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KURDISH AND IRAQI FORCES IN FIERCE CLASH FOR REMAINING DISTRICT OF KIRKUK


Kurdish peshmerga forces had initially withdrawn from large swaths of Kirkuk in the early days of the Iraqi military march on the city... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 165

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 275

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

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

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 105

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

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

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

IRAQ LAUNCHES MAJOR OFFENSIVE IN KURDISH-HELD KIRKUK


Iraqi government forces say they control vast areas of the Kurdish-held region of Kirkuk after a major operation aimed at taking over an airbase and... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 18

WHAT PRICE HAVE IRAQI KURDS PAID FOR SECESSION VOTE?


On September 25, Iraqi Kurds voted in a controversial secession referendum, amid rising regional tensions and international opposition... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1381

1. WHY DOES THE KURDISH REGION MATTER TO OIL MARKETS?


That experience and disputes between the Kurdish government and Iraqi national authorities have kept most big oil companies away and prompted some investors to pull back... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1299

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

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

IRAQ FORCES RETAKE POSITIONS FROM KURDS IN DISPUTED KIRKUK


Heavily-armed Kurdish fighters are deployed to defend themselves 'at any cost' against an Iraqi operation in Kirkuk... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 133

MINISTERS 'REFUSING TO PAY FOR FIRE SAFETY MEASURES' AFTER GRENFELL


However, the government appears determined not to fund or allow additional borrowing for any improvements that go beyond essential safety works... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 10585

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'A HOT BED FOR PERCEIVED CORRUPTION'


Queensland's CCC has made 31 recommendations to the State Government to clean up local government elections, following complaints about the 2016 poll... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 240

IRAQI FORCES PLAN TAKEOVER OF KURDISH REGION'S BORDERS


Iraq plans to take control of the borders of its autonomous Kurdistan region in coordination with Iran and Turkey, the Iraqi defence ministry has said... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 220

KURDS REJECT POST-VOTE IRAQ MOVES AS 'COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT'


They also called for the closure of border posts with Turkey and Iran that are outside central government control... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 3

BAGHDAD SAYS ERBRIL AIRPORT OFF LIMITS FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM FRIDAY EVENING


The director of Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan says she has been told by Baghdad that all international flights will be banned from six pm... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 12

ERDOGAN WARNS OF 'ETHNIC WAR' RISK OVER IRAQI KURDISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Large numbers turned out in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region for Monday's vote, which went ahead despite fierce objections from Baghdad, Turkey and Iran... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 181

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

'US-BACKED MILITIA HIT BY AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA'S DEIR AL-ZOR,' SAY SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES


Syrian government or Russian air strikes targeted US-backed Syrian militias in Deir al-Zor province at dawn on Saturday, a militia official told Reuters... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 5

ISLAMIC STATE EVACUATION CONVOY WILL CROSS TO DEIR AL-ZOR


A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families begins to depart from the Lebanon-Syria border zone in Qalamoun, Syria August 28, 2017... READ MORE

31st August, 2017 276

IRAQI FORCES 'BREAK THROUGH' ISIL LINES IN TAL AFAR


Up to 2,000 battle-hardened fighters remain in Tal Afar, according to US and Iraqi military commanders... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 790

NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE 'CANNOT BE BREXIT TALKS BARGAINING CHIP'


The Irish Government said the paper from London's Department for Exiting the European Union i's timely and helpful as it offers more clarity... READ MORE

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THESE ISRAELI SOLDIER BABES COULD KILL YOU AT FIRST SIGHT


Hot Israeli Army encourages people to submit images of beautiful women serving in the Israel Defense Forces... READ MORE

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ISIS DESTROYS AL NURI MOSQUE, ANOTHER LOSS FOR MOSUL


But shortly after, the United States Central Command issued a statement bluntly accusing the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, of destroying the mosque... READ MORE

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OUTSIDE MOVES SHIFT SYRIA CONFLICT TO PROXY WAR


TOW missiles weave across fields, their red contrails blazing, chasing Russian-made vehicles used by Syrian government forces and blowing them up... READ MORE

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IF THERE WERE NO CIVILIANS WED JUST BURN IT ALL NONCOMBATANTS HAMPER IRAQI FORCES


Iraqi soldiers talk during a lull in the fighting against Islamic State militants on Nov. 11, 2016, as security forces were pushing through parts of Mosul... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 4416

FROM CALAIS TO CHAOS: UK'S IMMIGRATION DECEPTION EXPOSED


To be clear these people are already in Europe... READ MORE

23rd October, 2016 4044

IRAQI ARMY MISTAKENLY BOMBS CIVILIANS IN ISIL-HELD CITY


Iraqi air force kills at least 52 civilians waiting for salaries in western city of al-Qaim with dozens of others hurt... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 3868

