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NATO May Withdraw Forces from Iraqi Kurdistan Region

NATO member states including Slovenia may withdraw their forces from the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Slovenian defence minister says.
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Baghdad Rejects Kurdistan’s Offer, Urges Annulment of Referendum Results

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for the total annulment of the recent Kurdish secession referendum in northern Iraq, apparently rejecting the Kurdish leader’s recent decision to merely freeze the results of the unconstitutional vote.
5,000 Kurdish Forces Join Iraqi Army in Nineveh Province

5,000 Kurdish Forces Join Iraqi Army in Nineveh Province

With the arrival of Iraqi federal forces in Nineveh Province in northern Iraq, five thousand Peshmerga forceshave joined the Iraqi army with all their military equipment.
Iran Reopens Land Border with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran Reopens Land Border with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has reopened its land border with the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sulaymaniyah province following a decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to suspend the results of its recent independence referendum.

Iraqi Kurds Offer to Suspend Referendum Results

The Iraqi Kurdistan has offered to suspend the results of its recent independence referendum in an effort to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue rather than military means.

Iran Denounces Attack on Its Consulate in Erbil

    According to a statement by the Iranian Consulate General in Erbil, on Friday evening, when the Consulate General was closed, certain individuals with political motives attacked the Iranian mission in Erbil. The Consulate General in...

Recapture of Kirkuk Foils Iraq Disintegration Plot: Iran

A top advisor to Iran’s Leader says the recent recapture of Kirkuk thwarted a plot to disintegrate Iraq, adding the days of the US’ presence and influence in the region are numbered.

‘Barzani Funneled Revenues of Kirkuk’s Oil to Personal Accounts Overseas’

A political analyst says the president of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, has made the greatest profit from the oil-rich Kirkuk province over the past 14 years.

Iran Has No Role in Kirkuk Operation: Leader’s Aide

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran's Leader, has dismissed allegations of the Islamic Republic’s involvement in the Iraqi army’s operation to retake the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces.
Iraqis Celebrate Recapture of Kirkuk from Kurds

Iraqis Celebrate Recapture of Kirkuk from Kurds

The Iraqi central government forces have retaken the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk on Monday in an operation launched on Sunday in response to Kurdistan’s independence referendum.

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