While the Kurdish region of Iraq is known to be relatively stable and prosperous compared to the rest of the country, economic and political woes are pushing Kurds to take the perilous journey to Europe in large numbers.
Daesh terrorists reportedly take over remote Luhaiban village while fighting near Qara Salem village leaves five people, including four Peshmerga soldiers, dead.
The refugee crisis between the European Union and Belarus escalated last month as increasing numbers of refugees arrived trying to cross over into Poland.
Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council ordered arrest of three participants of the conference, which was held in Erbil on Friday calling for normalisation of relations between Iraq and Israel.
Turkish Foreign Ministry says that a commemorative stamp planned to be printed depicts a map including Turkish provinces, calling on the KRG officials to immediately reverse its "grave mistake."
Tehran’s political and military involvement in Syria and Iraq have helped to turn their state structures upside-down.
At least four rockets struck an Iraqi airbase, the Iraqi military says in a statement, while other officials say one person was wounded at the base where an American defence company services combat aircraft.
Turkey’s success in eliminating the PKK in the region will determine its future in Sinjar and Mosul.
Turkey-Iraq, as well as Turkey-Erbil cooperation, will bring important developments in the coming period in fighting terrorism, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says following his visit to the neighbouring country.
"We are waiting for the Sinjar Agreement to be implemented, but it has not yet been applied," Prime Minister of Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq Masrour Barzani says.
The two sides sign an agreement to take back control of Sinjar, which has become a hotbed of the PKK's terror activities in northern Iraq.
With millions suffering from years of war and severely degraded medical facilities, countries at war cannot pay the price of a new frontline.
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