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  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Turkey for bombing Kurds, hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a “terrorist state”. Netanyahu hit back at Erdogan yesterday after he labeled Israel a “state that kills children,” calling him a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers and supports ‘terrorists’. The two countries had normalized relations […]

After three long years, I  raq has announced that its war against the Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, following its loss of the town of […]

Kurdish forces have announced they are entering a new phase in northern Deir ez-Zor province after the military defeat of ISIS and asked for coalition and Russian backing as they work to maintain peace in the liberated areas. The YPG are the dominant force within the US-led coalition-backed SDF that were battling ISIS in northern Deir […]

Another period of uncertainty to come as the US is to stop supplying arms to the Syrian Kurdish militia the YPG. According to Turkey’s Foreign Minister, President Donald Trump had made the promise in a phone call to his Turkish counterpart, President Erdogan. The White House said it was making “adjustments” to its support for […]

Progress underway as the KRG has launched a series of meetings with political parties in the Kurdistan Region to strengthen unity ahead of political negotiations with Baghdad. Kurdish parties have been engaged in intensive talks after Baghdad rejected the vote and Iraqi forces pushed the Peshmerga back to 2003 borders. In the wake the losses, […]

Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to retake the last pocket of territory in the country still held by the Islamic State group. The Euphrates valley town of Rawa and nearby villages were bypassed by government troops and allied militia when they retook the Syrian border town of Al-Qaim last week. However, ISIS jihadists […]

Start saving your dollars as the Central Bank of Iraq has called on all Iraqi banks in the country to halt their operations in the Kurdistan Region indefinitely. Any bank that disobeys will no longer receive foreign currency transfers from the central bank. The move is seen as part of the punitive measures taken by […]

Shock in Kirkuk as two explosions ripped through the city on Sunday, killing five people and wounding 10 others. The first explosion was a suicide bomber targeting a government building in the city’s Atlas neighborhood. The second explosion targeted the Hashd al-Shaabi currently based inside an old KDP office in the city. It’s the first […]

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Iran-backed militias who have been fighting ISIS in Iraq should go home as the battle is nearing its end. Mr Tillerson said all foreign fighters should leave and let Iraqis rebuild. He apparently asked Iraqi Shias in these militias to eutger integrate into the Iraqi army or […]

Sad day across the region as people are still reeling from a conflict that saw hundreds of thousands displaced from the city of Kirkuk and a number of people killed in clashes as Iraqi forces took control of the disputed area. The Hashd al-Shaabi also took control of Sinjar this morning and were in Makhmour […]


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