Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State group, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city.Read the full story ›
Iraq's military is moving in to control the international borders of the northern Kurdish region after the controversial referendum result.Read the full story ›
Kurds of all ages inked their fingers at the ballot box as they cast their vote in a historic and controversial independence referendum.Read the full story ›
Iraqi Kurds have voted in a historic but non-binding referendum on independence from Iraq.Read the full story ›
Turkey accused Barack Obama of arming “terrorists” in a Kurdish militant group in Syria which it has blamed for a deadly car bombing which claimed at least 28 lives on Wednesday.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused the US-supported Kurdish rebel group YPG of carrying out the attack in Ankara.
America has supported the YPG fighters - linked to the political PYD group - in their fight against Islamic State in Syria but Turkey insists they are terrorists.
Erdoğan said he tell Mr Obama that plane loads of weapons sent from the US had aided Kurdish group - and had also ended up in the hands of Isis.
"Three plane loads arrived, half of them ended up in the hands of Daesh (Islamic State), and half of them in the hands of the PYD," he said
US mum Samantha Johnston has reportedly left her family in North Carolina to take up arms against so-called Islamic State militants in Iraq.Read the full story ›
A former British soldier who served in Afghanistan is one of a 'growing number' of westerners joining Kurds in the fight against Isis.Read the full story ›
A pair of car bombs have killed nine people in the Kurdish-held Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, Reuters have reported, citing police and medical sources.
Militants from the Islamic State have made further ground in northern Iraq, seizing more towns after residents fled the area in fear.
Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh, was seized by the Jihadists after Kurdish troops were forced into a hasty retreat, according to AFP.
The towns are among many in the area where thousands of Christians who were forced to abandon their homes in the main northern city of Mosul last month had found refuge.