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Iraqi Kurds

Erdogan visits Iran as ties warm amid shared fears

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 say they captured town near Mosul

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,…