi and Kurdish forces must focus on dialogue and reducing internal tensions in order to combat a larger enemy, according to the US-led coalition fighting ISIL... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 41

IRAQ ORDERS TRUCE WITH KURDS TO ALLOW PEACEFUL DEPLOYMENT AT BORDER CROSSINGS


To work on the deployment of federal Iraqi forces in all disputed areas, including Fish-Khabur, and the international border, Abadi said in a statement... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 332

HAIDER AL-ABADI HALTS OPERATION IN NORTHERN IRAQ


Al-Abadi's decision came a day after government forces and Kurdish forces clashed near the northern city of Mosul... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 96

IRAQI PM DISMISSES KURDS OFFER TO FREEZE VOTE RESULTS


Speaking to reporters in the Iranian capital Tehran on Thursday, Abadi said his government had warned Iraq's northern Kurdish region against holding the referendum... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 118

IRAQ FORCES ASSAULT LAST ISLAMIC STATE BASTION, ADVANCE ON KURDS


The Iraqi prime minister visited Ankara on Wednesday and discussed its reopening with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 3

IRAQI FORCES CLASH WITH KURDISH TROOPS NEAR STRATEGIC BORDER WITH SYRIA


Iraqi forces began moving on Qaim, a town that borders Syria's eastern Deir al-Zour province... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 303

IRAQ'S ABADI HEADS TO IRAN FOR REGIONAL SECURITY TALKS


Abadi's trip to Iran on Thursday is seen as a continuing effort to bolster Baghdad's call for a unified Iraq... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 273

ANALYSIS | IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER DEFIES PREDICTIONS OF HIS COUNTRY'S DOOM


Instead, Abadi won the backing of Iraq's neighbors and the United States, who all decried the Kurds' effort and stressed their support for Iraq's territorial unity... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 231

IRAQI KURDS PROPOSE TO FREEZE REFERENDUM RESULTS


People in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq voted to secede on September 25 in a referendum, amid rising tensions and international opposition... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 2015

TILLERSON CALLS FOR IRAQI UNITY, URGES DIALOGUE ON KURDISH ISSUE


Tillerson made his remarks in his discussion with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the tension between Baghdad and the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 0

ABADI TELLS TILLERSON: PMF IS HOPE OF IRAQ AND REGION


Tillerson and Abadi, along with Saudi King Salman, also participated in the inaugural meeting of the Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Committee in Riyadh on Sunday... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 159

IRAQ FORCES IN FULL CONTROL OF KIRKUK PROVINCE


Iraqi forces have claimed control of all of Kirkuk province after intense fighting against Kurdish Peshmerga forces... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 3223

Trending News Headlines : Kirkuk

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

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 10813

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 8409

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 6134

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 5534

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

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 4956

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

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

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

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

CLASHES AFTER IRAQI FORCES ADVANCE ON KURDISH-HELD SITES


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

16th October, 2017 3453

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

IRAQ ARMY SEIZES TOWN NEAR ERBIL AFTER FIERCE CLASHES


Iraqi federal police and counter-terrorism forces, along with Hashd al-Shaabi fighters, have deployed in... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 3040

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 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

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 2403

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 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

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 2145

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

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 2046

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 2031

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 1757

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

ANALYSIS | INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS IN CATALONIA AND IRAQI KURDISTAN FACE THE POINT OF NO RETURN


On Monday, the regional government in Iraqi Kurdistan plans to go ahead with a referendum on independence... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 1638

KURDISH MPS SAY YES TO INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Three months ago, top officials and political parties in the Kurdistan Regional Government agreed to hold an advisory referendum on independence... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 1630


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