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Iraqi Kurds

Erdogan visits Iran as ties warm amid shared fears

1 year, 13 days ago
TEHRAN: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran on Wednesday in a sign of warming ties between the two neighbours who support rival camps in Syria but both strongly oppose last week's Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence. The…

Iraqi Kurds claim capture of town in advance on Mosul

1 year, 11 months ago
ERBIL: Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi…

Iraqi Kurds say they captured town near Mosul

1 year, 11 months ago
ERBIL: Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. An American official said Masoud Barzani,…

Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

3 years, 11 months ago
KOBANI: Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town.