Rappler's latest stories on Iraqi Kurdistan
(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
(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
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
(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
The White House says holding the referendum in disputed areas is 'particularly provocative and destabilizing'