Bible published in Sorani Kurdish for the first time

A full translation of the Bible has been published in the Sorani dialect of Kurdish for the first time. Only partial translations of the...

US releases video allegedly showing IS using human shields in Mosul

US Central Command on Friday released drone footage of the Islamic State (IS) group allegedly using civilian human shields in Iraq's Mosul.https://twitter.com/KomNewsCom/status/855701002699374592The video was...

Iraqi lawmakers concerned over ‘negative impact’ of presidential system in Turkey

Iraqi lawmakers have expressed concern over expected constitutional changes to Turkey's political system following last Sunday's victory for the 'yes' camp.The 18-article constitutional reform...

Kurdistan independence referendum cannot be held unless parliament reactivated: PUK

One of the main parties in northern Iraq's Kurdistan Region has said that an independence referendum on secession from Baghdad cannot be held without...

Turkey to ‘hit button’ on military operations into Syria and Iraq: pro-government paper

Turkey is planning three cross-border military operations into Iraq and Syria as a follow-up to the Euphrates Shield Operation, a pro-government newspaper has claimed.The...

Iraqi Turkmen to take ‘unconstitutional’ Kirkuk referendum decision to court

Representatives of Iraqi Turkmen in the Provincial Council of Kirkuk are going to address the state’s Constitutional Court with regard to the council’s decision...

‘Turkish government not a friend of Kurds,’ PKK commander warns KDP on Kirkuk

A leading commander of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has said the Turkish reaction against the hoisting of a Kurdistan Region flag in Kirkuk...

Turkey gearing up for military incursions into Iraq and Syria

Turkey is preparing for cross-border operations into Syria and Iraq in April according to reports.Indications that a "Euphrates Sword" operation is on the way, as...

Kurds reach agreement with Baghdad to hold census, referendum on Kirkuk

According to a press readout from the Iraqi Prime Minister's office, Kurdish parties and the central government have reached an agreement on holding a census...

Iraqi air force warns Mosul civilians about upcoming anti-IS operation

The Iraqi Air Force dropped millions of leaflets over western Mosul and other areas held by the Islamic State (IS) group to warn civilians...

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