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Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

11 months, 18 days ago
ARBIL, IRAQ: Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament Sunday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum. "After November 1, I…

Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff in oil-rich Kirkuk

1 year, 1 day ago
MARYAM BEIK: Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between its allies in the war against the Islamic State group.…

Turkey wants summit with Iran and Iraq after Kurd vote: PM

1 year, 18 days ago
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Thursday he wants to hold a summit with Iranian and Iraqi leaders to coordinate how to respond to the controversial Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum. "We are planning to come…

Iraqi PM calls on Kurds to cancel independence referendum result

1 year, 19 days ago
BAGHDAD/ERBIL: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded on Wednesday that Kurdish authorities “cancel” the outcome of the independence referendum in northern Iraq, as a condition for dialogue to resolve an escalating crisis. In a…

Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan’s power

1 year, 6 months ago
ISTANBUL: Turks began voting in a hotly contested referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country's political system in its modern history.…

WATCH: Erdogan biopic ‘Reis’ trailer

1 year, 7 months ago
ANKARA: A new film about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit cinema screens on Friday just weeks before a vote that would extend the powers of the country's head of state. "Reis" ("The Chief") stars well-known Turkish actor…

Italy’s Renzi announces resignation after referendum rout

1 year, 10 months ago
ROME: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil. His decision to…