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

MOSUL DAM RISKS DEVASTATING FAILURE AS IRAQ GOVERNMENT KEEPS STALLING


Construction of the dam, which provides irrigation and hydroelectric power, was completed under the regime of Saddam Hussein in 1985... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 3141

THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS REBOUNDING, BUT THERE'S ONE BIG PROBLEM


However, this market is in its infancy, Spajic said of China's corporate credit and government debt... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 2638

BRITISH PM GIRLS LURED BY ISLAMIC STATE DEATH CULT


Suleyman Shah was the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 2303

SPENDING ON ENGLISH COUNCIL SERVICES DOWN ?3BN SINCE 2011 - STUDY


The cuts to neighbourhood services have taken place against a backdrop of unprecedented cuts in local government spending as a share of the economy... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 2275

ADVANCE INTO HEART OF MOSUL SLOWS AS ISIL FIGHTS BACK


The longer the battle to retake Mosul goes on, the more difficult it will become for the Iraqi forces... READ MORE

6th November, 2016 2186

RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL START TRACKING U.S. PLANES AFTER DOWNING OF SYRIAN JET


Sunday's action was the first time an U.S. plane shot down a Syrian aircraft... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2170

IS 'BURNS TO DEATH 45 IN WEST IRAQ'


Islamic state militants burn to death 45 in iraq... READ MORE

17th February, 2015 2116

THREE ISRAELIS KILLED IN STABBING ATTACK AT WEST BANK SETTLEMENT - LOCAL OFFICIALS


Israel Radio identified him as a 19-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Khobar near Ramallah... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2076

ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS ARE KIDNAPPING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO USE AS HUMAN SHIELDS


The militants took their money and the family car, then kidnapped another brother and said they would return... READ MORE

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A FILE ON ISLAMIC STATE'S 'PROBLEM' FOREIGN FIGHTERS SHOWS SOME ARE REFUSING TO FIGHT


Iraqi Special Operations Forces scatter after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district of Islamic State militants in Mosul... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 1874

FIERCE ISIL RESISTANCE AS IRAQI TROOPS MOVE ON MOSUL


Tens of thousands of troops are involved, while there are thought to be nearly 6,000 ISIL fighters in and around Mosul... READ MORE

21st October, 2016 1804

MOSUL NEIGHBORS WAKE UP TO A DAY WITHOUT ISIS


For the first time in more than two years, residents of eastern Mosul enjoyed a day without the Islamic State... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 1544

LESS LIGHTING HAS NO IMPACT ON CRIME OR COLLISIONS, SAYS REPORT


They found no evidence of a link between reduced street lighting and night-time collisions... READ MORE

28th July, 2015 1506

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES ARE STARTING TO RISE AS IRAQI FORCES PUSH INTO MOSUL


The Islamic State is fighting very, very hard for the city... READ MORE

5th November, 2016 1228

DEFENSE SECRETARY ASHTON CARTER MAKES UNANNOUNCED VISIT TO IRAQ


He plans to discuss the looming assault with Iraqi officials and with Americans involved in training the Iraqi Army... READ MORE

23rd July, 2015 1129

COUNCIL FUNDING FREEZE 'MEANS CUTS TO MANY ESSENTIAL SERVICES'


Councils may cut social care provision due to underfunding, lga says... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 1097

BIGGEST WEALTH FUND RETURNS $53 BILLION AFTER TRUMP RALLY


The 900 billion Government Pension Fund Global returned 6.9 percent in 2016, after rising 2.7 percent the previous year, the Oslo-based investor said on Tuesday... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 1073

COUNCILS MAY CUT SOCIAL CARE PROVISION DUE TO UNDERFUNDING, LGA SAYS


The LGA estimates that there will be a ?2.6bn gap by 2020 between the amount of money social care services need and their budgets... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 1009

THE POOR MUST NOT BE LEFT TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR EVERYONE'S SOCIAL CARE


The government's intention in allowing councils to increase council tax is to spread the financial burden of the nation's rising social care bill... READ MORE

19th December, 2016 998

VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI SOLDIER SHOOT DEAD INJURED PALESTINIAN YOUTH LYING ON GROUND AFTER STABBING ATTACK


Video shows Israeli soldier shoot dead injured Palestinian youth lying on ground after stabbing attack... READ MORE

24th March, 2016 961

ROBISON CALL TO STOP MESH IMPLANTS


Ms Robison met members of the Scottish Mesh Survivors campaign group earlier this week... READ MORE

1st March, 2015 960

SOCIAL CARE SPENDING FALLING BELOW ?554 MINIMUM IN MOST AREAS


A number of councils, including Dartford, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Hampshire and North Lincolnshire, pay providers a local weekly rate well below ?400, while others are above ?600... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 895

COST OF SYRIAN REFUGEE PLAN PEGGED AT $1.2B OVER 6 YEARS


A government document obtained by The Canadian Press that lays out the proposed funding model says 876.7 million would be needed in 2015-2016 alone... READ MORE

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