Iraqi Kurdistan - updates

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Iraq Kurds offer to freeze independence vote

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) The offer comes as world powers scramble to avert any further escalation of the conflict between the key allies in the fight against ISIS

In this file photo, Iraqi Kurds wave flags of Iraqi Kurdistan during a demonstration outside the UN Office in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous region, on October 21, 2017, protesting against the escalating crisis with Baghdad. Safin Hamed/AFP

Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk governor's office in push against Kurds

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) The rapid advance, involving troops, tanks and armored vehicles, aims to recapture oil and military targets that Kurdish forces took over during the fightback against the Islamic State group

READY. Iraqi forces drive towards Kurdish peshmerga positions on October 15, 2017, on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Tensions rise after Iraq Kurds' independence vote

Sep 26, 2017 - 10:25 AM

The vote in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq and some disputed areas is non-binding and will not lead automatically to independence, but is seen by the Kurds as a major step towards a long-cherished dream of statehood

CELEBRATION. Iraqi Kurds wave the Kurdish flag as they celebrate in the streets of the northern city of Arbil on September 25, 2017 following a referendum on independence. Safin Hamed/AFP

Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in historic independence vote

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:16 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The non-binding vote on the Kurds' long-cherished dream of independence, initiated by veteran leader Massud Barzani, has angered not only the federal government but also neighboring Turkey and Iran

PUSH FOR INDEPENDENCE. Iraqis drive past posters encouraging people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum for the Kurdistan region on September 24, 2017, in central Kirkuk. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

U.S. urges Iraqi Kurdistan to call off independence vote

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The White House says holding the referendum in disputed areas is 'particularly provocative and destabilizing'

OPPOSITION. The United States is opposed to Iraqi Kurdistan's plans to hold an independence referendum later this month. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP